Vegemite Yeast Extract (220 Grams)
Vegemite is a thick, black Australian food spread made from the leftover brewers' yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives. It was originally developed by Cyril Callister in Melbourne, Victoria in 1922. The Vegemite brand was owned by Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods Inc.) until January 2017, when it was acquired by Bega Cheese. Vegemite is a spread for sandwiches, toasts, crumpets, cracker biscuits as well as filing for pastries. Vegemite is similar to Marmite. Vegemite is salty, slightly bitter, malty, and rich in glutamates - giving it a flavour similar to beef bouillon. Vegemite is vegan, kosher and halal. Vegemite is full of vitamin B and therefore serves as a great healthy snack.
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In 1919, following the disruption of British Marmite imports after World War I and prior to the introduction of Vegemite, Callister's employer, the Australian company Fred Walker & Co., gave him the task of developing a spread from the used yeast being dumped by breweries. Callister had been hired by the chairman Fred Walker. Vegemite was registered as a trademark in Australia that same year. Callister used autolysis to break down the yeast cells from waste obtained from the Carlton & United brewery. Concentrating the clear liquid extract and blending with salt, celery and onion extracts formed a sticky black paste.
|Nutritional values (per 100 gram)|
|Calories||729 kJ (174 kcal)|
|Saturated fats||0.1 g|
|Vitamin B1||11 mg|
|Vitamin B2||8.6 mg|
|Vitamin B3||50 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 g|