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Monday, June 14, 2010

Vegemite Nutrition Facts


· Vegemite is considered one of the richest sources of vitamin B complex;
· Vitamin B plays an important role in supporting the rate of metabolism, promoting healthy skin, fortifying immune and nervous system function. It is very important for muscle and brain;
· Vegemite is free of added sugar, artificial colours and flavours;
· It is included in the food allowance of vegetarians;
· Vegemite is rich in thiamine, riboflavin, protein and niacin;
· As compared with jam and chocolate nut spread, vegemite is more tooth friendly;
· People who keep their figure also give preference to vegemite as it is low-calorie; for example, 5 g serve contains only 40 kJ;
· Vegemite is kosher and halal;
· Its inventor, Dr Cyril P Callister, spent many months in the lab, working out the formula of a new spread, rich in vitamin B;
· In the course of 80 years, the formula underwent only slight changes;
· Since the invention of vegemite, the product appeared in different types of jars;
· Vegemite was presented at the market in 1923, promising that it was “delicious on sandwiches and toast, and improves the flavour of soups, stews and gravies”;
· Vegemite was approved by the British Medical Association and it was publicized in the Australian Medical Journal. Doctors started recommending this product in the capacity of rich source of vitamin B. Welfare Centers recommended mothers to give their babies vegemite, as it contains Vitamin B1, B2 and Niacin;
· Over 22 million jars of this food item are sold from year to year; the product is spread on toasts, however it is also widely used in a range of recipes;
· Vegemite is a wonderful source of energy, as it is 5 times more concentrated than yeast.

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