A Look at Vegemite

May 29, 2006 by Visual Recipes | Filed in Spotlight on Food | 10 Comments

Vegemite is a dark brown, salty food paste made from yeast extract, mainly used as a spread on sandwiches and toast, though occasionally used in cooking. It is popular in Australia and New Zealand and is known as one of Australia’s national foods.

Vegemite is made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacture, and various vegetable and spice additives. The taste is difficult to describe but is extremely salty and slightly bitter, and as might be expected, malty.

Vegemite is often spread very thinly, with liberal amounts of butter first to help to soften the strong taste, or with sliced or melted cheese.

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10 Comments

Paul

Jun 06, 2006

Vegemite is great stuff. Unfortunately it’s owned by Kraft who are a bunch of ....

AJ

Jun 11, 2006

2. vegemite tastes bad…no i dont work for another company or whatever, althought do try it, that way u will hate it too

feebee622000

Jun 17, 2006

I have grown up with vegimite in the cupboard and just all things the more u use the better it taste.

aussie

Jul 10, 2006

vegemite rules

Duzer

Aug 30, 2006

Was introduced to Vegimite in England by my aunt. My sensory opinion? Arghhhhhhh.

aussie2

Sep 19, 2006

vegemite rocks try it on toast with butter melted
yummo

jewls

Sep 08, 2007

Like previously stated… it takes some getting used to, then you find yourself craving it. Give it a try, its good for you.

Wanda

Dec 21, 2007

Having grown up in NZ I was used to Marmite. Now there’s a taste that takes some getting used to if your haven’t grown up with it.
When we moved to Australia they only had Vegemite which I disliked because it had a softer sweeter taste. But like everything - over the years you get used to the difference. Now I love Vegemite.
Wanda

Me

Apr 21, 2008

Vegemite is weird and salty

Lisa Smith

Sep 05, 2010

Try vegemite on toast with more butter than vegemite. It will change your life.

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