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Vegemite on toast.
Vegemite on toast.

Vegemite (IPA: /'vedʒɪˌmɑɪt/) is a dark brown, savoury food paste made from yeast extract, used mainly as a spread on sandwiches, toast and cracker biscuits, as well as a filling of pastries like Cheesymite scroll, in Australia and New Zealand. It is similar to British Marmite, New Zealand Marmite and Swiss Cenovis. Larger version of Vegemite on toast. ... Larger version of Vegemite on toast. ... Australian English is a non-rhotic variety of English spoken by most native-born Australians. ... Yeast extract is the common name for yeast autolysates, that is, concentrations of yeast cells that are allowed to die and break up, so that the yeasts digestive enzymes break their proteins down into simpler compounds. ... Butter is commonly sold in sticks (pictured) or small blocks, and often served using a butterknife. ... An Italian sandwich. ... This article is about the food. ... A Cheez-It cracker. ... A cheesymite scroll from Australia A cheesymite scroll is a spiral of baked bread with vegemite and cheese baked into it. ... A jar of the British version of Marmite Marmite is a British and New Zealand savoury spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. ... A jar of the British version of Marmite Marmite is a British and New Zealand savoury spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. ... Tubbed Cenovis, as being sold by Cenovis S.A. Cenovis is a product based on yeast extract similar to Vegemite and Marmite, rich in vitamin B1. ...


Vegemite is made from leftover brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacture, and various vegetable and spice additives. The taste may be described as salty, slightly bitter, and malty - somewhat similar to the taste of beef bouillon. The texture is smooth and sticky, much like peanut butter. It is not as intensely flavoured as Marmite, and is also less sweet than the New Zealand version of Marmite. Typical divisions Ascomycota (sac fungi) Saccharomycotina (true yeasts) Taphrinomycotina Schizosaccharomycetes (fission yeasts) Basidiomycota (club fungi) Urediniomycetes Sporidiales Yeasts are a growth form of eukaryotic microorganisms classified in the kingdom Fungi, with approximately 1,500 species described. ... A by-product is a secondary or incidental product deriving from a manufacturing process or chemical reaction, and is not the primary product or service being produced. ... A 16th century brewery Brewing can also refer to steeping, as in the preparation of tea. ... --Bouillon-- Is, in French Cuisine, simply a broth. ... A jar of the British version of Marmite Marmite is a British and New Zealand savoury spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. ... A jar of the British version of Marmite Marmite is a British and New Zealand savoury spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. ...


Vegemite is popular with many Australians and New Zealanders, who often consider it a "national food." It is considered an Australian cultural icon and can be found in shops around the world, particularly where there are large populations of Australian expatriates. It has not been successfully marketed in other countries, apart from New Zealand, and has failed to catch on in the United States, despite being owned by US food giant Kraft. American cultural icons. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Kraft has more than one meaning: there is a company named Kraft Foods there is the paper industry Kraft process In the German language, kraft means force (see [1]) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Vegemite was invented in 1923 by food technologist Dr. Cyril P. Callister when his employer, the Australian company Fred Walker & Co, gave him the task of developing a spread from brewer's yeast, following the disruption of Marmite imports after World War I. Vegemite was registered as a trade mark in Australia that same year. The registration was later transferred to Kraft Foods, a U.S. multinational, which has maintained an interest in Vegemite since the 1920s. In 1919, New Zealand company Sanitarium had started manufacturing a version of Vegemite's biggest competitor, Marmite, and was shipping it to Australia. The food technology room at Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire. ... A number of famous people have gone by the name of Fred Walker: Fred Walker (industrialist), steel magnate from Blackburn, United Kingdom. ... Kraft Foods Inc. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Sanitarium Health Food Company is a food company in Australia and New Zealand that produces a large range of breakfast cereals as well as a range of vegetarian products. ...


The name "Vegemite" was selected out of a hat by Fred Walker's daughter, Sheilah. Faced with growing competition from New Zealand Marmite, the product was known from 1928 to 1935 as "Parwill", allowing a convoluted advertising slogan that said "Marmite but Parwill" — that is, "Ma (mother) might like the taste but Pa (father) will." This attempt to expand market share was unsuccessful and the name was changed back to Vegemite. Today Vegemite far outsells Marmite and other similar spreads in Australia. A jar of the British version of Marmite Marmite is a British and New Zealand savoury spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Market share, in strategic management and marketing, is the percentage or proportion of the total available market or market segment that is being serviced by a company. ...

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Vegemite and cheese

During the '90s Kraft Foods released a product in Australia known as "Vegemite Singles". It combined two of Kraft's major products into one. The product consisted of Kraft Singles with Vegemite added to the ingredients of the cheese, thus creating Vegemite flavoured cheese. It was an attempt by Kraft at an experimental product to expand the Vegemite product further and was developed due to the enormous popularity of Vegemite and cheese sandwiches (made by placing a slice of cheese into a Vegemite sandwich). Vegemite Singles were later taken off the market, possibly due to poor sales. Kraft Foods Inc. ... Kraft Foods is the third largest international food products corporation (after Unilever and Nestlé). It is part of the Altria Group, having been purchased by tobacco company Phillip Morris in 1988. ...


U.S. ban rumor

In October 2006, the Melbourne newspaper, the Herald Sun incorrectly reported that Vegemite had been banned in the United States, and that the U.S. Customs Service had gone so far as to search Australians entering the country for Vegemite. The origin of the story appears to have been an anecdote from a traveler who claimed to have been searched, and a spokesperson for Kraft Foods who made a misinformed comment to reporters. The story led to some anti-American comments in blogs and newspapers. The Herald Sun blamed the U.S. President for the ban, and encouraged readers to post comments on its website and send emails to the White House. The Herald Sun is a newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, that is published by The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... The United States Customs Service (now part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection or CBP) was the portion of the US Federal Government dedicated to keeping illegal products outside of US borders. ...


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration later stated that although it is technically illegal in the U.S. to add folate to food products other than bread or cereal, there were no plans to investigate whether Vegemite contains folate, to subject it to an import ban, or to have it withdrawn from U.S. supermarket shelves. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection also tried to dispel the rumour, stating on its website that "there is no known prohibition on the importation of Vegemite" and "there is no official policy within CBP targeting Vegemite for interception".[1] The story of the "ban" later took on the status of urban legend.[2] While Vegemite has never been abundant in the U.S., it can still be purchased at some stores that stock imported foods.[3] “FDA” redirects here. ... Folic acid (the anion form is called folate) is a B-complex vitamin (once called vitamin M) that is important in preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in the developing human fetus. ... U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a bureau of the United States Department of Homeland Security, is charged with regulating and facilitating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. trade laws. ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ...


Nutritional information

Vegemite is rich in B vitamins, but unlike Marmite and some other yeast extracts, it is not artificially fortified with the essential B-12 vitamin and thus not as good a nutritional choice for vegetarians or non-eaters of red meat. The B vitamins are eight water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. ... Cobalamin or vitamin B12 is a chemical compound that is also known as cyanocobalamine. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Red meat in culinary terminology refers to meat which is red-colored when raw, while in nutritional terminology, it refers to meat from mammals. ...

Per 5 g suggested serving size

  • Energy - 41 kJ / 9.76 kCal
  • Protein - 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrate
    • Total - 1 g
    • Sugars - Less than 1 g
  • Fat
    • Total - Less than 1 g
    • Saturated - Less than 1 g
  • Niacin - 2500 µg (25% RDA)
  • Thiamine - 550 µg (50% RDA)
  • Riboflavin - 430 µg (25% RDA)
  • Folate - 100 µg (50% RDA)
  • Sodium - 169 mg

Per 100 g

  • Energy - 811 kJ / 193.1 kCal
  • Protein - 25.6 g
  • Carbohydrate
    • Total - 19.5 g
    • Sugars - 1.7 g
  • Fat
    • Total - Less than 1 g
    • Saturated - Less than 1 g
  • Niacin - 50 mg
  • Thiamine - 11 mg
  • Riboflavin - 8.6 mg
  • Folate - 2000 µg
  • Sodium - 3380 mg

RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance.


Advertising and branding

Different Vegemite jars - National Museum of Australia
Different Vegemite jars - National Museum of Australia

Vegemite's rise to popularity was helped by marketing campaigns begun in 1954, using groups of smiling, attractive healthy children singing a catchy jingle entitled "We're happy little Vegemites". The two young twin girls who sang this advertising jingle were known as the "Vegemite Twins". In March 2007, Kraft announced that they are trying to trace the original children from the campaign to celebrate the advertisement's fiftieth anniversary. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3636x800, 471 KB) Vegemite Jars timeline of photos - National Museum Canberra File links The following pages link to this file: Vegemite ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3636x800, 471 KB) Vegemite Jars timeline of photos - National Museum Canberra File links The following pages link to this file: Vegemite ... The year 1954 in television involved some significant events. ... A jingle is a memorable slogan, set to an engaging melody, mainly broadcast on radio and sometimes on television commercials. ...


Australian slang usage

This jingle gave rise to an Australian slang expression "happy little Vegemite" – a happy person. This first became popular in the 1950s. Since then it has also been extended, ad hoc, to various complimentary expressions utilising the same structure, such as "good little Vegemite", "clever little Vegemite". This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

New Zealand-made Vegemite and New Zealand Marmite side by side
New Zealand-made Vegemite and New Zealand Marmite side by side

Image File history File links NZ_Marmite_Vegemite. ... Image File history File links NZ_Marmite_Vegemite. ... A jar of the British version of Marmite Marmite is a British and New Zealand savoury spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. ...

Popular culture

  • Vegemite came to the attention of many people outside the region in the lyrics of the 1982 worldwide song "Down Under" by Men at Work:
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.
  • The original 1986 lyric to the John Williamson song True Blue included the lines "Is it standing by your mate/ When he's in a fight? Or just Vegemite?" When Vegemite was sold to Kraft, Williamson changed the final line to "Or will she be right?"
  • The West End theatrical comedy The Vegemite Tales written by Melanie Tait tells the story of a group of young Australians living in a London flatshare.

Down Under is the title of a New Wave song of the reggae flavour, recorded in 1982 by the Australian rock group Men at Work, and featured on their album Business as Usual. ... This article has been selected as the current Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... Williamson performing at the memorial service for Steve Irwin (September 2006) John Robert Williamson AM (born 1 November 1945 in Quambatook, Victoria) is an Australian country music singer-songwriter. ... True Blue is a patriotic folk song written by Australian singer-songwriter John Williamson and often performed at sporting events. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

References

  1. ^ "Why is CBP Seizing Vegemite?", U.S. Customs and Border Protection (via www.cbp.gov), October 31, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Vegemite Ban", Snopes (via snopes.com), October 28, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-22. 
  3. ^ "US denies Vegemite ban", AAP (via News.com.au), October 25, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-10-25. 

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See also

  • Marmite
  • Aussie Mite - created because Vegemite is now owned by an international corporation
  • Mighty Mite (Yeast Extract Spread) - an Australian Made and Owned Yeast Extract Spread made by Three Threes
  • Cenovis
  • Promite
  • Vitam-R Mite - especially popular in Germany, but available in health food stores in the UK
  • Viandoxen - a liquid form of a marmite-like substance, sold in France
  • Bovrilimite

A jar of the British version of Marmite Marmite is a British and New Zealand savoury spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. ... A jar of Aussie Mite Aussie Mite is/was a dark brown, salty food paste spread made from yeast extract. ... Tubbed Cenovis, as being sold by Cenovis S.A. Cenovis is a product based on yeast extract similar to Vegemite and Marmite, rich in vitamin B1. ... Promite (IPA pronunciation: ) is the registered brand name for a dark brown, salty food paste mainly used as a spread on sandwiches and toast similar to the better known Vegemite and Marmite. ...

External links

Kraft brands

Capri Sun | Crystal Light | Dairylea | General Foods | Jell-O | Kool-Aid | Kraft Dinner | Maxwell House | Oscar Mayer | Post Cereals | Tang | Toblerone | Vegemite Kraft Foods Inc. ... Capri Sun is a brand of juice drink owned by the German Company WILD (Chairman Dr. Hans-Peter Wild) sold in silver pouches. ... Crystal Light is the name of a sugar-free, energy-free beverage (originally just a beverage powder, which could be soluble in water). ... Dairylea is a brand of cheese products produced by Kraft Foods in the United Kingdom and marketed mainly towards children. ... General Foods, formerly shorthand for the General Foods Corporation, is now a brand of Kraft Foods. ... JELL-O is a brand name belonging to USA-based Kraft Foods for a number of gelatin desserts, including fruit gels, puddings and no-bake cream pies. ... Categories: Food and drink stubs | Kraft brands | Beverages ... Box on left, purchased in the USA. Box on right, purchased in Canada Kraft Dinner, also known as KD, Kraft Mac n Cheese, or Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, is a pasta dish of macaroni and cheese that is produced by the Kraft company. ... Maxwell House is a brand of coffee. ... Oscar Mayer Oscar Mayer is an American meat and cold cut production company, now owned by Kraft Foods, known for its hot dogs, bologna, bacon and Lunchables products. ... Post Cereals, formerly Postum Cereals was founded by C. W. Post. ... Tang is a sugared, fruit-flavored, non-carbonated soft drink from the USA. The original orange flavored Tang was formulated by General Foods Corporation in 1957 and first marketed (in powdered form) in 1959. ... An opened Toblerone Toblerone (IPA pronunciation: ) is a chocolate bar made by Kraft Foods Switzerland. ...


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Vegemite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (577 words)
Vegemite (IPA: ['vɛdʒɪˌmaɪt]) is the registered brand name for a dark brown, salty food paste made from yeast extract, mainly used as a spread on sandwiches and toast, though occasionally used in cooking.
Vegemite should be spread very thinly with butter to help to soften the strong taste, or with sliced or melted cheese.
Vegemite's rise to popularity was helped by marketing campaigns begun in the year 1954, using groups of smiling, attractive healthy children singing a catchy jingle entitled "We're happy little Vegemites".
Vegemite - Uncyclopedia (404 words)
Vegemite is a term coined by members of the vegetarian movement.
To Christians, "Vegemite" refers to the unending hell of quasi-Marmite that unbelievers will have to consume in their journey through the Afterlife (also known as Disney).
Vegemite is a toxic substance used for cow tipping and is the chief material component for Mordenkainen's Lubrication.
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