British people love it, but outside the United Kingdom this product is little known. Everything you need to now about the spreadable cream with a really special flavor.
Marmite is a product based on yeast, very well known in Britain, where it is often eaten for breakfast or for a quick snack. This spreadable cream is a variation of the Australian Vegemite, that they even consider a national food. However, except for the English and the Australians, this product is almost unknown. What is it?
What is Marmite?
Marmite is a dark-colored cream, with a strong smell and a strong and salty flavor. Its name derives from the French term which referred to the small terracotta jar in which the product was sold originally. The cream was invented at the end of the 19th century, in order to fully use brewers yeast.
Marmite was first produced in 1902. In a short time, it became a fundamental food in England. Thanks to its energy properties, the army started to consume it and, from that moment on, there has always been at least one jar in every English household.
In order to prepare Marmite, you only need a few ingredients: yeast, salt, and a mix of spices and herbs, such as celery and onion. They give the cream a salty and extremely strong flavor, which not everyone likes.
The extract of beer yeast, the main ingredient of this food, is rich in vitamins of the B group. For this reason, Marmite is considered a natural tonic, full of nutrients essential for our body.
In particular, the B-group vitamins are important for the development of the skeletal and muscular system. Moreover, they also have positive effects on the nervous system, decreasing stress and fatigue, also enhancing the immune system.
Recipes with Marmite
This cream taste is not appreciated by everyone, especially if you are not used to eat it from a younge age. Typically, Marmite is used on toasted slices of buttered bread, to lighten its intense flavor.
However, some people spread it on many other foods: for example, on pizza, cheese, avocado, chicken and jams. You can also use Marmite to season soups and pasta dishes. In short, although it can seem impossible to consume this cream in all of these ways, behind a simple jar there is a real world!
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Nicoletta Chiara Romano