First marketed in the United Kingdom in 1902, Marmite is one of the world’s most popular savoury spreads. The distinctive savoury taste of Marmite (there’s nothing else like it!) makes it a popular spread for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents.
This concentrated yeast extract paste is 100% vegetarian and gluten free, with no added fat, salt or sugar. Marmite is an excellent source of Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Niacin and Folic Acid (every 8,5 g serving of Marmite provides 55% of the RDA of Folic Acid) which is good news for pregnant women.
The product name may have been derived from a famous French soup, petite marmite. A “marmite” (pronounced "mar-MEET") is a French stock pot or cooking pot – like the one pictured on the front of the jar and shaped somewhat like the jar itself.