I have recently been asked (once again) about one of Australia’s fav. things….Vegemite. Vegemite is honoured and revered here. It is a black/very dark brown paste that is actually a sandwich spread. We use it for sandwiches (with cheese, or lettuce), toast, dry biscuits, with eggs, I use it to make gravy & meatloaf. (not to be confused with the not so tasty vegetarian alternative…. marmite) It is made from beef & yeast extract & is high in Vit. B. & it is a bit salty. It is the consistancy of Ultra Glue. I believe it has recently been banned in the US because of the folate content, however, you won’t find a ‘true blue’ Aussie home without at least one jar of it!
The few Northern Hemispherer’s I have introduced it to have liked it, once they had instructions. You apply it VERY thinly. A little goes a long way……….hmmmmmmmmmm delish, my mouth is watering thinking about a big slab of fresh snowy white bread with lashings of cool butter & a smear of vegemite, sitting up at my Nana’s kitchen table. YUM!