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Difference Between Vegemite and Marmite

We all love a certain kind of spread on toast or a sandwich filling. While some people may love mild and others lean more to strong flavors, many choices are available. Vegemite and marmite are some of the strong-flavored spreads commonly known. Made from a yeast concentrate, these two vary in several ways.

 

What is Vegemite?

Developed out of brewer’s yeast by Dr. Cyril P. Callister, Vegemite is an Australian yeast concentrate enforced with vitamin B as well as spices and vegetables. It came about after a rebranding fail by marmite, and is currently enjoyed on breakfast pizza, toast or crackers, among others. It has a savory and salty taste, with elements of bitterness to it and is vegan, halal and kosher.

 

What is Marmite?

Discovered by Justus Freiherr Von Liebig in the 19th century, marmite is a British intensely flavored yeast concentrate enriched in vitamin B. Mostly enjoyed by the Britons, the brand now has a newly released spread, Marmite XO, which is said to taste more like the original product. It has a syrup consistency and is brown. It is slightly salty and has a silky and smooth texture. It can be enjoyed in brownies, in an omelette and even cheese toasts.   

 

Similarities between Vegemite and Marmite

  • Both are made from yeast extract
  • Both have intense salty flavors

 

Differences between Vegemite and Marmite

Definition

Vegemite is an Australian yeast concentrate enforced with vitamin B as well as spices and vegetables. On the other hand, marmite is a British intensely flavored yeast concentrate enriched in vitamin B.

Taste

While vegemite has a savory and salty taste, with elements of bitterness to it, marmite is slightly sweet and salty.

Color

Vegemite is black in color while marmite is brown in color.

Origin

While vegemite originated from Australia, marmite originated from Britain.

Inventor

Vegemite was invented by Dr. Cyril P. Callister while marmite was invented by Justus Freiherr Von Liebig.

Vegemite and Marmite: Comparison Table

 

Vegemite vs. Marmite: Comparison Table

Vegemite is an Australian yeast concentrate enforced with vitamin B as well as spices and vegetables. It has a savory and salty taste, with elements of bitterness to it. On the other hand, marmite is a British intensely flavored yeast concentrate enriched in vitamin B. and is slightly sweet and salty. Despite these differences, the two are made from yeast and can be enjoyed based on personal preference.

 

Tabitha Njogu

Tabitha graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, whereby she specialized in Finance. She has had the pleasure of working with various organizations and garnered expertise in business management, business administration, accounting, finance operations, and digital marketing.

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