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July 18, 2018 - MSN

What Is Marmite? The Polarizing British Spread People Love to Hate

What Is Marmite? The Polarizing British Spread People Love to Hate

Marmite is famously known as an iconic British spread, but it actually wasn't created by a Brit. Justus von Liebig, a 19th century German scientist, actually invented it by accident. He found a way to concentrate brewer's yeast and bottle it up to be eaten as he was studying beer brewing. The name marmite came from the French term for a large covered cooking pot (pronounced in French as "marmeet"). It wasn’t until 1902 when the Marmite Food Company began selling it commercially, making it officially British.

GruntVegan: Marmite, traditionally used in Britain and Australia as a spread, can also be used as a base for veggie stock or making gravy.

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