July 18, 2018 - MSN
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.