Are you a Marmate? An individual who sees their Marmite jar as a precious companion, according to the man-made up Marmite dictionary - The Marmasaurus. I know I am and the love for Marmite appears to be growing now that this delightful spread is rumoured to be the new eco-friendly Superfood and this is one I can’t live without.
Marmite is now being considered a Superfood and this is why:
- Sugar free, gluten free, vegetarian/vegan, lower in calories and provides nearly 50% of the recommended daily allowance for folic acid as well as 17% of your thiamine which helps to protect the nervous system.
- Good source of Vitamin B (B1, B2, B3 (Niacin), B9 and B12) essential for healthy liver and kidney function.
- Wonderful hangover cure - Alcohol depletes essential nutrients, including B vitamins so Marmite helps to replenish these as well as lost body salts.
- Mood enhancer as lack of B vitamins can cause Anxiety and Depression so Marmite helps lift the spirits.
- Packaging is eco-friendly and only local ingredients are used where it is produced .
- It can keep mosquitoes at bay, so make sure to take a bottle when you go camping.
Mindfulness Memo: Those with Yeast Intolerances and infants under a year old should avoid Marmite. Infants over a year old can consume small amounts but be mindful of the sodium content. Those suffering from kidney problems should also be mindful of the sodium content
There are many ways marmite can be incorporated into your diet. In Sri Lanka hot Marmite is drunk to cure hangovers, you simply dissolve a teaspoon into a mug of boiling water; add lime juice and a slice of fried onion. Sounds tempting but for those not so adventurous, Marmite can be added to stews and soups, used as a seasoning as well as in some desserts to give it that sweet salty taste.
Anti – Marmiters, if you haven’t changed your spread just yet, click on these links and see what nutritious snacks one can rustle up.
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