- Vegemite is a nutritious and versatile food
- In fact, it's one of the world's richest sources of B group vitamins
- B vitamins assist in converting carbohydrate, protein and fat in food into much needed energy for the body
- In addition, B vitamins are important for proper functioning of the nervous system, muscle and brain
- Some B vitamins such as B6 and folate are required for production of red blood cells in the body, whereas niacin helps maintain healthy skin and a digestive tract
- Has no artificial colours or flavours
- Is virtually fat-free
- Contains no added sugar
- Contains protein
- Is suitable for Vegetarians
- Is more tooth friendly compared to jam or choc nut spreads
- Makes a delicious and nutritious breakfast
- Has only 40kJ in a 5g serve
- Is Kosher
- Is Halal
- What's in Vegemite?
- A rich source of thiamine, riboflavin and niacin (25% RDI*)
- A rich source of folate (50% RDI* or 25% RDI for women of childbearing age)
- *RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
A single serving of Vegemite (5g) on a slice of bread provides a large percentage of your daily vitamin B requirements:
% Proportion of Recommended
Daily Intake (RDI) Per 5g / Per 100g
Thiamine 550 µg (50% RDI) / 11.0 mg
Niacin 2500 µg (25% RDI) / 50.0 mg
Riboflavin 430 µg (25% RDI) / 8.6 mg
Folate 100 µg (50% RDI)** / 2000 µg
**Recommended Dietary Intake for adults is 400µg or for women during pregnancy, 600µg (NHMRC 2006). It is important to maintain a varied diet
Thiamine(B1) plays an essential part in converting carbohydrates to energy, as well as being important for growth and normal functioning of the nervous system and heart.
Riboflavin (B2) is also important for the release of energy from foods, in particular protein metabolism. Riboflavin is essential for the development and repair of tissues, including the skin and eyes as well as being necessary for growth.
Niacin (B3) is necessary for normal energy metabolism and blood health.
Folate is essential for the formation of red blood cells and the production of enzymes and other body proteins. Folate also plays a vital role in the growth of a developing embryo. Research has revealed that the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect can be reduced up to 70% if women increase their intake of folate prior to and during pregnancy.(NHMRC 2006)
Low in fat and kilojoules
Vegemite is virtually fat free and low in kilojoules, supplying only 40kj per teaspoon and less than 1g of fat per 100g.
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