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22 Delicious/ Disgusting Facts About Marmite

Do you love it, or hate it?

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1. Marmite was invented in the late 19th century by German scientist Justus von Liebig.

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The scientist discovered that brewer's yeast (a byproduct of the brewing process) could be concentrated, bottled and eaten.


11. There have been several limited edition versions.

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In February 2007, there was Guinness Marmite. In January 2008 Champagne Marmite was released for Valentine's Day. In Christmas 2012 a limited gold edition was launched, containing edible gold-coloured flecks.


12. Marmite is thought to be gluten-free.

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Although, Unilever will not confirm that it contains less than 20 PPM of gluten, which is the current European standard and the proposed U.S. FDA standard for gluten-free labeling.