Sunday, September 02, 2012

Marmite - Superfood

They said I was crazy.

Just because I have been extolling the many benefits of Marmite on this blog.

But they said Copernicus was crazy when he said the earth isn't the center of the universe.

And they said Einstein was crazy when he said that everything is relative.

And they said Uncle Ernest was crazy when he ran naked down the main road with flowers in his hair.

No, wait. Uncle Ernest really was crazy.

But I'm not.

At last, science has proved conclusively that Marmite is a superfood.

According to this article in the Daily Telegraph (which is renowned for its truthiness) a study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation discovered that high doses of vitamin B3 -- one of Marmite's main ingredients -- produce neutrophilis, a white blood cell that fights bacteria and increases the immune system's ability to fight infection up to 1,000 times.

1,000 times!

Who doesn't want some of that?

I rest my case.

I think I'll have some Marmite now.


kiwiyates said...

Nothing better than a kiwi opening a jar of Marmite (sent from home)in a US College cafeteria and watching the resulting chaos as young Americans fight to get out of the building ....

JP said...

Hurrah for Marmite!

Tillerman said...

Hmmm. At the recent Olympics, nations that eat Marmite (or Vegemite) - GBR, NZL and AUS - won 11 medals. Americans, who can't stand the stuff won none.

kiwiyates said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!! And also in the AC, as more and more Kiwis, Aussies and POMs consumed Marmite, the Yanks lost their grip on the Cup. They didn't win it back until Marmite eaters we brought into their team! We could right a new book - "Saving Sailing - the Marmite Way!" Of course there is still the big Marmite vs Vegemite debate..... but that's another blog.

theKnittingSailor said...

Surely vegemite is just a cheap rip off and but a pale shadow of Marmite?

Tillerman said...

It is Victoria. But Australians don't know any better.

Adam Turinas said...

HHm. It's 4 pm. Time for tea, toast and marmite

O Docker said...

What do these science phonies know?

They're all funded by government grants, so they say anything Big Government wants them to.

Show me a single mention of Marmite in the Bible.

Tillerman said...

Exactly O Docker.

The Bible bans the eating of any animal which doesn’t both chew cud and has a divided hoof, any seafood without fins or scales, the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, the red kite, any kind of black kite, any kind of raven, the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe, the bat, flying insects with four legs, unless those legs are jointed, any animal which walks on all four and has paws, the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard, the gecko, the monitor lizard, the wall lizard, the skink, the chameleon, and any creature which crawls on many legs or its belly.

The fact that God didn't think to tell us not to eat Marmite must mean that it's OK.

Anonymous said...

There's apparently a massive Marmite shortage in NZL as apparently the factory has been closed due to earthquake damage.

O Docker said...

Tillerman, I just reread my last comment and I owe you an apology. I don't know what happened.

Maybe it's all the wrapups of the Republican convention I've been watching.

And then the FM went out on my radio and I've been stuck listening to AM radio all week.

I'm so sorry.

JP said...

Could be worse - apparently someone's stolen most of Canada's strategic Maple Syrup reserve, more here

Tillerman said...

But the good news is that rare supplies of New Zealand Marmite have been given to the Olympic medal winners from NZL.

kiwiyates said...

From a recent Sports NZ survey....
Almost all young New Zealanders take part in some sport or recreation activities - Around 99% of boys and girls of all ages had taken part in one or more sport and recreation activities at least once "this year".
....the results show that a high proportion of boys and girls take part in three or more hours of sport and recreation a week:
- for 5 to 14-year-olds the figure is 90%
- for 15 to 18-year-olds the figure is 80% for boys and 70% for girls

Interesting all these kids also eat MARMITE and sailing didn't even make it onto the top 10 list

my2fish said...

I'd never even heard of Marmite until seeing you talk about it on this blog. our German exchange student in high school introduced my family to Nutella. should I be grateful that we didn't host a student from England?

Fiona said...

Marmite is made from yeast extract. There is no meat in it. Bovril does have meat in it I think. Marmite is a by-product of making beer. Pregnant women should eat Marmite as it contains folic acid, necessary for the growing foetus. Thank you.

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