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A stew?! Would have never thought! Thanks for letting me know -might need to experiment one day (of course, only when parents aren't at home eating).

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Bumping this thread up since I have been gifted with a large jar of Vegemite by a grateful Aussie who I've been gifting baked foodie items from my kitchen. I love the stuff! Now I'm off to seach for recipes for it at its website -vegemite.com.au

How does one store Vegemite? Do I stick it in the fridge or what?

*Off to make another Vegemite-cheese toast sandwich.

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How does one store Vegemite? Do I stick it in the fridge or what?

Just leave it in your pantry. No nned to put it in the fridge as it never goes off.

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Thanks Taubear. It does seem to spread better on toast rather than on regular bread. I could imagine it getting hard in the fridge.

Just had another Vegemite cheese toast sandwich for brekkies today.

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my introduction to vegemite was in NZ, a friendly nzlander gave us a jar and couldn't wait for our reaction. Working in a bio laboratory it immediately reminded me of my lab experiments, yuck. However, I think I that using it in stews, as mentioned above, is a great idea. It is high in glutamates, a flavor enhancer. In fact the food industry likes to write yeast extract instead of MSG because it sounds healthier (I don't remember where I read that).

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When my daughter was young we used to put a smear of vegemite on her teething rusk.

Needless to say, today she enjoys both vegemite and umami rich foods.

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Kraft just introduced myfirst Vegemite. Formulated as a gateway drug for young children. It apparently has added vitamins B6 and B12, and half the salt of the original. I guess selling low salt food to adults is out of the question here.

I bought a jar of MightyMite, because it has less salt than Vegemite, but I still think it is awfully salty. So maybe myfirst would be a suitable gateway for foreigners and transplants, too.

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Just finishing my first vegemite toast. Didn't put cheese on (will try that next time) but it's on bacon and cheese bread. I think I put too much on as I'm getting very thirsty and the coffee isn't helping.

Good to know that you can use it in cooking. I use Bovril in my cooking at times (stews, soups, etc.) when I have that on hand. But that stuff is so darn expensive here so vegemite will have to do.

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I absolutely adore Marmite. I spread it thickly on toast, bread, anything - no butter. I'll also eat it straight from the jar.

Incredible secret ingredient in chili by the way - adds a major umami component.

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