An interesting confusion has developed around Vegemite, the salty, yeasty extract that’s wildly popular in Australia and New Zealand. It has its fans here too, as a spread for buttered toast. It’s high in B vitamins and contains folate. It seems the FDA allows folate to be added only to breads and cereal products, and there’s the rub.
Kraft makes it and isn’t importing it until the position of the FDA is clear. The FDA says they haven’t banned it.
The bottom line is that Vegemite is very scarce in the States these days. Stay tuned.
Scroll down for two interesting entries on the matter in Gourmet’s food blog.
THIS is why I can’t find Vegemite anymore?!