This mighty spread is a healthy and delicious alternative to the Australian favourite, ‘vegemite’.
Sadly, vegemite is not the health food product it is marketed to be. It is instead highly processed containing very high levels of sodium, msg, and preservatives. While the label shares all the amazing vitamins it contains, they are unfortunately synthetic, making them impossible to absorb.
Instead of store-bought vegemite, make your own with this easy alternative which tastes delicious. It’s just 4 ingredients and takes all of 5 minutes. Plus, it will be adding real nutrients into the diet that do get absorbed.
These ingredients can now often be found in your local supermarket and if not, your health food store or easily online.
The star ingredient is tahini. A great source of copper, a trace mineral essential for iron absorption, blood clot formation, and blood pressure. It’s also rich in selenium, a mineral that helps decrease inflammation and promotes immune health, as well as phosphorus, which is involved in maintaining bone health.
Our kids are smart and creatures of comfort. Instead of throwing out the next jar of vegemite, clean it out and use that as your container with your own homemade version. If you have particularly fussy eaters, mix vegemite with a small portion of mighty spread. Over time, decrease the vegemite to a point you don’t need it anymore.
- 210g black tahini
- ½ cup tamari
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Add all ingredients into a small to medium bowl and whisk together until smooth. It's also quite salty like the original, so if you're not keen on too much salt, use a little less tamari, or add it slowly until you're happy.
- Since this is easy to make, start by trialling half a batch. It's so easy to make more.
- Store in the fridge for up to one month.