SCMB experts comment on Vegemite alcohol claims

24 Aug 2015
A photo of Vegemite and Marmite, two examples of yeast extract-based breakfast spreads. AZAdam/Wikimedia Commons
A photo of Vegemite and Marmite, AZAdam/Wikimedia Commons

Vegemite has been in the news of late for all the wrong reasons. It all started when Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion said he’d heard the yeast extract was being used in dry communities to brew alcohol.

The question of whether it’s even possible to brew alcohol from the black spread has since been raised.

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