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TypeFood paste
Place of originAustralia
Created byHenry Lewis & Company
Main ingredientsVegetables and yeast extract
Similar dishesVegemite

Promite /ˈprmt/ is a dark brown, salty food paste mainly used as a spread on sandwiches and toast similar to Vegemite and Marmite. Promite was invented in the 1950s by Henry Lewis & Company and marketed under the Masterfoods brand. Henry Lewis & Company later became MasterFoods Australia and New Zealand, before being bought out by the privately owned Mars family's group of companies in 1967. As Mars, Incorporated is a privately owned U.S. company, Promite is no longer an Australian-owned food. However, Promite is still manufactured and sold in Australia.

Promite is made from vegetables and yeast extract, and is naturally high in various B vitamins.


According to Mars Customer care, "In 2013, we removed vitamins Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and Niacin (B3), as well as two flavour enhancers, and found this to benefit some consumers sensitive to those vitamins, without impacting taste or texture".[citation needed] However, some natural vitamins remain from the raw ingredients, approximately:

Name Vitamin Abundance
Thiamin B1 4mg / 100g
Riboflavin B2 1mg / 100g
Niacin B3 50mg / 100g
Pantothenic Acid B5 12mg / 100g
Vitamin B6 B6 3mg / 100g

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