Calories in marmite

Marmite, or yeast extract as it is otherwise known, is undoubtedly something that you either love or hate. This page is going to highlight how many calories are in marmite for you, as well as explaining it's nutritional values. If you want to know whether or not marmite is good for you, the information on this page will provide you with a simple answer.

What is yeast extract?

Marmite is the product name, but what it actually is is something called 'yeast extract', which is a by product of beer brewing.

How many calories in marmite?

So how many calories does marmite have in it? Let's first look at those found in a simple spread serving of the yeast extract.

  • In a 4 g spread of marmite there is 10 calories

Marmite calories by weight

Now let us look at some different weights of yeast extract, although it is highly unlikely that you will be eating it in these volumes, well that is unless you really love it!

  • In 100 g of marmite there are 250 calories
  • In 1 oz of marmite there are 69 calories

We hope that this section has been able to point out the calories marmite contains. To find out the nutritional benefits of marmite, please continue reading the next section.

Marmite nutrition facts

When it comes to a serving of marmite, you can't really take much more than a spreadable amount into consideration. It's not as if people eat it at 50 grams at a time!

The following marmite /yeast extract nutritional values are based on a 4 g serving:

  • Vitamin A - None
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) - 0.2 milligrams (an impressive 21% of your recommended daily intake)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - 0.3 milligrams (a helpful 20% of your RDI)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - 6.4 milligrams (a massive 40% of the total needed in a day)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.1 milligrams
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate) - 200.0 micrograms (50% of your RDI)
  • Vitamin B12 - 1.4 micrograms (a helpful 24% of the total required per day)
  • Vitamin C - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin D - None
  • Vitamin E - None
  • Vitamin K - None
  • Sodium - 160 milligrams
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.0 milligrams
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates - 1.0 g
  • Total fats - 0.0 g
  • Sugars - 0.0 g

The RDA/RDI mentioned in this list applies to the average male adult, and may vary due to age, gender and individual requirements due to medical reasons.

Find out much more about the various nutrients that are listed above by checking out our vitamins and minerals menu. We have a page for each one explaining exactly what positive contributions they make to the health of your body, and highlighting all of the other foods that they can be found in.

Is marmite good for you?

So is marmite good for you? Considering it is a by product of brewed beer, and something you really need an acquired taste for, it is understandable that you might be asking this question. Marmite is a really rich source of B vitamins such as vitamin B1/ Thiamin, Vitamin B2/Riboflavin, vitamin B3/Niacin, vitamin B9/Folate and vitamin B12. It is relatively low in calories, as you are only ever likely to eat it in very small amounts, and it does not contain more than a trace of fat. This means that marmite is in no way bad for you, especially in small doses.

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