Marmite. Do you love it or hate it? I can't stand the stuff. I do like Twiglets though, which once again proves my theory that humans are weird.
As a brand, Marmite has successfully marketed itself for years. I was researching at the Wellcome Library recently when I discovered this gem of a pamphlet from 1935. Entitled 'Marmite in Medicine and Dietetics' I had no idea that the yeasty sticky brown spread was such a miraculous foodstuff.
Tropical Macrocytic Anaemia
"Although liver extract has proved to be efficient in the treatment of macrocytic anaemia, Marmite, on account of its cheapness, is the method of choice .... even when the red blood cells are as low as one million the response to Marmite in adequate doses is very rapid .... Under the treatment with Marmite, the prognosis of this dread condition is good, and is this investigation we have one of the triumphs of modern medicine." (Journ. Trop. Med. & Hyg., Nov 1st, 1933, p. 340.)