What if we told you that AussieMite is the most nutritious, vegan, certified gluten-free yeast spread (that's actually delicious) with Vitamin B12 and Iron? You would probably think we were telling porky pies...
As you can see, she has not a lot of followers on Instagram. But we don't mind. Because she is the best Dietitian specialising in Gastroenterology and Mental Health in the country.
Thanks to Annabel AussieMite is now the most nutritious and only certified gluten-free vegan yeast spread with Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12 and Iron.
Gluten-free and endorsed by Coeliac Australia
Unlike other big brands, AussieMite is gluten-free and endorsed by Coeliac Australia (as we've just said in the headline), meeting the strict criteria and standards for gluten-free as set by FSANZ.
AussieMite is suitable for those who need to be on a strict gluten free diet. As it is gluten free, it is also wheat free and is suitable for those who need to avoid wheat.
A good source of vitamin B12 and Folic Acid
Vitamins and minerals are essential as they help to maintain good health by assisting in various bodily functions such as energy production and red blood cell renewal.
Of the 13 vitamins required by the body, vitamin B makes up 8 of the 13. Together, the B vitamins make up a B-complex, where they play essential roles in body function for cell metabolism or as co-factors to essential bodily processes. AussieMite contains 5 of these essential B vitamins!
As for the vitamin B's - they cannot be stored in the body and therefore need to be replaced on a daily basis through the diet. It is for this reason that adequate amounts of vitamin B are consumed on a daily basis as part of a well balanced nutritious diet.
Vitamin B's in AussieMite:
Thiamin is also known as vitamin B1 as it was the first of the vitamin B’s to be discovered. Thiamin plays an important role in converting glucose into energy, maintain the nervous system and normalise appetite and digestion. Deficiencies in thiamin can be detrimental to mental health, digestion and general metabolism.
Thiamin is so important that in Australia, it is mandatory for manufacturers to fortify breads with thiamin to ensure adequate B1 intake.
Riboflavin is an important component required in energy production, cellular function, growth & development and maintenance of the nervous system.
If one does not consume enough riboflavin, it can lead to developing endocrine abnormalities, degradation of the nervous system and liver, reproductive problems, skin disorders and hair loss.
Niacin is essential for the body to convert carbohydrates, fat and alcohol into energy, skin health, maintaining metabolic pathways and the production of DNA.
As niacin is an important component in DNA production, it is essential during pregnancy, where recent research has demonstrated niacin is important in reducing risk of miscarriage and birth defects.
Low levels of niacin in the body can result in aggressive behaviour, dementia, insomnia, dermatitis and a general weakness.
Folic acid (folate) B9
Essential for pregnancy
Folate or vitamin B9 is required for red blood cell production, DNA synthesis and for the growth and repair of all body cells. It is essential during the early stages of pregnancy, where there is rapid growth, an increased blood supply and the development of the foetal spinal cord.
Folate not only plays an important role in women, but also in children, as without it in the diet, one becomes fatigued, develops mouth sores, regularly suffers headaches and are irritable.
Folate is an essential vitamin for fertility, in addition to reducing the risk of a range of birth defects in the early stages of pregnancy.
Excellent for vegans
AussieMite is dairy free and suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
Vitamin B12 or cobalamin, plays a role maintaining the protective myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells, and therefore plays an important role in maintaining mental ability. It also is important in red blood cell formation and the breaking down of carbohydrates, fat and protein to produce energy.
Vitamin B12 is mainly found in food from animal sources and is poorly absorbed in those with gastrointestinal complications such as coeliac disease, chron’s, gastritis and immune system disorders, in addition to those who choose not to consume animal based foods, such as Vegans and Vegetarians.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) works as a co-enzyme, helping in brain development and function, metabolism and most importantly in the production of hormones that control our mood. As a result a low intake of vitamin B6 can lead to depression, nervousness, short term memory loss and difficulty in concentrating.
Iron is an essential mineral that can only be obtained from the diet. It plays the pivotal role in maintaining blood cells and giving them the ability to carry oxygen around the body. A diet low in iron leaves one feeling very tired, lethargic and pale. However iron is also important in producing energy and maintaining optimal immune function, keeping one free of infections.
AussieMite is a nut-free product along with our manufacturing premises so parents who have children with nut based allergies can rest assure that AussieMite is a nut-free product.
No artificial nasties
We don’t use any artificial colours or flavours, including MSG and other preservatives, which may have an adverse effect on some people.
Vegetable Protein Extract (corn), maltodextrin (corn), corn thickener (1401), yeast extract, sugar, yeast, citric acid (330), caramel colour (150c), iron, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin b6, folic acid, vitamin B12, water.