Introducing EveryMite – an allergy friendly super spread!
You have to love a bit of serendipity.
I only moved back to Brisbane 18 months ago and I haven’t really met a lot of new people yet. When your kids are in high school you tend to lose that connection with other mums a bit and it becomes harder to make friends.
But… I came across a mum (who happens to live right near me) in a local Facebook group and she was talking about a healthy, allergy friendly spread she was making. I instantly thought – hello, here is a kindred spirit, I need to find out more.
I ordered some EveryMite for myself to test it out and then I had to get in touch and tell her how awesome it was! Cinnamon came over for a cuppa last week and we had such a good chat about all things natural and healthy. Kindred spirits indeed.
Of course, then I had to tell all of you about her as well, because I think you are also going to love her story!
Cinnamon and her husband were already the parents of two older boys, when along came William four years ago who was born with Down Syndrome. They had a lot of issues with his health including multiple food intolerances and digestive issues. After going down the mainstream medicine route and treating symptoms, they were not seeing any results.
They decided to embark on the GAPS diet and a natural way of living and saw immediate improvements. Further on down the track when William went to child care, GAPS became difficult to maintain and William became more independent and wanted to eat the same as the other kids.
Having had the two boys go through the school system and knowing how tough that being ‘different’ can be, Cinnamon wanted to do what she could to help William assimilate and engage with his world. Her idea was to make William foods that looked like mainstream products but were in fact healthier versions.
This is where EveryMite was born!
Cinnamon wanted to create a spread for William to replace Vegemite that was black in colour, salty and that had ingredients that he could eat. Three years of trialing, testing and refining the recipe finally led to EveryMite.
It’s a unique product in that it is suitable for just about everyone and every diet including paleo, vegan and GAPS! For those with the MTHFR gene it does not contain folic acid either. Made with just four ingredients, it is organic, raw, nutrient dense and allergy friendly.
EveryMite doesn’t have any dairy, soy, nuts, gluten, eggs, grains, toxic oils, preservatives, folic acid, thickeners and weird stuff.
EveryMite does have naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein, fibre, enzymes and acetic acid. The ingredients are simply organic black sesame seeds, organic coconut amino sauce, organic himalayan rock salt and organic apple cider vinegar.
Cinnamon and her family still hand-make every batch in a commercial kitchen in Brisbane and there is a lot of love added to every jar!
What’s it taste like?
Because it doesn’t contain yeast, it doesn’t taste like Vegemite and it’s not supposed to. It’s a savoury breakfast spread that can be used instead of Vegemite for those who want something healthier. It’s a healthy Vegemite alternative.
Did you know that Vegemite is loaded with additives? It’s always been marketed as a health product and a great way to get vitamin B in particular. Sue Dengate at Fed Up says that “yeast extracts contain free glutamates that are essentially the same as MSG”. Vegemite also contains folic acid (manufacturers Bega confirm the folate is folic acid), gluten and natural colour (150d) which contains preservative 220. Remember I have talked about 220 before?
We gave up on it quite a few years ago and my hubby in particular really misses it. So he is pretty happy that I found EveryMite.
We love the taste. It’s slightly sweet, savoury and tangy all at once. It’s delicious on celery, crackers, rice cakes and toast. It also has a long shelf life which other Vegemite alternatives on the market struggled with.
Want to try it?
You can get it at health food stores (ask your local to stock it!!) or online here.
So often we see mums paving the way with new products, innovations and ideas after seeking solutions for their own families.
Mums really are changing the world!
Missing my Vegemite. I am Gluten, Sulphite, Nitrate, Salicylate free so thought I had a goer with your everymite, sadly not to be as Apple Cider Vinegar is out being Asthmatic….thems the breaks.
Natural New Age Mum says
Hi there I think its important to have facts right, vegemite does not contain folic acid, it contains folate, which is natural, and very good for those with MTHFR gene, i’ve had significant health improvements after eating vegemite.
I’d be happy to try your products as it sounds better than vegemite but i really would like to see that corrected re folate!
Natural New Age Mum says
Thanks for the heads up Lu!
Natural New Age Mum says
Hi Lu, I looked into this some more and found that the MTHFR group in Australia have received the following info:
“After a recent discussion on the group about Vegemite I contacted Bega Cheese the current owners and manufacturers for clarification about folate and gluten in regards to this product. Bega Consumer Care have responded today as follows:
Bega Consumer Care ConsumerCare@bega.com.au via begacheese.onmicrosoft.com
10:56 (3 hours ago)
Thank you for your email and for your interest in our Vegemite product.
Regarding your enquiry, the source of the Folate in Vegemite is from Folic acid. Further, this product is not gluten free.
We hope this information is helpful.
Bega Consumer Care.”