Marmite has been banned in Denmark for being too high in B vitamins and minerals. Danish authorities imposed the Marmite restrictions to protect customers from what they believe would be exceeding safe levels of nutrients in their diet.
The ban has left some nutritionists baffled.
“B vitamins are water soluble. They’re flushed out of your body everyday and it’s very difficult to overdose on them. Probably more of a concern is that Marmite is high in salt, but you only have a scraping of it, not whole teaspoonfuls,” said Dr Carina Morris, a nutritionist.
Marmite fans on Twitter have hit back at the Danish ban, with some urging Britain to ban bacon, LEGO and Carlsberg in a tit-for-tat trade war!
Marmite isn’t the only food banned. Other food items include Horlicks and Ovaltine.
However, the Embassy of Denmark in London has denied the ban, reports the Metro.
“Neither Marmite nor Vegemite and similar products have been banned by the Danish Food And Veterinary Administration. However, fortified foods with added vitamins, minerals or other substances can not be marketed in Denmark unless approved by Danish food authorities.”