If you don’t have a taste for vegemite – it might be something you’re born with.
Scientists now believe whether a person likes the Aussie spread or is repulsed by it comes down to genetics.
New research from the UK on Marmite, found there were 15 genes which determined whether or not people enjoy the taste.
Dietitians Association of Australia spokesperson, Julie Gilbert said the research would likely apply to vegemite as well.
“Marmite taste preference can in large parts be attributed to our genetic blueprint, which shows that each of us is born with a tendency to be either a lover or a hater,” lead researcher Thomas Roos said.