noun  ●  product name

Plural:   Vegetas

A popular powdery food seasoning containing crushed dried vegetables, salt, sugar, starch, monosodium glutamate (MSG), disodium inosinate, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and unspecified spices (traces of black pepper is probably one of them, among others).  Developed in 1958, first produced and marketed by the company Podravka located in Croatia, EU (a former Yugoslavian country) under the label "Vegeta 40, dotatak jelima", it is now generally known and sold as PODRAVKA.  The "Vegeta" trademark owner is currently a Czech company Vitana, which produces an almost indistinguishable modification of the original Vegeta 40 under the traditional brand name VEGETA.


Basic ingredients:  ...Vegeta  ●  8 g / 0.3 oz  -  aka Podravka, 1 teaspoon;  can be substituted with ½ cube (5 g / 0.2 oz) dry bouillon block or ¼ teaspoon salt.  Short procedure:  Promptly mix the egg, semolina, Vegeta and fats to confect a smooth paste.  (Source: J∙ Okram - Semolina Dumplings for Soups  ●  Cooking Recipe.) 

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