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The Vegeta [ ʋɛgɛta ] is a salt-based mixture of the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate with herbs and various vegetables and is used worldwide as a spice sold for food such as meat, soups and sauces.

Production and ingredients

The yellowish spice powder is produced by the Croatian company Podravka , whose headquarters are in Koprivnica . There is a branch in Poland and two licensing companies in Austria and Hungary. Comparable products from other manufacturers include Aromat from the German manufacturer Knorr or the Fondor product from Maggi . Aromat and Fondor are pure sprinkling spices without any dried vegetable powder. The similar Czech Vegetka and the Slovak Dobrota are now sold without glutamate.

Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy value 583 kJ (137 kcal )
protein 8.5 g
carbohydrates 24.5 g
fat 0.6 g

Among the ingredients of Vegeta include:

Vegeta is offered in the variants "Original", "Spicy" and "Herbs". The two spicy and herb mixtures do not contain glutamate.


Vegeta was developed in the Podravka laboratories in 1958 under the direction of Zlata Bartl . It was launched in 1959 in Yugoslavia . In her honor, the company established a foundation for graduate and postgraduate students in 2001 .

The product in the blue packaging was first launched on the Yugoslav market in 1959 under the name Vegeta 40 . In 1967 it was exported to Hungary and then to the USSR . In 1995 there was an export record of 26,000 t . Vegeta is available in over 30 states in 2008. There have been numerous varieties of Vegeta since 2006.


  • There were several television programs on what was then Yugoslav television that featured the Vegeta spice blend. In 1974, Male tajne velikih majstora kuhinje ( German:  The little secrets of the great chefs ) and in the 1980s Vegetina kuhinja ( German:  The Vegeta Kitchen ) was broadcast. The latter was moderated by the well-known chef Stevo Karapandža, who cooked with celebrities.
  • In the 1970s the advertising slogan “… i jedna žlica Vegete” ( German  ... and a spoon of Vegeta ) was introduced.
  • Vegeta has been awarded the “Superbrand” prize several times, including in Poland, Russia, Hungary and Slovakia.
  • Since 2006 there has also been the Vegeta natural variety , which does not use flavor enhancers or colorings .
  • Vegeta is the name of a protagonist of the anime series Dragonball Z and there also the name of a fictional planet.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. , Radio-Televizija Srbije : TV lica: Steva Karapandža ( German  TV faces: Steva Karapandža ), May 23, 2009, accessed on November 1, 2011.
  2. , Kako je nastala Vegeta? deutsch  How did Vegeta come about? , accessed November 1, 2011.