Why do cats like Marmite?

Marmite has such a strong salty taste, and yet cats love it! It's the only effective way I've found of giving pills to my cats is to cover them in Marmite first, otherwise they won't swallow the pills. The taste of the Marmite hides the taste of the pills. English cats & also Japanese cats love Marmite... show more Marmite has such a strong salty taste, and yet cats love it! It's the only effective way I've found of giving pills to my cats is to cover them in Marmite first, otherwise they won't swallow the pills. The taste of the Marmite hides the taste of the pills. English cats & also Japanese cats love Marmite I've found. I noticed on the internet too, many people said their cats love Marmite, but no-one seems to know why. It's an unsolved mystery. Does anyone know the answer?
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