Sunday, September 02, 2007

Richest Vitamin Sources

The richest vitamin sources vary for each vitamin. It is important to have a balanced diet to ensure that the required amounts of each vitamin are obtained. However, it may be useful to list the richest vitamin sources for each vitamin to be used as a guide.

* Richest vitamin A (Retinol) sources are milk, eggs, butter, yellow fruits & vegetables, dark green fruits & vegetables, liver.

* Richest vitamin B1 (thiamine, thiamin or aneurin) sources are brewer’s yeast, whole grains, blackstrap molasses, brown rice, organ meats, egg yolk.

* Richest vitamin B2 (riboflavin) sources are brewer’s yeast, whole grains, legumes, nuts, organ meats, blackstrap molasses.

* Richest vitamin B3 (niacin, niacinamide, nicotinic acid) sources are lean meats, poultry & fish, brewer’s yeast, peanuts, milk, rice bran, potatoes

* Richest vitamin B4[adenine, is one of the five nitrogenous bases (cytosine, guanine, adenine, thymine and uracil) that helps make up the code in DNA and RNA].Vitamin B4 sources are egg yolks, organ meats, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, soybeans, fish, legumes.

* Richest vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) sources are organ meats, egg yolks, legumes, whole grains, wheat germ, salmon, brewer’s yeast.

* Richest vitamin B6 (pyridoxine or Pyridoxal phosphate (PLP)) sources are meats, whole grains, organ meats brewer’s yeast, blackstrap molasses, wheat germ.

* Richest vitamin B7 (biotin or vitamin H) sources are egg yolks, liver, unpolished rice, brewer’s yeast, sardines, legumes, whole grains

* Richest vitamin B8 (inositol) sources are who1e grains, citrus fruits, molasses, meat, milk, nuts, vegetables, brewer’s yeast.

* Richest vitamin B9 (folic acid) sources are dark-green leafy vegetables, organ meats, root vegetables, oysters, salmon, milk.

* Richest vitamin B12 (cobalamin) sources are organ meats, fish, pork, eggs, cheese, milk, lamb, bananas, kelp, peanuts.

* Richest vitamin B13 (orotic acid) sources are root vegetables, liquid whey.

* Richest vitamin B15 (pangamic acid) sources are brewer’s yeast, rare steaks, brown rice, sunflower, pumpkin & sesame seeds.

* Richest vitamin B17 (amygdalin or laetrile) sources are whole kernels of apricots, apples, cherries, peaches, plums

* Richest vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) sources are citrus, cabbage family, chili peppers, berries, melons, asparagus, rose hips

* Richest vitamin D (vitamin D2 (or ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol) sources are salmon, sardines, herring, milk, egg yolk, organ meats, sprouted seeds, sunflower seeds

* Richest vitamin E (Tocopherols) sources are cold-pressed oils, eggs, wheat germ, organ meats, molasses, sweet potatoes, nuts

* Richest vitamin F (Essential Fatty Acids) sources are vegetable oils, butter, sunflower seeds.

* Richest vitamin K (Phylloquinone) sources are green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, safflower oil, blackstrap molasses, cauliflower

* Richest vitamin Q (Coenzyme Q10,Co Q10)sources are pinto beans, legumes, soybeans.

* Richest vitamin T (Sesame Seed Factor) sources are sesame seeds, raw seeds, butter, egg yolk.

* Richest vitamin V sources are raw cabbage, sauerkraut, leafy vegetables.

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