Vitamin B

Chicken has a good source of Vitamin B

Vitamin B

Vitamin B is required in the body in small amounts and found in only Meat, Poultry, Fish, Seafood and Dairy sources. Vitamin B can be taken in supplementary tablet form also. It has now been proved after a full investigation that this vitamin actually has several factors in just the one term, therefore it is more commonly referred to as Vitamin B Complex because of its many components.

There are 12 factors of this vitamin in total, but the more significant ones are listed below, all of which are soluble in water and are in many of the same common foods.

Vitamin B complex comprises of:-

  • Vitamin B 1 – Thiamin
  • Vitamin B 2 – Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B 3 – Niacin
  • Vitamin B 5 – Pantothenic Acid
  • Vitamin B 6 – Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B 9 – Folic Acid
  • Vitamin B 12 – Cyanocobamin

Vitamin B Food Groups and Sources

Bread Cereal and Pulse

There are no sources found within the Bread, Cereal and Pulse food group, but can still be incorporated into a healthy and well balanced diet though due to the other food groups having a wide range of sources available.

Fresh Fruits

There are no sources found within the Fresh Fruits food group, but can still be incorporated into a healthy and well balanced diet though due to the other food groups having a wide range of sources available.

Fresh Vegetables

There are no sources found within the Fresh Vegetables food group, but can still be incorporated into a healthy and well balanced diet though due to the other food groups having a wide range of sources available.

Meat and Poultry

There are extremely rich sources of Vitamin B found within these meats in the Meat and Poultry food group. It can be incorporated into a healthy and well balanced diet with ease nowadays to to the wide range of meat and poultry available to us through supermarkets.

Frankfurters have a good source of Vitamin B

Frankfurters are an extremely good source

  • Braised Brisket
  • Pot Roast Beef
  • Frankfurters
  • Lamb Chops
  • Liver
  • Pork
  • Veal
  • Chicken
  • Turkey

Fish and Seafood

There are extremely good sources found within the Fish and Seafood food group. It can be incorporated into a healthy and well balanced diet with ease due to having a wide range of Fish and Seafood being available in the local supermarkets nowadays.

Salmon has a good source of Vitamin B

Salmon is a rich source

  • Cod
  • Catfish
  • Crabmeat
  • Haddock
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Oysters
  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • Swordfish
  • Trout
  • Tuna

Dairy Produce

There are very good sources found within the Dairy Produce food group. It can be incorporated into a healthy and well balanced diet with ease due to the amount of choices and availability with Dairy Produce nowadays.

Rice Pudding has a good source of Vitamin B

Rice pudding is a good source

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Milk (Skimmed or Semi Skimmed is best)
  • Rice Pudding
  • Yoghurts