What are the Food Sources of Vitamin B6?

Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin which dissolves easily in water. The body stores the required amount of this vitamin and excretes the remaining amount of this vitamin through urine. So, it is necessary to add this vitamin in your daily diet in order to get rid of the problems caused by the vitamin B6 deficiency.

Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is found in many food items in both its free and bound forms which include meats ( poultry, chicken, turkey, tuna, fish, salmon, shrimp, calf’s liver, beef liver), brewer’s yeast, eggs, kidneys, peas, whole grain products, walnuts, milk, cheese, brown rice, bran, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, and whole-grain flour, germ or outer layer of grains, avocado, nuts, summer squash, bell peppers, lentils, beans, spinach, carrots, turnip greens, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, tuna, cauliflower, mustard greens, cabbage, cremini mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, cod, chard, green beans, winter squash, tomatoes, potatoes and other starchy vegetables, and fruits (other than citrus), bananas, and leeks.

Even the fortified breads and cereals contain vitamin B6. ‘Fortified’ means that a vitamin or mineral has been added to the food.

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