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Canned Fish Highest in Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)


Vitamin B12, or Cobalamin, is an essential vitamin necessary for maintenance of the nervous system and for preventing anemia. Fish is a good source of vitamin B12, but what about canned fish? Below is a list of canned fish providing the most vitamin B12. Also provided are sodium and fat levels for each of the cans. When buying canned fish, be sure to check the sodium levels. Try to go for the low sodium varieties. Also, be weary of the fats reported on the oil packed cans. These are fats used for preservation, often from soybean oil, and they are not the fish fats with reputed health benefits. Thus, as a rule of thumb, always try to choose low sodium water packed fish. The numbers reported here are per 100g serving, which is about half of a standard 6oz can of fish. Vitamin supplements are also available.

#1 Clams (Drained 100g = ~3/4 cup) Vit B12:
98.9μg (1648% DV)
Sodium:
112mg (5% DV)
Percent Fat:
2%
#2 Atlantic Sardines Vit B12:
8.94μg (149% DV)
Sodium:
505mg (21% DV)
Percent Fat:
11%
#3 Jack Mackerel Vit B12:
6.94μg (116% DV)
Sodium:
379mg (16% DV)
Percent Fat:
6%
#4 Sockeye Salmon Vit B12:
5.5μg (92% DV)
Sodium:
360mg (15% DV)
Percent Fat:
6%
#5 Pink Salmon Vit B12:
4.95μg (83% DV)
Sodium:
399mg (17% DV)
Percent Fat:
3%
#6 Tuna, Light, Canned In Water Vit B12:
2.99μg (50% DV)
Sodium:
338mg (14% DV)
Percent Fat:
1%
#7 Tuna, Light, Canned In Water, Low Sodium Vit B12:
2.99μg (50% DV)
Sodium:
50mg (2% DV)
Percent Fat:
1%
#8 Tuna, Light, Canned In Oil Vit B12:
2.2μg (37% DV)
Sodium:
354mg (15% DV)
Percent Fat:
7%
#9 White Tuna Vit B12:
2.2μg (37% DV)
Sodium:
396mg (17% DV)
Percent Fat:
8%
#10 Atlantic Cod Vit B12:
1.05μg (18% DV)
Sodium:
218mg (9% DV)
Percent Fat:
1%
#11 European Anchovies Vit B12:
0.88μg (15% DV)
Sodium:
3668mg (153% DV)
Percent Fat:
9%


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Comments.
Name:Jordan Adam
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Subject:Canned Clams
What is the B12 content on canned clams? Appreciate your reply, thank you.
Posted on 2012-03-11 15:48:47
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Canned Clams
Hi Jordan, thanks for your question. Canned clams provide 158.22μg (2637% DV) of vitamin B12 per cup of drained clams, and 12μg (200% DV) when the liquid is included. Most other canned shellfish will have similar levels of vitamin B12. Thanks to your comment, canned clams will now be added to the list. Click here to see the complete nutrition facts for canned clams.
Posted on 2012-03-11 16:52:06
Name:Judy
Location:Arizona
Subject:Shrimp
How much vitamin B-12 does frozen fresh shrimp have?
Posted on 2012-09-05 22:20:31
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Shrimp
Hi Judy, thanks for your question. Fresh (uncooked) shrimp provides 1.2μg (19% DV) of vitamin B12 per 100 grams. That is 0.07μg (1% DV) in a single medium sized shrimp, and 0.32μg (5% DV) in 4 large shrimp. Freezing does not affect vitamin B12, so shrimps which have been frozen will contain the same about of vitamin B12.
Posted on 2012-09-06 12:06:57
Name:Mika
Location:Azerbaijan
Subject:Info about particular canned fish
Could you tell me how to get a complete nutritional facts about "Riga Gold" canned fish. Only few ingredients are mentioned on can. Thank you in advance!
Posted on 2013-01-07 08:37:17
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Info about particular canned fish
Hi Mika, it could be that the vitamin B12 analysis has not been completed. You could try to email the company to ask them if they have the information, or ask them to test the vitamin B12 level. You could also find a laboratory that can asses the vitamin B12 level for you, but it will likely cost quite a bit of money.
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Name:Jordan Adam
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Subject:Canned Clams
What is the B12 content on canned clams? Appreciate your reply, thank you.
Posted on 2012-03-11 15:48:47
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Canned Clams
Hi Jordan, thanks for your question. Canned clams provide 158.22μg (2637% DV) of vitamin B12 per cup of drained clams, and 12μg (200% DV) when the liquid is included. Most other canned shellfish will have similar levels of vitamin B12. Thanks to your comment, canned clams will now be added to the list. Click here to see the complete nutrition facts for canned clams.
Posted on 2012-03-11 16:52:06
Name:Judy
Location:Arizona
Subject:Shrimp
How much vitamin B-12 does frozen fresh shrimp have?
Posted on 2012-09-05 22:20:31
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Shrimp
Hi Judy, thanks for your question. Fresh (uncooked) shrimp provides 1.2μg (19% DV) of vitamin B12 per 100 grams. That is 0.07μg (1% DV) in a single medium sized shrimp, and 0.32μg (5% DV) in 4 large shrimp. Freezing does not affect vitamin B12, so shrimps which have been frozen will contain the same about of vitamin B12.
Posted on 2012-09-06 12:06:57
Name:Mika
Location:Azerbaijan
Subject:Info about particular canned fish
Could you tell me how to get a complete nutritional facts about "Riga Gold" canned fish. Only few ingredients are mentioned on can. Thank you in advance!
Posted on 2013-01-07 08:37:17
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Info about particular canned fish
Hi Mika, it could be that the vitamin B12 analysis has not been completed. You could try to email the company to ask them if they have the information, or ask them to test the vitamin B12 level. You could also find a laboratory that can asses the vitamin B12 level for you, but it will likely cost quite a bit of money.
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References

    • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.