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Reader Question: How much Vitamin B12 is in Brewers Yeast?


Brewers Yeast is a rich source of nutrients, typically used for making beer, but can also be used to make breads and other consumables.

There are conflicting reports on how much vitamin B12 brewers yeast provides. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that it provides no B-12. However, the nutrition facts from Now Foods lists a whopping 3 micrograms (50% DV) of vitamin B12 in two tablespoons of brewers yeast. This is way more B12 than what you can get from Marmite or other yeast extracts.

So, as ever with nutrition facts, it is best to buy a product where you can consult the label for specific B12 content. One should also be cautious on counting on the yeast as a sole source for vitamin B12.





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Name:Shishir Panchal
Location:Ahmedabad
Subject:Low Vitamin B12 Vegetarians
Give me a fruit and vegetable for increasing vitamin B12 only please!
Posted on 2012-03-01 07:09:12
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Low Vitamin B12 Vegetarians
Hi Shishir, thanks for your question. Unfortunately there are no fruits or vegetables which naturally provide vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is manufactured by bacteria and only found in animal foods. You can look at the article for natural vegetarian foods high in vitamin B12, or eat fortified foods high in vitamin B12, like cereals and other vitamin B12 sources for vegans. Further, you can also take suppelements.
Posted on 2012-03-01 16:26:59

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Name:Shishir Panchal
Location:Ahmedabad
Subject:Low Vitamin B12 Vegetarians
Give me a fruit and vegetable for increasing vitamin B12 only please!
Posted on 2012-03-01 07:09:12
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Low Vitamin B12 Vegetarians
Hi Shishir, thanks for your question. Unfortunately there are no fruits or vegetables which naturally provide vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is manufactured by bacteria and only found in animal foods. You can look at the article for natural vegetarian foods high in vitamin B12, or eat fortified foods high in vitamin B12, like cereals and other vitamin B12 sources for vegans. Further, you can also take suppelements.
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