Vitamin B5, or Pantothenic Acid, is an essential vitamin required by the body for cellular processes and optimal maintenance of fat. A deficiency of vitamin B5 is rare, however, when it does occur is usually seen in the form of irritability, fatigue, apathy, numbness, paresthesia, and muscle cramps. It can also lead to increased sensitivity to insulin, or hypoglycemia. Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B5, is a water soluble vitamin that is well regulated by the body, thus overdose is rare, and may only be noticed in the form of slight digestive complaints or diarrhea. The current DV for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) is 10mg. Below is a list high vitamin B5 foods, click here for high vitamin B5 foods by nutrient density, here for an extended list of vitamin B5 rich foods, and here for other foods high in vitamin B.
#1: Mushrooms (Shiitake, Cooked)
Pantothenic Acid in 100g
Per cup (145g)
In 4 mushrooms (72g)
3.59mg (36% DV)
5.21mg (52% DV)
2.59mg (26% DV)
Other Mushrooms High in Pantothenic Acid (%DV per cup slices): White Mushrooms, cooked (34%), Portobello, grilled (15%), Brown Mushrooms, raw & Oyster Mushrooms, raw (11%), and Chanterelle, raw (6%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.
Other Poultry High in Pantothenic Acid (%DV per 3oz cooked): Chicken Leg & Chicken Thigh (11%), Turkey Leg (10%), Chicken Breast (9%), and Turkey Light Meat (8%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.