Vitamin B1, Thiamin, or Thiamine, is an essential nutrient required by the body for maintaining cellular function and consequently a wide array of organ functions. Deficiency of vitamin B1 leads to wholesale degeneration of the body, particularly the nervous and circulatory systems, and eventually death. Further, deficiency of vitamin B1 can lead to development of beriberi and/or Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Symptoms of both include severe fatigue, and degeneration of cardiovascular, nervous, muscular, and gastrointestinal systems. Over-consumption of vitamin B1 is unknown and studies show that amounts taken well in excess of the daily value (DV) can actually enhance brain functioning. The current daily value (DV) for vitamin B1 is 1.4mg. Below is a list high thiamin foods, click here for high vitamin B1 (thiamin) foods by nutrient density, here for an extended list of thiamin rich foods, and here for other vitamin B foods.
Other Cuts of Pork High in Thiamin (%DV per 3oz cooked): Lean Pork Loin (58%), Lean Pork Tenderloin (57%), and Lean Pork Chops (51%). A single pork chop (Bone in, 206g) provides 67%DV.
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