Organic Tigernut Granola Snack with Apple, Chia & Nopal
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Sources of vitamin B
There is a long-standing myth that vitamin B can only be sourced from animal products. We’re happy to confirm that this is not the case!
Rather, vegetarians and vegans can choose from a wide range of plant-based, vitamin B rich foods. Foods high in vitamin B include peas, nuts, dark leafy greens like spinach, mushroom, avocado and oats.
The term ‘vitamin B’ actually refers to a family of 8 vitamins: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), pantothenic acid, B6, B7 (biotin), folate and folic acid, and B12.
Vitamin B snacks
Many of our crackers are made with a base of sunflower and linseeds. They are high in vitamin B1 (thiamine). If you are keen to increase your intake of B vitamins, we highly recommend our Organic Cashew Cheese Crackers. Not only are they an excuse to add in a delicious, healthy and cheesy snack to your day, but they’re also high in both vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin). More on vitamin B foods >>
Do I need a vitamin B supplement?
We always advise you to source your vitamins and minerals from a healthy balanced diet. This is unless you have been specifically prescribed a vitamin B supplement by your doctor.
Taking too much vitamin B in supplement form can be harmful. However, it’s very hard to eat too much vitamin B through your diet.
Vitamin B deficiency can be a real concern for some people, and vegetarians and vegans are more at risk as they don’t consume animal products. However, as long as you keep an eye on your intake, you should be able to source plenty of B vitamins from your diet.
We often get questions from our customers regarding vitamin B12, as many vegans and vegetarians are concerned about getting enough from a plant-based diet. The good news is that there are some plant-based sources of vitamin B12, which you can read about below.
The body also stores B12 for a very long time, so if you’ve recently switched from an omnivorous to a plant-based diet, it shouldn’t be an issue. If you begin to feel any symptoms of vitamin B deficiency, such as fatigue or anaemia, speak to your doctor.