Vitamin B6

Sources



Vitamin B6 is found in seeds, grains, wheat and corn flour, sesame, aronia, brewer's yeast, liver, kidney, muscle, and to some extent in milk, eggs and green leafy vegetables. Microorganisms in the human intestines synthesize from 0.5 to 0.7 milligrams of vitamin B6 daily.

Large amounts of vitamin B6 is found in the liver, rather than muscle, kidney, brain and other tissues.

Storing food in tin cans, baking or cooking meat, alcohol, etc. can destroy the vitamin.

The content of vitamin B6 in some food products

Food product The content of vitamin B6
(micrograms per 100 grams of food product)
Yeast - dry 4000 - 5700
Yeast - fresh 570 - 2400
Bananas 400
Fish 350
Meat - beef 350
Meat - pork 220
Peas 150
Rice (unpolished) 150
Egg 120
Cheese 90
Cornflour 50
Bread 40
Milk 40