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VITAMINS

U.S. consumers spend about 12 billion dollars on vitamins and dietary supplements a year. (1999)  Japan with less than half the population spends almost 11 billion dollars a year.

NIACIN or Vitamin B-3, also known as nicotinic acid is a water soluble vitamin related to a tobacco alkaloid, and is used to treat pellagra. Good sources are meat, poultry, fish, peanuts, and whole grain cereals.

FOLATE (a water soluble B vitamin) - Dark Green Vegetables; Dry Beans, Peas, and Lentils; Enriched Grain Products; Fortified Cereals; Liver; Orange Juice; Wheat Germ; Yeast.

VITAMIN B-12 - Eggs; Fish and Shellfish; Fortified Cereals; Meat; Milk and Milk Products; Organ Meats.

VITAMIN B-6 - Bananas; Fish (most); Liver; Meat; Nuts and Seeds; Potatoes and Sweetpotatoes; Poultry; Whole-Grain and Fortified Cereals.

VITAMIN D - Egg Yolk; Fortified Cereals; Fortified Milk; Liver; High-Fat Fish.

VITAMIN E - Margarine; Nuts and Seeds; Peanuts and Peanut Butter; Vegetable Oils; Wheat Germ; Whole-Grain and Fortified Cereals.

VITAMIN K - Broccoli; Brussels Sprouts; Cabbage; Leafy Green Vegetables; Mayonnaise; Soybean, Canola, and Olive Oils.


 

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