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Vitamins in Plants

Vitamins are a group of organic food substances or nutrients found only in living things, plants and animals. They are necessary in small amounts for normal metabolism and good health, and their excess or depletion can lead to acute and chronic disease.

Fat-soluble vitamins

Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E Vitamin K
PaprikaOysters Spinach Dried Sage
Red Pepper  Nuts (Almonds)Dried Basil
Sweet Potatoes Avocado Radicchio
Carrots Plant Oils (Olive Oil)Asparagus
Cantaloupe  Broccoli (Cooked)Beet Greens

Water-soluble vitamins

Vit: B9 Vit: B12 Vit: B7Vit: B6Vit: B3Vit: B1Vit: B2Vit: B5Vit: C
Dark Leafy Greens (Spinach, Turnip Greens, Collards) Rice Milk
Swiss ChardBran (Rice and Wheat)
Sunflower Seeds
Mushrooms Red and Green Chili Peppers
Bean Sprouts (Soybean and Pea) CarrotsDried Herbs and Spices

Dried Herbs and SpicesDry Roasted Soybeans (Edamame)Sun-dried Tomatoes Dark Leafy Greens (Kale, Mustard , Greens, Garden Cress)
Beans (Pinto, Garbanzo, Mung) AlmondsHazelnuts Or FilbertsGreen Peas
Pine Nuts, Macadamia Nuts Wheat Bran Bran (Rice and Wheat)Guava s
Asparagus  Walnuts and Other NutsSunflower and
Sesame Seeds
Sunflower SeedsPistachiosSesame SeedsSunflower Seeds Fresh Herbs (Thyme and Parsley)
Peanuts Vegetables like onions, cucumbers and cauliflower, etc.Garlic (Raw)Avocado PecansSun-dried Tomatoes Avocado Broccoli

Vitamins are divided into two classes based on their solubility. The the fat-soluble vitamins include vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K. The water-soluble vitamins are folate (folic acid), vitamin B12, biotin, vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

Fat-soluble vitamins contain only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and the Fat-soluble vitamins can be stored in appreciable amounts in the body while water-soluble vitamins contain these three elements plus nitrogen and some-times sulfur and the water-soluble vitamins cannot be stored in the body.

  • Vitamin A enhances immunity and helps growth.
  • B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly and they are essential for energy.
  • Vitamin C builds immunity and connective tissue.
  • Vitamin D strengthens bones.