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Vitamin B6

What foods are good sources of vitamin B6?

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  • AMichael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    The highest amount of B6 is found in beef, parsley, many fish (cod, catfish, crab, halibut, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna), bananas, avocados, some fortified cereals, whole grains, eggs, chestnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, beans (garbanzos, limas, green (French) beans, pin beans, lentils), soybeans, spinach, potatoes, and green peppers.
  • ADariush Mozaffarian, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Your body needs vitamin B6 to break down protein and build red blood cells. It occurs naturally in a variety of foods, including meat, poultry, fish, and some fruits and vegetables.

    Here are selected food sources of vitamin B6 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference:
    • Banana, 1 medium
    • Garbanzo beans, 1/2 cup
    • Pistachio nuts, 1 ounce
    • Chicken breast , 1/2 breast
    • Ready-to-eat cereal, 25% fortified, 3/4 cup
    • Oatmeal, fortified, 1 serving
    • Pork loin, 3 ounces
    • Roast beef, eye of round, 3 ounces
    • Trout, rainbow, 3 ounces
    • Yellow fin tuna, 3 ounces
    • Spinach, cooked, 1 cup
    • Red peppers, raw, 1/2 cup
    • Sunflower seeds, kernels, dry roasted, 1 ounce
    • Potato, baked, flesh and skin, 1 medium
  • ARealAge answered
    Some foods that are rich vitamin B6 include
    • Cereal: Total Raisin Bran (1 cup) 2.0 mg; Kellogg's Special K (1 cup) 1.9 mg
    • Tuna, fresh, cooked (3 ounces) 0.9 mg
    • Potato, baked, with skin (1 medium) 0.6 mg
    • Chickpeas, canned (1/2 cup) 0.5 mg
    • Chicken breast, roasted, no skin (3 ounces) 0.5 mg
    • Banana (1 medium) 0.4 mg
    • Broccoli, boiled (1 cup) 0.3 mg
    • Sunflower seeds (1/4 cup) 0.2 mg
    • Tomato sauce, canned (1/2 cup) 0.1 mg
    • Carrots, raw (1 cup) 0.1 mg
  • ARovenia Brock, PhD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    Vitamin B6 is fairly abundant in the diet and can be found in foods such as meat, poultry, eggs, bananas, fish, fortified cereal grains and cooked spinach.
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