Vitamins - Food Technology

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Vitamin A

  • Function - Healthy retina, night vision, normal growth and developement
  • Sources - Liver, oily fish, butter, carrots
  • Deficiency - Causes blindness
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Vitamin B1

  • Thiamine
  • Function - release of enery from carbohydrate
  • Sources - milk, meat 
  • Deficiency - Beri Beri
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Vitamin B2

  • Riboflavin
  • Function - release of energy from fat
  • Sources - meat, milk, cheese
  • Deficiency - skin problems
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Vitamin B3

  • Naicin
  • Function - normal brain and skin development
  • Source - pork, cereals
  • Deficiency - Pellegra
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Vitamin D

  • Function - absorption of calcium, strong bones and teeth
  • Sources - butter, cream
  • Deficiency - Rickets
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Vitamin E

  • Function - prevents blood clots, metablic process, antioxidant
  • Sources - nuts, vegetable oils, cereals
  • Deficiency - Anaemia 
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Vitamin C

  • Function - acts as antidoxidant, formation of collegen
  • Sources - citrus fruit, red pepper, tomatoes
  • Deficiency - scurvy, mouth infections
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Vitamin K

  • Function - Clotting of blood
  • Sources - Vegetables
  • Decifiency - Bone malformation, uncontrollable bleeding
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