WATER SOLUBLES VITAMINS

HideShow resource information

thiamin-B1

functions in the body 

  • releases energy from carbohydrates
  • body growth 
  • helps nervous systems 

found mainly in these foods 

  • yeats, yeast extract, cereals,meat,eggs,milk seeds,fish,nets and beans

result of deficiency 

  • wet or beri-beri 
  • muscle wastage
1 of 6

riboflavin-B2

function in the body

  • releases engergy from carbonhydrates, proteins and fats
  • body growth 

found mainly in these foods

  • yeats, yeast extract, cereals,meat,eggs,milk seeds,fish,nets and beans

result of deficiency 

  • dry, cracked skin around the mouth and nose
  • swollen tongue
2 of 6

niacin-B3

finctions in the body

  • release energy from carbohydrates 
  • can lower blood fat levels

found mainly in these foods

  • yeats, yeast extract, cereals,meat,eggs,milk seeds,fish,nets and beans
  • can be made in the body from the amino acid tryptohan

result of deficiency 

  • pellagra( diarrohoea, dementia, dermaties)
3 of 6

folate-vitamin B9-folic acid

function in the body

  • helps the body use proten
  • helps make DNA in the cells, in the bone marrow
  • helps prevent spinal cord defects in unborn babies

found mainly in these foods

  • green leafy vegetables,liver,potatoes, fruits such as oranges, asparagus,okra,beans,seeds,wholegrain,cereals,nuts. 
  • can be used in fortifaction

result of deficiency 

  • nutriants not absorbed properly in a digestive system
  • faulty bone marrow that can not make red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body
4 of 6

cobalamin-B12

functions in the body

  • makes a protective coating around nerves cells
  • important for the correct production of new cells

found mainly in these founds

  • can be stored in the liver found in animal foods
  • not found in plant foods-could be a problem for vegans

result of deficiency 

  • nerves dont work properly, which leads to memory loss and paralysis
  • pernicious anaemia
5 of 6

ascorbic acid- vitamin c

functions in the body

  • helps the body absorb iron from foods
  • needed for the production of collagen, which makes connective tissue
  • antioxident
  • keeps skin and digestive system healthy

found mainly in these foods

  • rich sources- blackcurants,citrus fruits,kiwi fruits and peppers
  • important sources- brussels sprouts,broccoli,potatoes,peas and cabbage 
6 of 6

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Design & Technology: Food Technology resources:

See all Design & Technology: Food Technology resources »See all WATER SOLUBLES VITAMINS resources »