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Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Vitamin B (Thiamin), water-soluble vitamin, is needed

  • to release energy from carbohydrate foods
  • to ensure brain and verves

A lack of vitamin B1 can lead to:

  • deficiency disease beri beri

Our body can not stored excess amount vitamin B1. Hence an excess is not harmful to our body as it will be excreted.

The vitamin B1 is depleted through the storage, processing, preparation and cooking of the food.



Good Sources of Vitamin B1

Food / 100g Amount (mg)
Quorn chunks 36.3
Yeast extract 4.1
Grilled vegetables 2.4
Sunflower seeds 1.6
Peanuts 1.1
Lean pork fillet 1.0
Dry wholewheat spaghetti 1.0

m = 0.001


Recommended Intakes for Adults:

UK Reference Nutrient Intakes (RNI) - 0.8mg (female), 1.0mg (male)

USA Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) - 1.1mg (female), 1.2mg (male)