Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vitamins



Some notes:

·         Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble so their absorption depends on the presence of fat in the meal
·         The conversion of carotenoids to retinol is inefficient but the amount of carotenoids in certain foods makes up for this and the conversion can be improved if consumed with fats
·         Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate

* Refers to the quantity of nutrients found in 2000 calories of food divided by the NRV (AI or RDI) (see Nutrient Database)

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