Vitamin List: Functions + Food Sources (Plant-Based + Vegan)

By Adriane Marie •  Updated: 11/23/22 •  7 min read

Vitamin list, functions and food sources for plant-based, vegan nutrition.

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We all know vitamins are good for us but what exactly do they do for us nutritionally? Here are vitamins we need for optimal health and foods that we can eat to achieve the daily recommended amounts -particularly fruits and veggies! Why choose to get vitamins from plant foods instead of animal-derived foods? Our bodies typically absorb vitamins and minerals better from plant foods and have more difficulty retaining vitamins from meat, dairy and eggs!

List of vitamins

List of vitamins discussed in this post include:

Vitamins, Functions, Food Sources

Vitamin A

Vitamin A functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin A:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin A include:

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) functions include:

Plant-based vegan food sources for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin):

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) include:

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin):

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) include:

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin B3 (Niacin):

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin B3 (Niacin) include:

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin B6:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin B6 include:

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin B12:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin B12 include:

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin C:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin C include:

Calcium

Calcium functions include:

Cow’s milk is a source of calcium -we all know that. But cow’s milk comes with health risks, side effects and is problematic in many ways …Milk is not even the best source of calcium!

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Calcium:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Calcium include:

Chromium

Chromium functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Chromium:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Chromium include:

Vitamin D

Vitamin D functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin D:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin D include:

Vitamin E

Vitamin E functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin E:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin E include:

Folic Acid (Folate)

Folic Acid functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Folic Acid:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Folic Acid include:

Vitamin K

Vitamin K functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Vitamin K:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Vitamin K include:

Iodine

Iodine functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Iodine:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Iodine include:

Iron

Iron functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Iron:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Iron include:

Magnesium

Magnesium functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Magnesium:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Magnesium include:

Potassium

Potassium functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Potassium:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Potassium include:

Selenium

Selenium functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Selenium:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Selenium include:

Zinc

Zinc functions include:

Plant-based, vegan food sources for Zinc:

Animal-derived, non-vegan food sources for Zinc include:

But what about fiber and protein? Check out this ‘Nutrients List, Functions, Food Sources (Plant-Based + Vegan)’

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This post included a vitamin list, functions, food sources (plant-based + vegan)

Sources:

Vitamins and Minerals – Nutrition.gov
Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets
Micronutrients | National Agricultural Library – USDA

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