Vegan Sources of Vitamin B12

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Vitamin B12 is not readily found naturally occuring in plant-based foods.

Most vegans and raw vegans rely on nutritional yeast for B12. Nutritional yeast does not naturally have B12, it is supplemented with it, or fortified. But don’t assume that all brands of nutritional yeast are fortified with B12. Do your research or select Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula is fortified with B12. Another concern with nurtritional yeast is that it needs to be kept out of the sunlight as B12 is light sensitive. It’s best stored out of the light in the refrigerator or freezer.

So be careful with selection and storage of nutritional yeast.

I don’t like taking pills, but some vitamins are hard to obtain in just food alone such as Vitamin D, Vitamin K and Vitamin B12. I take supplements for both the Vitamins D & K, but I get my B12 in the form of my parmesan cheese (which I happily sprinkle on zucchini noodles, salads and pizza).

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Mmmmmmmm – I just love taking my vitamins!

Note:
The recipe for the parmesan cheese, including photo illustration of its making, can be found in the Art Gallery (link below). Just be sure to search under “Parmasan” cheese – I misspelled it and it would take too much drama to correct it, so let’s just go with the flow. And have fun. Raw-food-making isn’t an exact science like baking, just taste it and make adjustments along the way.

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