Vitamins are an essential part of our daily diet. Each vitamin has specific functions in the body, different effects of deficiency, is found in a range of varying food sources, has specific properties and different Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs).

Fat Soluble Vitamins
Vitamins A,D,E,K

Water Soluble Vitamins
Vitamins B,C

Fat Soluble

Water Soluble

Can be stored in body - regular supply not needed

Cannot be stored in body - regular supply needed

Can accumulate to toxic levels if large amounts ingested

Excess is excreted in urine - no danger of toxic levels

Fairly stable at normal cooking temperatures

Unstable to heat and light, leach into cooking liquids


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