So I am all worried about getting enough B12 vitamins now that I am embarking on this vegan endeavour (which is going quite well aside from a bit of honey that was in my step-mom’s yummy home-made granola).  B12 deficiencies result in a loss of energy and can lead to anemia and even damage your central nervous system! No good. I found a list of the top 10 foods containing the highest level of B12 vitamins and it went as follows : Oysters, liver, caviar, Octopus, crab, beef, lamb, cheese and eggs. Hoorah, all things I don’t eat! I know that I can get B12 from things like soy, fortified cereals and legumes, but I am not sure if it will be enough, as I need 2.4 micrograms a day. I also know I can get  the microorganisms from nutritional yeast, but I don’t have much experience cooking with it and it sort of puts me off a bit…even just the word yeast. yuck. I know some fake vegan butters also offer b12..so basically I guess I am going to have to suck it up and get a supplement. Unless I want to start eating massive amounts of fortified breakfast cereal or cooking everything in pools of vegan butter…mmm…butter. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get adequate B12, or easy things to do with nutritional yeast that won’t make me want to gag?


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One Response to B12?

  1. Annie says:

    Aloha Zoe, my friend Lena, a natureopath, says to take 2000 mcgs a day sublingually of B-12. Not sure how much nutritional yeast you would need a day or a week but it doesn’t taste at all like “yeast” and actually has a cheesy flavor. Tim and I love it sprinkled on our popcorn :~)) Very yummy.

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