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Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Just 5 Dried Shiitake Mushrooms (45g) A Day


Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Do you know that eating just 5 dried Shiitake mushrooms (45g) a day fully covers your daily vitamin B5 need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 5mg
  • 1.7mg (0-6 months old)
  • 1.8mg (7-12 months old)
  • 2mg (1-3 years old)
  • 3mg (4-8 years old)
  • 4mg (9-13 years old)
  • 5mg (14-18 years old)
  • 5mg for adults (19 years & above)
  • 6mg for pregnant women
  • 7mg for breast-feeding women
Functions:

Hormones production, cholesterol, metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins & fats.

References:

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2487/2
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=87
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=122
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/pantothenic-acid

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