Vitamins B7 and B9

Vitamin B7

Chemical name: Biotin

  • It is water soluble.
  • Deficiency may cause dermatitis or enteritis, or inflammation of the intestine.
  • Good sources include: egg yolk, liver, some vegetables.

Vitamin B9

Chemical names: Folic acid, folinic acid

  • It is water soluble.
  • Deficiency during pregnancy is linked to birth defects. Pregnant women are encouraged to supplement folic acid for the entire year before becoming pregnant.
  • Good sources include: leafy vegetables, legumes, liver, baker’s yeast, some fortified grain products, and sunflower seeds. Several fruits have moderate amounts, as does beer.

Can’t seem to find a good recipe for liver. My husband and I try to eat liver once per month. Soaking it in milk beforehand is key. Here is the recipe.

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Liver and Grilled Onions