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Myth: B12 only comes from meat

  1. Man can obtain vitamin B12 from plants, just like from meat. It just depends on how you let them grow. Vitamin B12 is found in the soil on which the plant grows. If this soil is well fertilized, vitamin B12 simply ends up in the plant. But some plants naturally have a high content of components that ensure the production of vitamin B12; for example parsley, raspberries, yeast, tempeh, comfrey and seaweed.

Animal products for vegetarians

  1. Scientific literature refers to deviations due to vitamin B12 deficiency. It is immediately said that vegetarians suffer most from this; they have to eat pills to replenish their B12. But vegetarians do eat eggs, cheese


  1. Parsley has components that promote the production of B12 in the body. Parsley is a very healthy plant anyway; it contains relatively more iron than spinach

Third World Tempeh does have B12

  1. Furthermore, it has been shown that many products in third world countries such as India and Indonesia generate more vitamin B12 in the body. In the Netherlands, tempeh


  1. Vitamin B12 is found in raspberries. In America, a large company, Tesco, has stated that 100 grams of raspberries is enough for 30% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of B12. Research has also been done on vitamin E in combination with B12. Vitamin E intake appears to facilitate the absorption of B12. In cranberries


  1. Vitamin B12 can also be obtained from seaweed

Belgian beer

  1. In Belgian beer

The Dementia Argument

  1. Dementia is considered the most serious symptom of vitamin B12 deficiency. In practice, meat eaters are more likely to suffer from dementia than vegetarians. This makes the reasoning that vegetarians and vegans not eating B12 supplements lead to dementia is scientifically unsustainable.

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