Vitamin D Content of Australian Native Food Plants and Australian-Grown Edible Seaweed
AbstractVitamin D has previously been quantified in some plants and algae, particularly in leaves of the Solanaceae family. We measured the vitamin D content of Australian native food plants and Australian-grown edible seaweed. Using liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry, 13 samples (including leaf, fruit, and seed) were analyzed in duplicate for vitamin D2, vitamin D3, 25-hydroxyvitamin D2, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3. Five samples contained vitamin D2: raw wattleseed (Acacia victoriae) (0.03 µg/100 g dry weight (DW)); fresh and dried lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) leaves (0.03 and 0.24 µg/100 g DW, respectively); and dried leaves and berries of Tasmanian mountain pepper (Tasmannia lanceolata) (0.67 and 0.05 µg/100 g DW, respectively). Fresh kombu (Lessonia corrugata) contained vitamin D3 (0.01 µg/100 g DW). Detected amounts were low; however, it is possible that exposure to ultraviolet radiation may increase the vitamin D content of plants and algae if vitamin D precursors are present. View Full-Text
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Hughes, L.J.; Black, L.J.; Sherriff, J.L.; Dunlop, E.; Strobel, N.; Lucas, R.M.; Bornman, J.F. Vitamin D Content of Australian Native Food Plants and Australian-Grown Edible Seaweed. Nutrients 2018, 10, 876.
Hughes LJ, Black LJ, Sherriff JL, Dunlop E, Strobel N, Lucas RM, Bornman JF. Vitamin D Content of Australian Native Food Plants and Australian-Grown Edible Seaweed. Nutrients. 2018; 10(7):876.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hughes, Laura J.; Black, Lucinda J.; Sherriff, Jill L.; Dunlop, Eleanor; Strobel, Norbert; Lucas, Robyn M.; Bornman, Janet F. 2018. "Vitamin D Content of Australian Native Food Plants and Australian-Grown Edible Seaweed." Nutrients 10, no. 7: 876.
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