Vitamins & Minerals In Fruit & Vegetables

Vitamins & Minerals In Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. These are essential to the growth and functioning of our bodies, and the only way of meeting our vitamin and mineral needs is to consume them in our diet.

Vitamins and Minerals In Fruit and Vegetables

This page provides an introduction to the range of vitamins and minerals our bodies need, and the role they play in our health. For each vitamin and mineral, there is information on what to eat to include these in our diet.

Knowledge about nutrition is a good start, but even better is finding recipes to enjoy eating them! For ideas on how to create delicious and nutritious meals, I have created the HomeCoffeeShop.co.uk recipe collection. The recipes are based on fruit and vegetables widely grown in the UK, whether at home, on the allotment, or available in the shops.


Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin

A

  • Strengthens immunity
  • Helps vision
  • Contributes to healthy skin

Vitamin

B1

  • Helps release food energy
  • Good for nerve tissue
  • Good for muscle tissue

Vitamin

B2

  • Helps release food energy
  • Good for skin & eyes
  • Good for nervous system

Vitamin

B3

  • Helps release food energy
  • Good for nervous system
  • Good for digestive system

Vitamin

B5

  • Helps release food energy
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Used for making blood cells

Vitamin

B6

  • Helps release food energy
  • Helps with metabolism
  • Contributes to healthy skin

Vitamin

Folic Acid B9

  • Used for making blood cells
  • Good for nervous system
  • Helps process folic acid

Vitamin

C

  • Helps keep cells healthy
  • Helps wounds heal
  • Helps avoid scurvy

Vitamin

E

  • Antioxidant
  • Helps cell structures
  • Helps cell membranes

Vitamin

K

  • Needed for blood clotting
  • Helps wounds heal
  • May help strengthen bones

Minerals

Iron

  • Important for red bloods cells
  • Helps transport oxygen
  • Helps avoid anaemia

Vitamin

Magnesium

  • Helps release food energy
  • Helps in bone development
  • Helps in cell function

Minerals

Potassium

  • Helps control body fluids
  • Helps blood pressure
  • Helps electrical impulses

Minerals

Zinc

  • Strengthens immunity
  • Helps vision
  • Contributes to healthy skin