Researchers have found out that water lentils or duckweed is a very good source of bioactive vegan vitamin B12. Scientists from Parabel a Florida based start-up have said that water lentils are not just the decorative additions to the home aquarium but they are a rich source of vegan vitamin B12 as well. It is an aquatic plant, which usually floats on still bodies of freshwaters. The firm has also revealed that a third party experiment has proved that a powder called Lentein extracted from lentils has natural bioactive forms of B12. Apart from being a rich source of vitamin B12, it is a very healthy food plant as well. Water Lentils contain high-quality protein, vitamins, and other nutrients too.
Parabel is a firm, which is dedicated to producing highly nutritious plant-based food that contains bioactive forms of vitamin B12. Experts have planned to conduct bioavailability studies to determine the effects of water lentils as natural plant base solution. They have said that Parabel is also trying to come up with vegan milk extracted from water lentils. The firm is a revolutionary platform, which promotes sustainable agricultural products. Researchers have claimed that with this discovery they might be able to address the problem of vitamin B12 deficiencies in the future. As per the study, water lentils also contain 750 percent of the RDV of vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 is very essential for the development of DNA. It makes the body cells and nerves healthy. It also prevents megaloblastic anemia. It is a condition where bone marrow starts producing strangely large red blood cells. Normally plants do not contain vitamin B12, it is generally found in animal products such as meat and dairy products. People who like to have vegan vitamin B12 are dependent on supplements. Certain kinds of cereals, fortified milk, and fortified nutritional yeast as well contain vitamin B12. The discovery of vitamin B12 in water lentils will attract a huge consumer base as it makes a way to the stores.
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