Alternate Names : Thiamine
What food source is the nutrient found in?
Thiamine is found in foods such as:
meats (pork and liver)
whole or enriched breads, grains, and cereals
Enriched products add back the vitamins that are lost
when grains are processed. Thiamine is lost in cooking due to
heat. The thiamine contents of some foods are:
beef liver, braised (3 ounces) = 9.2 milligrams (mg)
sunflower seeds (3.5 ounces) = 1.96 mg
pinto beans (3.5 ounces) = 0.84 mg
enriched rice, cooked (1/2 cup) = 0.2 mg
How does the nutrient affect the body?
Thiamine works with the other B vitamins to
to energy. It is especially vital for changing carbohydrates
to energy. It is a key factor in the healthy functioning of all the body's cells,
especially the nerves.