Scientists at Parabel in the U.S. have discovered a plant based source for the all important vitamin B12. Contained in water lentils also known as duckweed, it provides around 750% of the daily recommended dietary amount under U.S. guidelines.
Parabel is calling the resulting product LENTEIN® and it contains adenosylcobalamin, methycobalamin, and hydroxocobalamin which are the natural bioactive forms of Vitamin B12.
This is a major breakthrough as there really aren’t many plant based forms of B12. In fact most is synthetic which Parabel says is a big concern for todays consumers.
Dr. Matthew Van Ert, Parabel’s Chief Scientific Officer, said:
“Parabel’s hydroponic systems represent a scalable and potentially revolutionary platform to produce highly nutritious plant foods that contain bioactive vitamin B12 forms. Along with partners, we will begin conducting bioavailability studies to determine the effectiveness of water lentils as a natural, plant-based solution to address vitamin B12 deficiencies.”
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