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Vitamins and minerals

The tables below set out the vitamin and mineral content of Mycoprotein compared with beef mince and chicken. These are typical values only for guideline purposes.

Vitamins and minerals
Nutrient** Beef Mince (raw)* Chicken (raw average)* Mycoprotein
Vitamin A (retinol) (µg/100g) Tr 11 0
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) 0.06 0.14 0.01
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.13 0.18 0.23
Vitamin B3 (niacin) 5.8 7.8 0.35
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.53 1.16 0.25
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.37 0.38 0.13
Vitamin B7 (Biotin) (µg/100g) 2 2 0.02
Vitamin B9 (Folate) (µg/100g) 17 9 10
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) (ug/100g) 2 Tr 0
Vitamin C 0 0 0
Vitamin D (µg/100g) 0.7 0.1 No data
Vitamin E 0.17 0.15 0
Sodium 80 77 5
Potassium 260 380 100
Calcium 9 6 42.5
Iron     0.5
Phosphorous 160 160 260
Selenium (µg/100g) 9 13 20
Magnesium 17 26 45
Zinc 3.9 1.2 9

* Source: McCance and Widdowson "The Composition of Foods" Sixth Edition.
** All data mg/100g raw unless otherwise stated

Selenium

People who follow a vegetarian diet plan should take care to ensure sufficient intake of selenium. Mycoprotein is a good source of selenium at 20µg/100g.