Nutrient Food Sources
Biotin functions in the manufacture and utilisation of fats and amino acids and is also manufactured in the intestines by bacteria. A vegetable dense diet alters bacterial flora to enhance its synthesis.
Raw egg whites contain avadin, a protein that binds biotin and prevents its absorption.
|Food Sources of biotin||Amount (µg per 100g)|
|liver – general||50|
|liver – chicken liver||216|
|peanuts(roasted and peanut butter)||95|
|black eyed beans||18|
Source: McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods (6th Edition)