Nutrient Food Sources


Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)

Vitamin D is mostly made by the body as a result of skin exposure to sunshine.  It is important for stimulating the absorption of calcium and thus for healthy bones.  It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Food Sources of vitamin D Amount (µg/100g)
NB: mainly sunlight though
Butter 0.9
Cheddar cheese 0.3
Cow’s milk 0.3
Egg 1.8
Feta cheese 0.5
Herring 19
Kipper 8
Mackerel 8.2
Salmon 7.1
Sardines 5
Trout 9.6
Tuna 3.6


Source:  McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods (6th Edition)