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What Is Thiamin & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Thiamin is one of the water-soluble B vitamins, also known as vitamin B1.

Thiamin is an important nutrient for us.

We need a sufficient intake of thiamin from our diet.

Heating foods containing thiamin can reduce their thiamin content.

Thiamin Is A Very Important Nutrient

Thiamin is one of the water-soluble B vitamins.

It is also known as vitamin B1 because it was the first water-soluble vitamin to be discovered. (source )

Thiamin functions as a coenzyme in the release of energy from carbohydrates.

It is also involved in nerve function and appetite regulation. (source )

Thiamin is primarily stored in the liver but very small amounts.

Thiamin has a short storage time, so people require a continuous supply of it from the diet. (source )

Benefits of what thiamin might be able to do for you, you can find in Thiamin: 5 Research-Backed Benefits .

How To Get Thiamin?

The best food sources of thiamin are whole grains, meat, and fish.

Bread, cereals, and infant formulas are in many countries are fortified with thiamin. (source )

Thiamin in food destroyes by heat and because it is water-soluble.

For this reason, sautéing is preferable. (source )

Most people get adequate amounts of thiamine from their diet.

Deficiency is common in alcoholics and people suffering from anorexia nervosa and other undernutrition states. (source )

Foods You Can Find Thiamin In

You find Thiamin mostly in spices and herb, vegetable, and baked products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Yeast
  • Powerbars
  • Cream Of Vegetable Soup
  • Bran Flakes
  • Kellogg's Product 19

Foods That Contain Thiamin In Our Nutrition Tool

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If you are interested in what foods contain the most Thiamin we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Thiamin.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.