Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin

Then next vitamin on the list is Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin.This vitamin got its name from the word 'flavus' meaning ' yellow' .You might have noticed the yellow color of the B complex supplement.Well,it comes form our Vitamin B3 / Riboflavin.

Apart from being used as a supplement ,this yellow-orange colored vitamin is also used as a food coloring agent.The other interesting use is that it is used to fortify a wide range of food stuffs ranging from baby food,sauces,cereals,pastas,fruits drinks and energy drinks.Milling process results in a loss of this vitamin and hence certain cereals are fortified with Riboflavin in many countries.

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