About Biotin, could someone help please?

edited September 2017 in Begin Here

I am finding odd that adding plant based foods that supposedly have Biotin make no difference in the Biotin percentage on the macronutrients board except for bananas.

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    If you go into your profile, unclick biotin and click it again [bottom left hand side under vitamins a pop up will come up telling you that data is sparse. Some other items have a similar issue. Not everything is commonly tested for every food. Biotin seems to be one of those things.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you have some sort of rare condition that warrants concern. If it were actually important the data would be collected.

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    Determining biotin content in food is difficult since concentration is affected by several factors including time of growth and processing mechanisms. As such, biotin content may be inaccurate/missing in some of the foods in CRON-O-Meter's databases.

    The best, plant-based sources of biotin include: sunflower seeds, almonds, sweet potato, and soy protein.

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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