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Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5, or Pantothenic Acid, is an essential vitamin required by the body for cellular processes and optimal maintenance of fat.

A deficiency of vitamin B5 is rare, however, when it does occur is usually seen in the form of irritability, fatigue, apathy, numbness, paresthesia, and muscle cramps. It can also lead to increased sensitivity to insulin or hypoglycemia.

Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin that is well regulated by the body, thus overdose is rare, and may only be noticed in the form of slight digestive complaints or diarrhea.

Foods high in vitamin B5 include mushrooms, fish, avocados, eggs, lean chicken, beef, pork, sunflower seeds, milk, sweet potatoes, and lentils. The current daily value (% DV) for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) is 5mg.

Below is a list high vitamin B5 foods ranked by a common serving size, to rank the list by 100 grams or 200 calories see the nutrient ranking of all foods high in vitamin B5.


Foods High in Pantothenic Acid

Shiitake Mushrooms

#1: Shiitake Mushrooms

Vitamin B5 per Cup CookedVitamin B5 per 100g
104% DV (5.2mg)72% DV (3.6mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cooked Shiitake Mushrooms

More Mushrooms High in Vitamin B5

-67% DV in 1 cup of button mushrooms
-31% DV in 1 cup of portabellas
-26% DV in 1 cup of criminis

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Salmon Fillets

#2: Salmon

Vitamin B5 per 6oz FilletVitamin B5 per 100g
65% DV (3.3mg)38% DV (1.9mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Wild Atlantic Salmon (Cooked)

More Fish High in Vitamin B5

-47% DV in a 6oz tuna fillet
-30% DV in a 5oz trout fillet
-30% DV in a 6oz snapper fillet

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Half an avocado

#3: Avocados

Vitamin B5 per AvocadoVitamin B5 per 100g
56% DV (2.8mg)28% DV (1.4mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Avocados

More Fruits High in Vitamin B5

-15% DV in 1 cup of guavas
-13% DV in 1 cup of grapefruit sections
-10% DV in 1 cup of sliced bananas

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A roast chicken

#4: Lean Chicken Breast

Vitamin B5 in a 6oz BreastVitamin B5 per 100g
54% DV (2.7mg)32% DV (1.6mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Lean Chicken Breast (Cooked)

More Poultry High in Vitamin B5

-34% DV in a chicken thigh
-33% DV in 6oz of ground turkey
-23% DV in a chicken drumstick

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A steak on a plate

#5: Beef (Skirt Steak)

Vitamin B5 per 6oz SteakVitamin B5 per 100g
45% DV (2.3mg)27% DV (1.3mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Skirt Steak

More Red Meat High in Vitamin B5

-23% DV in a 3oz buffalo steak
-14% DV in a 3oz beef hamburger
-12% DV in 3oz of lamb shank

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Sunflower Seeds

#6: Sunflower Seeds

Vitamin B5 per 1oz HandfulVitamin B5 per 100g
40% DV (2mg)141% DV (7mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dry Roasted Sunflower Seeds
A glass of milk

#7: Whole Milk

Vitamin B5 per 16oz GlassVitamin B5 per 100g
36% DV (1.8mg)7% DV (0.4mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Whole Milk

More Dairy High in Vitamin B5

-36% DV in a 16oz glass of non-fat or skim milk
-29% DV in 1 cup of low-fat yogurt
-19% DV in 1 cup of buttermilk

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A pork chop

#8: Lean Pork Chops

Vitamin B5 in a 6oz ChopVitamin B5 per 100g
34% DV (1.7mg)20% DV (1mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Pork Chops (Lean)

More Pork High in Vitamin B5

-20% DV in 1 cup of ham
-18% DV in 3oz of salami
-17% DV in 3oz of pork tenderloin

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Sweet Potatoes

#9: Sweet Potatoes

Vitamin B5 per Cup MashedVitamin B5 per 100g
26% DV (1.3mg)10% DV (0.5mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Mashed Sweet Potatoes

More Vegetables High in Vitamin B5


-27% DV in 1 cup of podded peas
-24% DV in 1 cup of yellow sweet corn
-21% DV in 1 cup of baked acorn squash

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Lentils

#10: Lentils

Vitamin B5 per CupVitamin B5 per 100g
25% DV (1.3mg)13% DV (0.6mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Lentils (Cooked)

More Legumes High in Vitamin B5

-23% DV in 1 cup of split peas
-16% DV in 1 cup of lima beans
-14% DV in 1 cup of black-eyed peas

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See All 200 Foods High in Pantothenic acid (B5)

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
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