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.