Take Your Pick of Vitamin-Rich Veggies

That spinach salad, a great source of vitamins, wasn’t met with much gusto by your little eater? Here are some vegetable options:

* Vitamin A. Good vision; healthy skin, teeth and bones. Romaine lettuce, asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, carrots.

* Vitamin B family. Healthy nervous system and digestive system; development of red blood cells.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Spinach, asparagus, salad greens.


Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). Cauliflower, sweet potatoes, broccoli.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Kidney and garbanzo beans, peas.

* Biotin: Mushrooms.

* Folic acid. Lima beans, spinach, broccoli.


* Vitamin C. Healthy cells, teeth. Broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes.

* Vitamin E. Formation of red blood cells. Vegetable oils, olives, spinach.

* Vitamin K. Proper blood clotting. Kale, spinach, vegetable oils.

Source: Jody Lander Spector, registered dietitian, St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles.