Akotin - Food Sources

Food Sources

Niacin is found in variety of foods, including liver, chicken, beef, fish, cereal, peanuts and legumes, and is also synthesized from tryptophan, an essential amino acid found in most forms of protein.

Animal products:

  • liver, heart and kidney (9 – 15 mg niacin per 100 grams)
  • chicken, chicken breast (6.5 mg)
  • beef (5 – 6 mg)
  • fish: tuna, salmon, halibut (2.5 – 13 mg)
  • eggs (0.1 mg)

Fruits and vegetables:

  • avocados (1 mg niacin per 100 grams)
  • dates (2 mg)
  • tomatoes (0.7 mg)
  • leaf vegetables (0.3 - 0.4 mg)
  • broccoli (0.6 mg)
  • carrots (0.3 - 0.6 mg)
  • sweet potatoes (0.5 - 0.6 mg)
  • asparagus (0.4 mg)


  • nuts (2 mg niacin per 100 grams)
  • whole grain products (4 - 29.5 mg)
  • legumes (0.4 – 16 mg)
  • saltbush seeds


  • mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms (3.5 – 4 mg niacin per 100 grams)
  • brewer's yeast (36 mg)


  • Monster Energy drink (40 mg per 16 ounces)
  • Red Bull Energy Drink (28 mg per 12 ounces)
  • Ovaltine (18 mg)
  • Peanut butter (15 mg)
  • Tofu
  • Soy sauce (0.4 mg)
  • Vegemite (from spent brewer's yeast) (110 mg niacin per 100 grams)

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