Vitamin D Vegetables, Vitamin D Fruits- Which Ones to Choose

By on March 31, 2015

When it comes to Vitamin D Vegetables and Vitamin D Fruits, which ones do you choose to meet your Vitamin D needs? The answer is simple. Because there are no vitamin D vegetables and no vitamin d fruits, you can choose none of them, and you will meet exactly ZERO% of your Vitamin D Requirements by eating all of the fruits and vegetables you can.

In fact, there are few Vitamin D Foods at all that will meet your needs, and it’s almost a pointless endeavor to make any attempt at all to meet your Vitamin D needs through foods- unless you eat like a native Greenlander, getting most of your calories through fatty fish like salmon.

If There are No Vitamin D Vegetables
What Should Vegans and Vegetarians Do?

Well, there are a few non-animal sources of Vitamin D, however, they are not plants, and hence they are not fruits or vegetables. So, vegetarians and vegans can STILL get Vegan Vitamin D in a few different ways. You can go to that page to find out more about the several sources, but since there are so few sources, I can go over them quickly. They are:

  1. Vitamin D from Sun
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Algae

Mushrooms seem like they might be a good idea, but Mushrooms are a Poor Source of Vitamin D. Last but not least, there is a Vegan Vitamin D Supplement made from lichen. That’s it. Those are a vegan’s three choices for meeting their vitamin d requirements.

What Should Omnivores Eat
To Get their Vitamin D

Since there are no Vitamin D Vegetables or Vitamin D Fruit, and as I point out on the Vitamin D Foods page, there are few ‘good source of vitamin d’, aside from getting a little bit of Vitamin D from fish as often as possible, and even Vitamin D Enriched Foods are not a good choice of Vitamin D, your choices are really sun and supplements. But if you live north of 37 degrees latitude, getting Vitamin D in Winter will be challenging, or even downright impossible for most.

Without any vitamin d vegetables or vitamin d fruits, and almost no good vitamin d foods at all- for vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores, the best choice for most will be to take lifelong Vitamin D Supplements when not getting sufficient sun to meet their needs. But it’s not that simple, and taking ‘just’ vitamin D causes uncomfortable Vitamin D Side Effects in people with nutrient deficiencies they didn’t know they had. The number of people with these severe nutrient deficiencies is higher than you might think. So, I highly recommend not ‘just’ taking Vitamin D, as most people will do, but following the step-by-step protocol on the Vitamin D Therapy page, and getting my created just for you Vitamin D Absorption Pack and optimize your vitamin D levels while preventing side effects.

About Kerri Knox, RN

The author is a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner. With 20 years of experience in health care, she has the unique perspective of being solidly grounded in both Conventional Medicine and Alternative Medicine. She can help you to to find and repair the underlying causes of chronic illness, while empowering you to take charge of your own health. She is the owner and author of this blog and website.
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