Food & Nutrition

6 cereals you can buy that are packed with Vitamin B12

Published by Finn Hayden

Breakfast cereal often gets a bad rap, but we've published a few guides which hopefully prove that cereal doesn't have to be unhealthy. One of the great things about cereal is that it's often fortified with vitamins and minerals that many people don't get enough of in their diet.

It's been proven that people following a plant-based diet are often deficient in Vitamin B12, but it's also a vitamin that most of us probably don't get enough of. This is an issue because Vitamin B12 helps the body with a number of vital processes. There are lots of supplements you can buy which contain Vitamin B12, but where possible, we prefer to get vitamins from our food.

Luckily, there are lots of breakfast cereals that are fortified with Vitamin B12 that you can buy, and we thought it would be useful to round up cereal which is highest in Vitamin B12, let's get into it:

Weetos

A number of cereals from the Weetabix brand are packed with Vitamin B12, but we'd say that Weetos are the best of the lot. This chocolatey cereal contains 2.1µg of Vitamin B12 per 100g, which represents 84% of your daily recommended intake. Weetos taste great and having such a good amount of Vitamin B12 in them alongside the great taste is a nice bonus. Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com
Weetos

Special K

We mentioned previously that Kellogg's put extra Vitamin D in all of its cereals, so it's clear that this cereal brand takes vitamins seriously. This is also evident from the amount of Vitamin B12 found in Kellogg's cereals. For example, Special K contains 0.75 µg of Vitamin B12 per 30g, which is 30% of your daily recommended intake. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk

Front of Special K packet

Ready Brek

We mentioned in a previous guide that Ready Brek is a healthy breakfast cereal, and part of what makes it so healthy is that it's fortified with a wide range of vitamins and minerals. This includes Vitamin B12, with Ready Brek containing 2.1µg of Vitamin B12 per 100g. That represents 84% of your daily recommended intake. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Front of Ready Brek box

Kellogg's Bran Flakes

As we mentioned previously, Kellogg's Bran Flakes are an excellent source of fibre and they're really low in calories. And as well as this, like most other Kellogg's cereals, they're packed with vitamins and minerals, including a good amount of Vitamin B12. You'll find 2.1µg of Vitamin B12 in 100g of Kellogg's Bran Flakes which is a great amount. Learn more and buy them here - groceries.asda.com

Bran Flakes

Tesco Low Fat Special Flakes

A lot of the own-brand cereal from Tesco is fortified with vitamins and minerals, including iron and Vitamin B12. These Low Fat Special Flakes from the Tesco range have a very similar taste and texture to Special K, and we really like them. They also contain a good amount of Vitamin B12, with 2.50µg of Vitamin B12 per 100g. The other great thing about the Tesco own-brand cereal is that it tends to be much cheaper than the branded stuff, making all of the cereal a great affordable source of Vitamin B12. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Tesco Low Fat Special Flakes

FUEL granola

We've mentioned previously that the FUEL granola is packed with protein, but in that guide we didn't mention that FUEL granola is also fortified with vitamins and minerals, including a good amount of Vitamin B12. In fact, this granola contains 1.9µg of Vitamin B12 per 100g. So if you're a fan of granola for breakfast and you want one which has a good amount of Vitamin B12, then this is a great option. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

FUEL Granola

We hope this guide helps you to find a breakfast cereal which contains a good amount of Vitamin B12. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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