A colorless weakly basic solid present chiefly in cereals, liver oils, and yeast, and important in the metabolism of unsaturated fatty acids. Also called vitamin B6 (see vitamin B).
- Maize meal and wheat flour will be fortified with vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folic acid, iron and zinc.
- Pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and pyridoxine are collectively known as vitamin B 6.
- Folic acid, pyridoxine, and cobalamin are known to reduce homocysteine levels.
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