Q. 194.1( 10 Votes )

How are vitamins

Answer :

Vitamins can be defined as the essential dietary factors required by an organism in minute quantities and whose absence causes specific deficiency diseases. Vitamins are broadly classified into two types:-

(i) Fat-soluble vitamins:


These are oily substances not readily soluble in water. These include vitamins A, D , E and K.


(ii) Water-soluble vitamins:-


Vitamins that are soluble in water belong to this group. For example :B group vitamins (B1 ,B2 ,B6, B12 ,etc.) and vitamin C.


Vitamin K is responsible for the coagulation of blood.


Vitamin H (Biotin) as an exception, it is neither soluble in water nor in fat


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