What are dietary sources of vitamin D?

Updated: Dec 15, 2020
  • Author: Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Most dietary sources of vitamin D do not contain sufficient amounts of the vitamin to satisfy daily requirements. The following foods contain the indicated amounts of vitamin D, as reported by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Nutrient Data Laboratory:

  • Fortified milk (8 oz) - 100 IU

  • Fortified orange juice (8 oz) [6] - 100 IU

  • Fortified cereal (1 serving) - 40-80 IU

  • Pickled herring (100 g) - 680 IU

  • Canned salmon with bones (100 g) - 624 IU

  • Mackerel (100 g) - 360 IU

  • Canned sardines (100 g) - 272 IU

  • Codfish (100 g) - 44 IU

  • Swiss cheese (100 g) - 44 IU

  • Raw shiitake mushrooms (100 g) - 76 IU

  • Most multivitamins (1 tab) - 400 IU

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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