Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, is an essential vitamin required for proper energy metabolism and a wide variety of cellular processes.

A deficiency of riboflavin can lead to cracking and reddening of the lips, inflammation of the mouth, mouth ulcers, sore throat, and even iron deficiency anemia.

Riboflavin, vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that is well regulated by the body, thus overdose is rare, and usually only occurs with vitamin B2 injections or supplements.

Foods high in riboflavin include beef, tofu, milk, fish, mushrooms, pork, spinach, almonds, avocados, and eggs. The current daily value (DV) for riboflavin (Vitamin B2) is 1.3mg.

Below is a list of high riboflavin foods sorted by a common serving size. Use the complete nutrient ranking of all foods high in riboflavin to sort by 100 grams or a 200 calorie serving size.

List of Foods High in Riboflavin

A steak on a plate1 Beef (Skirt Steak)
Riboflavin
per 6oz Steak
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
1.5mg
(112% DV)
0.9mg
(66% DV)
0.6mg
(49% DV)
A block of tofu2 Fortified Tofu
Riboflavin
per Cup
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
1mg
(76% DV)
0.4mg
(34% DV)
1mg
(74% DV)

More Soy Products High in Riboflavin

  • 79% DV in a 16oz glass of soymilk
  • 46% DV in 1 cup of tempeh
  • 38% DV in 1 cup of green soybeans

See all beans high in riboflavin.

A glass of milk3 Low-Fat Milk
Riboflavin
per 16oz Glass
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
0.9mg
(69% DV)
0.2mg
(14% DV)
0.7mg
(57% DV)

More Dairy High in Riboflavin

  • 44% DV in 1 cup of non-fat yogurt
  • 32% DV in 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 22% DV in 4oz of low-fat cottage cheese

See more dairy high in riboflavin.

Salmon Fillets4 Salmon
Riboflavin
per 6oz Fillet
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
0.8mg
(64% DV)
0.5mg
(37% DV)
0.5mg
(41% DV)

More Fish and Seafood High in Riboflavin

  • 48% DV in 20 small clams
  • 40% DV in a 6oz tuna fillet
  • 29% DV in 3oz of oysters

See all fish and seafood high in riboflavin.

White Button Mushrooms5 Mushrooms
Riboflavin
per Cup Cooked
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
0.5mg
(38% DV)
0.5mg
(36% DV)
3.6mg
(274% DV)

More Mushrooms High in Riboflavin

  • 38% DV in 1 cup of portabella mushrooms
  • 33% DV in 1 cup of crimini (chestnut) mushrooms
  • 23% DV in 1 cup of oyster mushrooms

See all vegetables high in riboflavin.

A pork chop6 Lean Pork Chops
Riboflavin
in a 6oz Chop
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
0.5mg
(35% DV)
0.3mg
(21% DV)
0.3mg
(21% DV)

More Pork Products High in Riboflavin

  • 36% DV in 1 cup of lean roast ham
  • 35% DV in a rack of country style ribs
  • 25% DV in 3oz of pork tenderloin

See all meats high in riboflavin.

A Bowl of Spinach7 Spinach
Riboflavin
per Cup Cooked
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
0.4mg
(33% DV)
0.2mg
(18% DV)
2.1mg
(158% DV)

More Vegetables High in Riboflavin

  • 32% DV in 1 cup of beet greens
  • 19% DV in 1 cup of asparagus
  • 18% DV in 1 cup of peas

See all vegetables high in riboflavin.

Almonds8 Almonds
Riboflavin
per 1oz Handful
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
0.3mg
(25% DV)
1.1mg
(88% DV)
0.4mg
(30% DV)

More Nuts and Seeds High in Riboflavin

  • 11% DV in 10 chestnuts
  • 11% DV in 1 cup of coconut water
  • 8% DV in 1oz of dried sunflower seeds

See all nuts and seeds high in riboflavin.

Half an avocado9 Avocados
Riboflavin
per Avocado
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
0.3mg
(20% DV)
0.1mg
(10% DV)
0.2mg
(13% DV)

More Fruits High in Riboflavin

  • 8% DV in 1 cup of bananas
  • 8% DV in 1 cup of grapes
  • 6% DV in 1 cup of navel oranges

See all fruits high in riboflavin.

Eggs10 Eggs
Riboflavin
in 1 Large Egg
Riboflavin
per 100g
Riboflavin
per 200 Calories
0.3mg
(20% DV)
0.5mg
(39% DV)
0.7mg
(51% DV)
  • 54% DV in 1 cup of chopped hard-boiled eggs

See All 200 Foods High in Riboflavin (B2)

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About the Data

Data for the curated food lists comes from the USDA Food Data Central Repository.

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  • Daily Value (%DV) - The %DV is a general guideline for everyone and accounts for absorption factors. It is the most common target in the U.S. and is the target on the nutrition labels of most products. It is set by the U.S. FDA.
  • Reference Dietary Intake (%RDI) - The Reference Dietary Intake (RDI) is a customized target accounting for age and gender. It is set by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. The RDI for amino acids is set by the U.N. World Health Organization. The daily value (%DV) builds on the reference dietary intake to create a number for everyone.
  • Adequate Intake (%AI) - Sets a target for Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats. The Adequate Intake is also set by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. It represents a number to ensure adequacy but lacks the same level of evidence as the Reference Dietary Intake. In short, the number is less accurate than the RDI.
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