"Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods"
by T. C. Fry and David Klein
Addressing the charge that fruits do not have any vitamin B12
Fruits are charged as having no vitamin B12. Guilty! the same can be said of almost all vegetarian fare, even herbage that animals eat. Only meats, fermented and putrified foods such as cheese and certain kinds of algae have what is termed sufficient vitamin B12 to meet our needs. But if animal fare such as grasses, leaves, grains, herbs and fruits do not furnish us or animals with vitamin B12, how do their organs come to be so rich in it? How come the organs of fruit-eating primates are rich in it? How is that fruitarian societies are not anemic from lack of vitamin B12?
The truth is that humans, like all other animals, obtain ample supplies of vitamin B12 from bacterial production in their intestines from cobalamin, provided the mineral cobalt is in the context of foods. Even garlic eaters usually do not destroy enough of their symbiotic intestinal flora to deny themselves an adequate supply of vitamin B12. If you number the anemics, you´ll find that most are actually meat eaters! Further, almost all have lost the ability to secrete intrinsic factor, the transport medium for vitamin B12. I adjudge the charge that fruit eaters are anemic to be without any substantive evidence whatsoever. Its the meat, dairy and other trusts that originate such propaganda.
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