Here are 12 of the best food sources of betaine:
Wheat Bran — 1/4 cup uncooked (about 15 grams): 200 mg (7)
Quinoa — About 1 cup cooked or 1/4 cup uncooked: 178 mg (8)
Beets — 1 cup raw: 175 mg (9)
Spinach — 1 cup cooked: 160 mg (10)
Amaranth Grain — About 1 cup cooked or 1/2 cup uncooked : 130 mg (11)
Then, what does Betaine do for you?
Betaine is a byproduct of sugar beet processing. Betaine works by preventing the build-up of an amino acid called homocysteine. This amino acid can harm blood vessels and contribute to heart disease, stroke, or circulation problems.
What foods are high in choline?
Eggs, liver, and peanuts, are especially rich in choline (27). Major contributors to choline in the American diet are meat, poultry, fish, dairy foods, pasta, rice, and egg-based dishes (77). Spinach, beets, wheat, and shellfish are also good sources of the choline metabolite, betaine (78).
What is betaine anhydrous used for?
Betaine anhydrous is a chemical that occurs naturally in the body, and can also be found in foods such as beets, spinach, cereals, seafood, and wine. Topically, betaine anhydrous is used as an ingredient in toothpastes to reduce the symptoms of dry mouth.