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May 28th, 2005, 08:00 AM
According to this ( http://html.hisf.no/Biblio/HSF-rapporter/HSF_rapport_2001_09.pdf) (Norwegian!) pdf, adding 10-20% 'lauvflis', which is made from leaves from trees to food given to sheep increased their B12 levels. Leaves from Wych Elm (Ulmus Glabra) had the best effect.

May 28th, 2005, 08:17 AM
From http://www.pfaf.org/leaflets/green_leaf.php

'Leaves are an excellent source of healthy fibre. Lack of fibre (usually due to a diet of processed foods and animal products) causes pain, constipation and disease. Adequate fibre results in regular soft stools and health. The fibre in leaves is particularly beneficial and much healthier than excessive amounts of bran (from wheat) which can act as an intestinal irritant. In fact the fibre present in fresh raw leaves encourages the "friendly" lactobacteria - mainly Lactobacillus acidophillus in the intestines to proliferate and grow there. These bacteria thrive on green stuff. Inside us they make B vitamins (including B12) and vitamin K.'

May 28th, 2005, 09:13 AM
According to this (http://tuberose.com/Vitamins.html) site, B12 has also been found in the leaves of kohlrabi:

Vitamin B12 has been found in roots and stems of tomatoes, cabbage, celery, kale, broccoli and leeks. It has been found in the leaves of kohlrabi.

I haven't seen other sources that confirm this.