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Food Sources
of Mineral Nutrients

Here is a list of good food sources for a number of important minerals that are an essential part of good nutrition.

Calcium
Almonds, figs, beans, carrots, pecans, raisins, brown rice, apricots, garlic, dates, spinach, sesame seeds, brazil nuts, cashews, papaya, avocados, celery.
 
Chromium
Brewers yeast, clams, cheese, corn oil, whole grains.
 
Copper
Soy beans, Brazil nuts, bone meal, raisins, legumes, seafoods, black strap molasses.
 
Iodine
Kelp, dulse, beets, celery, lettuce, Irish moss, grapes, mushrooms, oranges.
 
Iron *
Kelp, raisins, figs, beets, soy beans, bananas, asparagus, carrots, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, parsley, grapes, watercress.
 
Magnesium
Honey, almonds, tuna, kelp, pineapple, pecans, green vegetables.
 
Manganese
Celery, bananas, beets, egg yolks, bran, walnuts, pineapples, asparagus, whole grains, leafy green vegetables.
 
Phosphorus
Mushrooms, cashews, oats, beans, squash, pecans, carrots, almonds.
 
Potassium
Spinach, apples, tomatoes, strawberries, bananas, lemons, figs, celery, mushrooms, oranges, papaya, pecans, raisins, pineapple, rice, cucumbers, Brussels sprouts.
 
Sodium
Turnips, raw milk, cheese, wheat germ, cucumbers, beets, string beans, seafoods, lima beans, okra, pumpkins.
 
Sulphur
Bran, cheese, eggs, cauliflower, nuts, onions, broccoli, fish, wheat germ, cucumbers, turnips, corn.
 
Zinc
Mushrooms, liver, seafood, soy beans, sunflower seeds, brewers yeast.
 
NaturoDoc Note:  Iron has been found to be problematic for people who have high levels from their diet and environment.  Many mineral supplements are now formulated without iron because of its inflammatory and toxic effects on some people.

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