Zinc Rich Foods


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One of the essential minerals needed by our body, zinc is present in almost each and every cell. It is required by the body in the performance of a number of functions, though in very small amounts. It plays a vital role in the action of enzymes, which are nothing, but the proteins that are responsible for initiating important chemical reactions in the body. Zinc is also required for proper growth and sexual maturation of an individual. The mineral can be easily found in the food items that we eat in the daily course of life. So, if you take a balanced diet, complete with salads and fruits, there will be enough zinc in your body to perform all the necessary functions. Read on to explore the list of foods items that are high in zinc.

Zinc Rich Foods
  • All-bran cereal
  • Almonds
  • Artichoke
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Beef
  • Blackberries
  • Brazil nuts
  • Brewers yeast
  • Cashew
  • Cauliflower
  • Cheese
  • Chicken (dark meat)
  • Chickpeas (including hummus and falafel)
  • Crab, Dungeness
  • Cucumber
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Kidney beans
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Lettuce
  • Lima beans
  • Liver
  • Milk
  • Olives
  • Onion
  • Oysters
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Peaches
  • Peanuts
  • Peas
  • Pecan Nuts
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pork
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Radish
  • Shellfish
  • Soya beans (including tofu products)
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey (dark meat)
  • Walnuts
  • Wheat Bran
  • Wheat Germ
  • Yogurt