Molybdenum is a mineral required in miniscule amounts for nitrogen, copper and iron metabolism in the body. It promotes normal cell function via its participation in important enzyme reactions.
Molybdenum is stored in the liver, kidneys and bone. It is needed for bone growth and strengthening of the teeth, low intake is associated with mouth and gum disorders. However, deficiency is very rare. People whose diets are high in refined and processed foods are at risk for deficiency.
Food Sources include:
• Organ meats, beef liver 85g, 104mcg
• Nuts, peanuts 40g, 11mcg
• Dark green leafy vegetables including: kale, microgreens produced from the seeds of vegetables such as broccoli, collard greens, spinach, cabbage. Cooked spinach 60g, 8mcg
• Wholegrains, cereal grains 100g, 15mcg
• Legumes such as chickpeas, lentils, beans such as red kidney beans and peas.
• Black eye peas 60g 288mcg
• Lima beans, 60g 104mcg
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