Copper rich foods

Some foods rich in copper, which are used to ensure the maintenance of blood health, include cooked veal or beef liver, mussels, raw or cooked oysters, whole grains, cashews, peanuts, almonds, nuts or chocolate, for example.

Copper deficiency in the body is rare, as the amount of copper found in food is sufficient to meet the copper needs that the body needs. On the other hand, excess copper in the body can cause diarrhea or metallic taste in the mouth.

List of copper-rich foods

Copper rich foods Weight (g) Copper (mg)
Cooked veal liver 100 9.9
Boiled beef liver 100 4.5
Cooked oysters 100 2
cashew 65 1.4
Brazil nuts 70 1.2
Raw oyster 100 1.1
Hazelnut 68 1
Almond 78 1

Copper can also be found in tap water when it goes through copper plumbing. In this case excessive intake of copper can cause metallic taste in the mouth, excessive salivation, nausea, vomiting, burning in the stomach, gastrointestinal bleeding and diarrhea.

The recommended dietary intake (RDA) of copper for the healthy adult is approximately 0.09 mg per day. In children, the RDA value ranges from 0.034 to 0.07 mg of copper per day.

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