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Natural plant foods are generally rich sources of selenium.Throughout the world, most of the rich sources of selenium are of plant origin.
Animals raised on natural plants and fodder containing high levels of selenium also yield meat and dairy products containing high levels of this trace mineral.
However the amount of selenium in crops cannot be accurately given as the analysis results vary from place to place due variance in local soil availability.
The availability of selenium in seafood is excellent and it appears to be more consistent as local variables are almost absent.
Among the foods containing rich quantity of Brazil nuts top.As produce containing too much selenium can be toxic, it is advised to take Brazil nuts moderately.
Rich sources of selenium
|Selenium rich foods||mcg of selenium in 100 gms|
|Brazil nuts, dried, unblanched||1917.0|
|mixed nuts, with peanuts, oil roasted, with salt||140.9|
|sunflower seed kernels, dry roasted||79.3|
|cashew nuts, dry roasted||11.7|
|Fish foods having selenium|
|Fish, roughy, orange, cooked, dry heat||88.3|
|Fish, roughy, orange, raw||66.7|
|Fish, herring, pickled||58.5|
|Flatfish, cooked, dry heat||58.2|
|Sardine, canned in oil, drained solids with bone||52.7|
|Fish sandwich, with tartar sauce and cheese||48.4|
|Halibut fish cooked, dry heat||46.8|
|Rockfish, cooked, dry heat||46.8|
|Tuna fish salad||41.2|
|Salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat||37.8|
|Halibut fish, raw||36.5|
|Fish, salmon, sockeye, raw||33.7|
|Oyster, cooked, breaded and fried||66.5|
|clam, canned, drained||48.6|
|Shrimp, breaded and fried||41.7|
|Crab, blue, canned||31.8|
|Chicken giblets, cooked, simmered||59.6|
|Turkey, giblets, cooked||57.9|
|Beef, cured, corned beef, canned||42.9|
|Egg, whole, raw, fresh||31.7|
|Duck, meat, cooked, roasted||22.4|
|Lamb, shoulder raw||19.8|
|Duck, meat, raw||13.9|
|Whole-grain wheat flour||70.7|
|Oat bran, raw||45.2|
|Noodles, Chinese, chow mein||43.0|
|Barley, pearled, raw||37.7|
|Wheat flour, white, all-purpose||33.9|
|Rice, parboiled, dry||23.9|
|Cornmeal, whole-grain, yellow||15.5|
|Rice, white, cooked||7.5|
|Milk, canned, condensed, sweetened||14.8|
|Cheese, ricotta, whole milk||14.5|
|Cheese, cottage, low fat||9.0|
|Yogurt, plain, skim milk||3.6|
|Vegetable sources of foods|
|Spaghetti, spinach, cooked||22.1|
|Mushrooms, white, raw||9.3|
|Soybeans, mature cooked, boiled||7.3|
|Asparagus, frozen, cooked, boiled||3.9|
|Tomato products, canned, paste||5.3|
The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances) of seleniumChildren and Adolescents
|1-3 years||20 mcg|
|4-8 years||30 mcg|
|9-13 years||40 mcg|
|males and females||55 mcg|
|pregnant women||60 mcg|
|Lactating women||70 mcg|
|0-6 months||15 mcg|
|6-12 months||20 mcg|
What is selenium.
Role in human nutrition.
Types of supplements- dosage.
Toxicity, overdose and side effects.
Selenium deficiency and symptoms.
Essential trace minerals.
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Chromium in diabetes.
Rich natural food sources (current topic).
Most of people take adequate selenium and in specific instances of deficiency supplements or rich sources of foods are to be sought to ward off the deficiency diseases.