Dietary (Trace Mineral)

Copper is an important dietary trace element that is vital to life. Copper is essential to the proper functioning of organs and metabolic processes. We all need a regular intake of copper in our diet to maintain good health.


Some foods that contain copper are:

  • Sea foods
  • Beef products
  • Honey
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate
  • Cereals
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Black pepper

We naturally eat copper via consuming foods such as honey, beans, potatoes, chocolate, oatmeal, dark green leafy vegetables

Dietary Sources:

Copper is found in these foods:

  • Seafood, such as oysters, squid, lobster, mussels, crab, and clams
  • Organ meats, such as beef liver, kidneys, and heart
  • Nuts and nut butters, such as cashews, filberts, macadamia nuts, pecans, almonds, and pistachios
  • Legumes, such as soybeans, lentils, navy beans, and peanuts
  • Chocolate, such as unsweetened or semisweet baker’s chocolate and cocoa
  • Enriched cereals, such as bran flakes, shredded wheat, and raisin bran
  • Fruits and vegetables, such as dried fruits, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, grapes, and avocado
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Black pepper

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