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Top 10 Fruits Highest in Zinc


Zinc is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining a sense of smell, keeping a healthy immune system, building proteins, triggering enzymes, and creating DNA. Zinc also helps the cells in your body communicate by functioning as a neurotransmitter. A deficiency in zinc can lead to stunted growth, diarrhea, impotence, hair loss, eye and skin lesions, impaired appetite, and depressed immunity. Conversely, consuming too much zinc can disrupt absorption of copper and iron, as well as create large amounts of toxic free radicals. The current percent daily value (%DV) for zinc is 15mg. Below is a list of fruits high in zinc.

#1: Dried Apricots
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup
1mg1.19mg
7% DV8% DV
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#2: Dried Peaches
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup
0.78mg0.9mg
5% DV6% DV
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#3: Prunes (Dried Plums)
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup
0.75mg0.99mg
5% DV7% DV
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#4: Avocados
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup pureed
0.68mg1.56mg
5% DV10% DV
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#5: Dried Zante Currants (Dried Grapes)
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup pureed
0.66mg0.95mg
4% DV37% DV
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#6: Dried Bananas
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup mashed fresh
0.61mg0.34mg
4% DV2% DV
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#7: Dried Figs
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup
0.55mg0.82mg
4% DV5% DV
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#8: Blackberries
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup
0.53mg0.76mg
4% DV5% DV
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#9: Raspberries
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup
0.42mg0.52mg
3% DV3% DV
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#10: Dates
Zinc per 100g servingZinc in 1 cup
0.29mg0.43mg
2% DV3% DV
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Name:Mary Brandan
Location:USA
Subject:Nutritional Good Sense
Awareness within nutritional information has been catching on, slowly at first, but it finally boomed in topic health popularity; thanks to GOD, because we all are what we eat, esentially. A very important factor regarding healthy good sense nutrion, is certainly that. To follow up within good common sense nutritional healthy "balance" diets. Meaning that just because certain food products are rich in certain minerals like zinc, or iron, does not call for over intake massive amounts of an given food, or vitamin/mineral supplement. Doing so could very well nullify altogether any sought nutritional benefit; from any vitaminic/mineral supplement, or natural food source. Furthermore, toxic reactions may occur, so common sense must be followed.
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Name:Mary Brandan
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Awareness within nutritional information has been catching on, slowly at first, but it finally boomed in topic health popularity; thanks to GOD, because we all are what we eat, esentially. A very important factor regarding healthy good sense nutrion, is certainly that. To follow up within good common sense nutritional healthy "balance" diets. Meaning that just because certain food products are rich in certain minerals like zinc, or iron, does not call for over intake massive amounts of an given food, or vitamin/mineral supplement. Doing so could very well nullify altogether any sought nutritional benefit; from any vitaminic/mineral supplement, or natural food source. Furthermore, toxic reactions may occur, so common sense must be followed.
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References

    • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.