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Minerals in Carbs

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Minerals and Trace Elements in Carbs

Unrefined carbohydrate foods are full of nutrition. As well as being a valuable source of energy, they contain the principal nutrients - protein and fat - and many of the essential dietary micronutrients like vitamins, as well as phytochemicals - the protective chemical substances found in plant food - plus fiber.

Minerals and Trace Elements in Carbs

Here is a short list of some of the most important minerals and trace elements in carbohydrates together with a list of food sources.

Calcium
Healthy Carbohydrate Sources include: poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans (chick peas) haricot beans, soy beans, tofu, almonds, brazil nuts, figs, broccoli, spinach.

Copper
Healthy Carbohydrate Sources include: lentils, black-eyed peas, soy beans, barley, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, prunes.

Iron
Healthy Carbohydrate Sources include: Fortified breakfast cereals, lentils, haricot beans, red kidney beans, soy beans, cashew nuts, bulgar wheat, couscous, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots/peaches, lightly boiled broccoli/spring greens. Note: Eating a food containing vitamin C in combination with iron-rich foods, greatly enhances iron-absorption.

Magnesium
Healthy Carbohydrate Sources include: wheatgerm, soy beans, soy flour, brazil nuts, cashew nuts, hazelnuts, peanut butter, pine nuts, walnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, bananas, dried figs, licorice.

Phosphorus
Healthy Carbohydrate Sources include: wheatgerm, oats, soy flour, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots, peas, sweetcorn.

Potassium
Healthy Carbohydrate Sources include: bananas, dates, dried figs, golden raisins, sultanas, pumpkin seeds, almonds, baked potatoes, raw mushrooms, spinach.

Selenium
Healthy Carbohydrate Sources include: brazil nuts, lentils, wholemeal bread, soy flour, almonds, cashew nuts, dried mushrooms.

Zinc
Healthy Carbohydrate Sources include: wheatgerm, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, fortified breakfast cereals.

Sources include:
Good Sources of Nutrients (1990), US Dept of Agriculture

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