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Vegetables High in Copper

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Vegetables High in Copper

Vegetables comprise many of the most nutrient dense foods in our diets and copper is no exception.

Copper is an essential nutrient, responsible for producing blood cells, staving off anemia, and strengthening our bones. (1)

Vegetables high in copper include mushrooms, sweet potatoes, lima beans, turnip greens, beet greens, spinach, soybean sprouts, asparagus, artichokes, and green peas. (2) The current DV for copper is 0.9mg. (3)

For more high copper vegetables see the extended list of less common vegetables rich in copper.


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List of Vegetables High in Copper

1Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake Mushrooms

More Mushrooms High in Copper

-87% DV in 1 cup of white button mushrooms
-52% DV in 1 cup of portobellos
-48% DV in 1 cup of cremini mushrooms
-46% DV in 1 cup of morels
-41% DV in 1 cup of canned mushrooms
2Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
37% DV in a baked potato.
3 Lima Beans
Lima Beans
4 Turnip Greens
Turnip Greens
5 Beet Greens
Beet Greens
6Spinach
A Bowl of Spinach

Other Leafy Greens High in Copper

-32% DV in 1 cup of Swiss chard
-27% DV in 1 cup of kale
-23% DV in 1 cup of mustard greens
7Soybean Sprouts
Soybean Sprouts

More Sprouts High in Copper

-37% DV in 1 cup of lentil sprouts
-36% DV in 1 cup of pea sprouts
-22% DV in 1 cup of mung bean sprouts
8 Asparagus
Asparagus
9 Artichokes (Globe or French)
Artichokes
10 Green Peas
Green Peas

See All 200 Vegetables High in Copper

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Less Common Copper Rich Vegetables

FoodServingCopper
#1 Canned Tomato Pureeper cup80% DV
(0.7mg)
#2 Yautiaper cup39% DV
(0.3mg)
#3 Pickled Beetsper cup29% DV
(0.3mg)
#4 Pumpkinper cup cooked25% DV
(0.2mg)
#5 Jute Potherb (Molokhiya)per cup cooked25% DV
(0.2mg)
#6 Kohlrabiper cup cooked24% DV
(0.2mg)
#7 Lotus Rootper 10 slices23% DV
(0.2mg)
#8 Canned Palm Heartsper cup22% DV
(0.2mg)
#9 Taroper cup20% DV
(0.2mg)
#10 Acorn Squashper cup cooked20% DV
(0.2mg)
#11 Chayoteper cup cooked20% DV
(0.2mg)

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Data Sources and References

  1. Medline Plus on Copper
  2. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
  3. NIH: Dietary Supplement Label Database
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