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Top 10 Vegetables Highest in Magnesium

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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Top 10 Vegetables Highest in Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral needed for basic human functions such as blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation, and nerve functioning.

Vegetables are, without question, the most nutrient dense food group and it is no surprise that they are also a great source of magnesium.

Vegetables high in magnesium include spinach, swiss chard, lima beans, acorn squash, artichokes, kale, peas, okra, sweet corn, and potatoes. The daily value (%DV) for magnesium is 420mg.

See the top 10 vegetables high in magnesium below, and for more, see the extended list of less common vegetables rich in magnesium.

List of Vegetables High in Magnesium

A Bowl of Spinach

#1: Spinach

Magnesium
per Cup Cooked
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
157mg
(37% DV)
87mg
(21% DV)
757mg
(180% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cooked Spinach
Swiss Chard

#2: Swiss Chard

Magnesium
per Cup Cooked
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
151mg
(36% DV)
86mg
(20% DV)
860mg
(205% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cooked Swiss Chard
Lima Beans

#3: Lima Beans

Magnesium
per Cup Cooked
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
126mg
(30% DV)
74mg
(18% DV)
120mg
(29% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cooked Lima Beans
An acorn squash

#4: Acorn Squash

Magnesium
per Cup Cooked
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
88mg
(21% DV)
43mg
(10% DV)
154mg
(37% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Baked Acorn Squash
Artichokes

#5: Artichokes (Globe or French)

Magnesium
in a Medium Artichoke
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
77mg
(18% DV)
60mg
(14% DV)
255mg
(61% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Artichokes (Globe Or French)
Leaves of Kale

#6: Kale

Magnesium
per Cup Cooked
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
74mg
(18% DV)
57mg
(14% DV)
407mg
(97% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cooked Scotch Kale
Green Peas

#7: Green Peas

Magnesium
per Cup Cooked
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
62mg
(15% DV)
39mg
(9% DV)
93mg
(22% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cooked Green Peas
Sliced Okra

#8: Okra

Magnesium
per Cup Raw
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
57mg
(14% DV)
57mg
(14% DV)
345mg
(82% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Okra
Yellow Sweet Corn

#9: Sweet Corn

Magnesium
per Cup Cooked
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
54mg
(13% DV)
37mg
(9% DV)
86mg
(20% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Yellow Sweet Corn
Potatoes

#10: Potatoes

Magnesium
in a Medium Potato
Magnesium
per 100g
Magnesium
per 200 Calories
48mg
(12% DV)
28mg
(7% DV)
60mg
(14% DV)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Baked Potatoes (With Skin)

See All 200 Vegetables High in Magnesium

Even More Magnesium Rich Vegetables

FoodServingMagnesium
#1 Taro1 cup sliced17% DV
(70mg)
#2 Burdock Root1 cup12% DV
(49mg)
#3 Nopales1 cup sliced11% DV
(45mg)
#4 Fireweed Leaves1 cup9% DV
(36mg)
#5 Sweet Potato Leaves1 cup chopped7% DV
(31mg)
#6 Parsley1 cup chopped7% DV
(30mg)
#7 Purslane1 cup7% DV
(29mg)
#8 Beet Greens1 cup raw6% DV
(27mg)
#9 Sweet Potato Leaves1 cup chopped6% DV
(25mg)
#10 Garden Cress1 cup5% DV
(19mg)
#11 Amaranth Leaves1 cup4% DV
(15mg)
#12 Spirulina1 tbsp3% DV
(14mg)
#13 Wakame Seaweed2 tbsp (1/8 cup)3% DV
(11mg)

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.