Top 10 Fruits Highest in Zinc

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Top 10 Fruits Highest in Zinc

Zinc is an essential nutrient needed for wound healing and for proper immune function. (1,2)

The daily value (DV) for zinc is 11mg per day (3), but people on a plant-based diet should aim to consume 22mg. (4)

High zinc fruits include avocados, blackberries, pomegranates, raspberries, guavas, cantaloupes, apricots, peaches, kiwifruit, and blueberries. These fruits provide 2-12% of the daily value (%DV) per cup.

The list below gives the 10 best high zinc fruits ranked by a common serving size. For more zinc foods, see the list of high zinc foods for vegans and vegetarians, high zinc vegetables, and high zinc nuts.

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Data Sources and References

  1. Cai C, Lin P, Zhu H, Ko JK, Hwang M, Tan T, Pan Z, Korichneva I, Ma J. Zinc in Wound Healing Modulation J Biol Chem. 2015 May 29;290(22):13830-9. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.620690. Epub 2015 Apr 13. 25869134
  2. Wellinghausen N, Rink L. Zinc and the immune system J Leukoc Biol. 1998 Nov;64(5):571-7. doi: 10.1002/jlb.64.5.571. 9823760
  3. U.S.FDA - Daily Value on the New Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
  4. Agnoli C, Baroni L, Bertini I, Ciappellano S, Fabbri A, Papa M, Pellegrini N, Sbarbati R, Scarino ML, Siani V, Sieri S. Zinc and vegetarian diets Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 Dec;27(12):1037-1052. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2017.10.020. Epub 2017 Oct 31. 29174030
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