National Food Institute - Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Danish Food Composition Databank - ed. 7.01


About the food data  -  Comments on minerals and trace elements

Minerals and trace elements

The given values for minerals and trace elements are total contents of the specific metals or ions.

Concerning iodine, values often show a considerable variation. This results in imprecise average contents. Likewise, the average values cannot be taken as a mark of the iodine content in a specific food.

The content of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, zinc and manganese is expressed as mg/100 g edible part, whereas iodine, chromium, selenium, and nickel is expressed as μg/100 g edible part.

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