About the food data - Comments on minerals and trace
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
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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