List of food rich in copper

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Main foods rich in copper

When is it important to make a diet rich in copper?

Ingestion of high copper foods can be convenient in certain occasions (anemia, loss of hair, irregular heart beat, body frequent infections, LDL cholesterol, bone problems, skin sores, etc.) whereas it can be counterproductive in other anomalies, such as Wilson’s disease.

To know which foods contain a lot of copper is very important when someone has to choose between a high-copper diet or a low-copper diet.

What foods are rich in copper?

The main foods containing high amounts of copper are the following:

List of food containing a lot of copper

Animal food containing a lot of copper

  • Viscera: liver, chicken, veal, pork, turkey, lamb, etc. Pates made from liver, kidneys, hearts, brains, sweetbreads.
  • Red meat: lamb, duck, goose, pork
  • Seafood: squid, mussels, clams, prawns, shrimps, prawns, lobsters, oysters, snails, etc.

Plant food with a lot of copper

Nuts contain a lot of copper

Mineral water with a high content in copper

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

30 August, 2020

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