Food containing a lot of iodine

Content in iodine in some food

TABLE OF RICHEST FOOD IN IODINE

What foods contain more iodine?

Sea foods

Fish and shellfish are naturally very rich in iodine.

Iodine is a mineral present in all foods of marine origin, such as fish, shellfish. seaweed and sea salt.

This mineral stimulates the thyroid gland, which produces thyroid hormones, responsible for increasing metabolism. Foods rich in iodine are very important for children, because they are necessary for their physical and mental development.

Recommended amount of iodine

In food, iodine is considered a trace element because it is needed in small quantities: just as minerals are expressed in milligrams (mg), the iodine requirements are expressed in micrograms (mcg).

The estimated daily iodine needs are 150mcg per day.

List of foods rich in iodine

In general, vegetables, fruits, nuts and meats have a low content in this mineral. The iodine content of vegetables and fruits depends on the type of plant and the crop soil. In coastal areas vegetables will be richer in iodine (higher content of this mineral in the ground) and in areas of the interior, contain less iodine.

Below is the table of foods with the highest iodine content per 100gr .:

TABLE OF FOODS RICH IN IODINE
Food (100g)Content in iodine (en mcg)
Iodized salt*1.900 mcg of iodine
kombu alga300
Arame alga300
Ireland moss245
Wakame alga226
Cochayuyo alga150
Dulse alga150
Fresh cod170
Tuna50
Sardine29
Salmon28
Hake27
Chicken7
Cashew nuts10
Walnuts3
Almonds2
Vegetables in general2-16
Fresh fruits in general0-2
Dry figs4
Grated coconut3
Cheese and dairy products2-10
MINERALSMACROELEMENTSMICROELEMENTS
Calcium, chlorine, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassiumCopper, chromium, fluorine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, iodine, zinc.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
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11 January, 2021

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