Food rich in selenium

Which food contains more selenium?


Plant foods

Nuts: Brazil nuts especially, which are the richest food in selenium. Also walnuts or almonds. To a lesser extent, cashews and pistachios.

Seeds: Especially pumpkin seeds, fennel seeds, psyllium seeds.

All vegetables, especially nettle leaves, cucumbers and garlic. To a lesser extent, asparagus, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cauliflower, etc.

– Vegetables such as fenugreek, beans or soybeans. In small quantities, peas.

Cereals, especially corn and oats or bread.

Fruits: like plums, grapes, melons, peaches, strawberries or pears

Some mushrooms.

Beer Yeast

Wheat germ

Wheat bran

Other foods with selenium

– Kelp seaweed: It is rich in many minerals, such as iodine, selenium, calcium, magnesium and potassium. It is traditionally used as a source of iodine, but with the advent of iodized salt use to combat hypothyroidism has been dismissed.

It is still used as a source of other minerals.

Animal foods

Among the animal-derived foods rich in selenium, we have:

Meat (red meat, such as pork, beef, chicken and turkey)

– Meat organs (liver)

Shellfish and crustaceans, especially crabs

Milk and Dairy derivatives. (Breast milk is richer in selenium than cow’s milk)


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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

26 June, 2019

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