Foods rich in sulfur

List of food with a lot of sulfur

Cucumbers contain a lot of sulfur

Among the foods with sulfur we will highlight:

Food of animal origin rich in sulfur

 Plant-based foods rich in sulfur

The amounts within each group range from highest to lowest

Vegetables with a lot of sulfur: Vegetables are foods rich in sulfur.

parsley rich in sulfur
Parsley contains a lot of sulfur
The group of cabbages is rich in sulfur

Among the vegetables richest in sulfur we have foods that belong to plants of the family of the apiaceae or umbelliferae and foods that belong to plants of the family of the brasicaceae. No wonder the spicy taste of these foods that their sulfur compounds provide them.

Inside the apiaceas are foods such as dill, parsnips and parsley that have very high amounts. With lower percentages we have other foods from the same family as celery.

Inside the brasicáceas (cruciferous) the richest foods are the horseradish, the cress or garden cress, the cabbage, the red cabbage and the radish,

Other vegetables very rich in sulfur are: nettles, purslane, spinach, dandelion, onions, garlic,

The cucumber stands out with a content that can equal the spinach and far exceed the onion. With a much smaller content, peppers, aubergines or potatoes.

Other plant-based foods rich in sulfur

Cashews are the richest nuts in sulfur
  • Legumes: Soybeans are among the vegetables. Other legumes that contain smaller amounts are: broad beans, peas, lentils and beans.
  • Fruits: Among the fruits, the ones that contain the most are mangoes, followed by grapefruits, currants, carambola, oranges, papayas, grapes, plums, pears, guavas, pomegranates, bananas and apples.
  • Nuts: Among nuts, those containing more sulfur are cashews, followed by walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, hazelnuts,
  • Seeds: In the group of seeds, sunflower seeds stand out.
  • Cereals: The richest cereal is oats followed by wheat, corn, rice and barley

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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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