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)

- Eggs.

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- Anticancer activity of selenium

-Selenium for skin care

-Selenium for hair

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