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33: COPPER

Copper is an essential part of several body enzymes (natural substances required for chemical reactions in the body). It is necessary for iron metabolism, for the formation of the brown pigment, melanin, in hair and skin, and in the functioning of the body's central nervous system.

Copper deficiency due to inadequate dietary intake is rare. However, a deficiency may arise due to an inherited metabolic abnormality. Sources of copper include shellfish, liver, kidney and nuts. The amount of copper in household water supplies depends on the type of pipe and the hardness of the water. More copper is present in water from the hot tap than from the cold. For preparing hot drinks it is probably safer to heat cold water rather than use water from the hot tap, particularly for children.

COPPER INTAKE

There is no recommended dietary intake for copper in Australia.

In the U.S.A. an intake of 2 to 3 milligrams per day for adults is considered to be safe and adequate. (It is assumed that up to an occasional 10 milligrams per day is safe for adults.)

 

Elements
- Sodium
- Potassium
- Calcium
- Magnesium
- Iron
- Phosporus
- Sulphur
- Chlorine
Copper
- Zinc
- Iodine
- Fluorine
- Chromium
- Manganese
- Selenium
- Cobalt
- Molybdenum
- Nickel
- Tin
- Silicon
- Vanadium
- Cadmium


Also on this page:

-  Copper intake
-  Food charts

 

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COPPER  Food Charts:

 

COPPER:
beverages

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BEVERAGES

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

COPPER:
cereals/cakes

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CEREALS, BISCUITS, CAKES, DESERTS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

COPPER:
cereals/cakes

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

COPPER:
egg & cheese
dishes

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EGG AND CHEESE DISHES

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

 

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COPPER:
fats/oils

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FATS AND OILS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

 

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COPPER:
fish/seafood

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FISH AND OTHER SEAFOODS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

COPPER:
fruit

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FRUIT

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

 

 

COPPER:
fruit

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

COPPER:
meats

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MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

 

COPPER:
meats

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

COPPER:
milk products

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MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

 

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

COPPER:
nuts

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NUTS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

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COPPER:
sauces

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SAUCES AND CONDIMENTS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

COPPER:
soups

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SOUPS (as served)

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

 

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COPPER:
sugars

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SUGARS, JAMS AND SPREADS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

 

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

COPPER:
sweets

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SWEETS

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

 

 

 

COPPER:
vegetables

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VEGETABLES

Copper milligrams per 100 grams

Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

 

 

COPPER:
vegetables

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Food charts list:
beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

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