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41: MOLYBDENUM

No definite disease due to deficient molybdenum intake in humans has been recognized. However, it is an element that is part of enzymes (natural substances essential for body metabolism) that are involved in the production of waste products prior to excretion.

The molybdenum content of foods depends on the soil where plant foods are grown.

MOLYBDENUM INTAKE

The safe and adequate range of intake for adults (U.S.A.) is 150 to 500 micrograms per day.



FIGURE 58: MOLYBDENUM CONTENT OF SOME FOODS

  FOOD   MOLYBDENUM CONTENT
  (micrograms per 100 grams of food)
Potatoes

Cabbage

Carrots

Leguminous seeds

Cereal grains

600

280

200

20-470

10-110

 

 

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:

-  Molybdenum intake
-  Fig 58: Molybdenum
   content of some food

 

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