Copper (Cu)

Copper (Cu)

Fun fact: People who have dark hair should use more products containing copper, compared to those with blond hair. Copper is needed to maintain the natural colour of dark hair.

  • Copper is one of the most important elements for the human body, essential for the brain, bones, blood, kidneys, liver and muscles.
  • Plays a key role in the construction of virtually all proteins and enzymes.
  • Normalizes the functioning of the endocrine glands. Endocrine glands secrete, hormones that regulate the body in many ways.
  • Helps to regulate the immune system.
  • Normalizes the central nervous system.
  • Regulates the growth and development of cells and tissues.
  • Prevents premature skin aging.

RDA = Recommended Daily Amounts (EU data)

G = Grams

Mg = Milligrams

Mcg = Micrograms (1mg = 1000mcg)

F = Female

M = Male

Aja & Nova Organic products that contain Copper


Elderberries (100g = 0.06mg 3% RDA)

Figs (100g = 0.3mg 14% DV)

Medjool Dates (100g = 0.4mg 18% DV)

Prunes (100g = 0.3mg 14% DV)


Dandelion leaf

Dandelion root

Nettles (Available soon)


Amaranth (100g = 0.1mg 7% DV)

Teff (100g cooked = 0.226mg 11% DV)

Black Quinoa (100g cooked = 0.2mg 10% RDI)

Red Quinoa (100g cooked = 0.2mg 10% RDI)

White Quinoa (100g cooked = 0.2mg 10% RDI)


Almonds (100g = 1.743mg 87% DV)

Brazil nuts (100g = 1.743mg 87% DV)

Walnuts (100g = 1.586mg 79% DV)


Cayenne Pepper (100g = 0.4mg 19% RDA)

Hemp protein (100g = 0.74mg 74% RDA)

Black Maca (100g = 6mg 600% RDA)

Maca (100g = 6mg 600% RDA)

Red Maca (100g = 6mg 600% RDA)


Chickpeas cooked (100g = 0.352mg 18% DV)

Beluga Lentils (100g = 0.50mg 60% DV)

Brown Lentils (100g = 0.30mg 35% DV)

Green lentils (100g = 0.50mg 60% DV)

Red Lentils (100g = 0.50mg 60% DV) 


Chia seeds (100g = 0.924mg 46% DV)

Hemp seeds (100g = 0.5mg 27% DV)

Black Sesame seeds (100g = 4.1mg 204% DV)

White Sesame seeds. (100g = 4.1mg 204% DV)

Other good sources of copper: Asparagus, Cashews, Grapes, Summer squash, Winter squash, Olives, Spinach, Mushrooms, Turnip greens, Kale, Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Sweet potatoes, Tomatoes, Kiwi, Basil, Cabbage, Sea vegetables, Romaine lettuce, Raspberries, Pineapples.

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