Fun facts: Much of the Zinc in food is lost through cooking. When thinking about getting Zinc in your diet take this into consideration. Raw and lightly cooked options should be considered if deficient.
- Important in the formation of the skeleton.
- Part of the hormone insulin, which is important for the regulation of blood sugar levels.
- Zinc is a component of more than two enzymes that are involved in the synthesis and decomposition of nucleic acids (primary genetic material).
- Involved in the creation of proteins, fats, carbohydrates.
- Zinc has antitoxic and anti-viral properties.
- With vitamins C, E and selenium, Zinc acts as an antioxidant.
- Necessary for puberty and procreation.
RDA = Recommended Daily Amounts (EU data)
G = Grams
Mg = Milligrams
Mcg = Micrograms (1mg = 1000mcg)
F = Female
M = Male
Zinc – RDA
Ages 1-3 = 350mg
ages 4-6 450mg
ages 7-10 = 550mg
ages 11-14 = F = 800mg M = 1000mg
Ages15-18 = F = 800mg M = 1000mg
age 19+ = 700mg
Good sources of Sodium: Bran, legumes, mushrooms, seeds (sesame, hemp seed etc), pine nuts.
Aja & Nova Organic products that contain Zinc
Elderberries (100g = 0.11mg 1% RDA)
Figs (100g = 0.5mg 4% DV)
Medjool Dates (100g = 0.4mg 3% DV)
Prunes (100g = 0.4mg 3% DV)
Amaranth (100g cooked = 0.9mg 6% DV)
Teff (100g cooked = 1.11mg 7% DV)
Black Quinoa (100g cooked = 1.1mg 7%)
Red Quinoa (100g cooked = 1.1mg 7%)
White Quinoa (100g cooked = 1.1mg 7%)
Almonds (100g = 3.12mg 21% DV)
Brazil nuts (100g = 4.06mg 27% DV)
Walnuts (100g = 3.09mg 21% DV)
Cayenne Pepper (100g = 2.5mg 17% RDA)
Hemp protein (100g = 18.90mg 189% RDA)
Kelp (100g = 3.10mg 31% RDA)
Black Maca (100g = 3.8mg 38% RDA)
Maca (100g = 3.8mg 38% RDA)
Red Maca (100g = 3.8mg 102% RDA)
Chickpeas cooked (100g = 1.53mg 10% DV)
Beluga Lentils (100g = 4.80mg 49% DV)
Green lentils (100g = 4.80mg 49% DV)
Red Lentils (100g = 4.80mg 49% DV)
Chia seeds (100g = 4.58mg 31% DV)
Hemp seeds (100g = 11.5mg 115% DV)
Black Sesame seeds (100g = 7.75mg 52% DV)
White Sesame seeds. (100g = 7.75mg 52% DV)