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What Is Copper & What Foods Can I Find It In?

Copper is a trace mineral, essential for important biochemical functions and necessary for maintaining health throughout our life.

Copper is an element that shouldn't be under-or over-consumed.

Under consuming can lead to deficiency, and over-consuming can be toxic.

Copper Is Essential

Copper is an essential trace element. Copper is third in abundance in the human body after iron and zinc.

The adult human body contains between 50-150 mg of copper. (source )

Clinically defined copper deficiency in humans is rare. (source )

Copper Can Become Toxic

But even though copper is an essential micronutrient copper is toxic at high levels.

Luckily copper toxicity from consuming too much from dietary sources is generally not considered a widespread health concern.

But fatalities from acute copper sulfate poisoning have been reported. (source )

Foods You Can Find Copper, Cu In

You find Copper, Cu mostly in baby food, lamb, veal, and game and beef.

Examples of food sources include

  • Puramino Toddler Powder
  • Veal Liver
  • Beef Liver

Foods That Contain Copper, Cu In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most Copper, Cu we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Copper, Cu.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.