zinc

Daily Amount Needed

Men need 15 mgs/day.

Women should get 12 mg/day.

Children need 10 to 15 mg/day.

Vegetarians need about 50 percent more zinc in their diet than meat eaters.

Zinc Information

This metal is important in a number of key activities, ranging from protein and carbohydrate metabolism to the immune system, wound healing, growth and vision.

Severe deficiency can contribute to stunted growth. Deficiency can sometimes be seen in white spots on the fingernails.

Fruit Sources:

Most fruits contain a small amount of zinc, but the following have a significant amount:
Avocado
Blackberries
Dates
Loganberries
Pomegranate
Raspberries

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