Chromium sources

Good chromium sources include liver, egg yolk, brewer's yeast, certain spices such as black pepper and thyme, beef, poultry, broccoli, whole grain cereals, bran, wheatgerm and oysters. The chromium content of food varies with the location in which the food is grown. The table below can be used as a guide.

Food refining and processing remove most of the chromium from food. Hence a diet high in these foods will not contribute much chromium but will trequire it for metabolism, thus leading to depletion of the body's chromium stores.

Chromium sourcesCooking food in stainless steel pots causes chromium to leach into the food if it is acidic and can be an additional source of dietary chromium. Hard tap water can also be a source.

 

 

 

 

Food

Amount

Chromium (mcg)

Skim milk powder

100g

34

Brown sugar

100g

27

All Bran

100g

26

Ham

100g

26

Cheddar cheese

100g

24

Corned beef

100g

20

Wheatbran

100g

19

Cod, smoked

100g

18

Split peas, dried

100g

13

Soybean flour

100g

17

Pork sausage

100g

16

Beef sausage

100g

15

Mackerel, canned

100g

14

Oysters, canned

100g

14

Wheatgerm

100g

13

Spinach

100g

13

Brown lentils, dried

100g

13

Lamb chops

100g

13

Beefsteak, mince

100g

9.0

Yeast extract

10g

8.7

Yellow butter beans

100g

8.0

Sweetcorn

100g

7.0

Chicken, dark meat

100g

7.0

 
 
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