12 Fruits and Vegetables High in Zinc
Last updated on March 26, 2011
Zinc bolsters the immune system, balances blood sugar, helps prevent depression, and much more. Meat and seafood is high in zinc, but you don’t have to be a carnivore to get enough of it. Here are 12 fruits and vegetables high in zinc.
A cup of cooked green peas contains 1.9 mg or 13% of the RDA.
A cup of cooked spinach contains 1.4 mg or 9% of the RDA.
A cup of whole Crimini mushrooms contains 1 mg or 6% of the RDA.
One cup of cubed avocado contains 1.0 mg or 6% of the RDA.
A cup of cooked asparagus contains 1 mg or 6% of the RDA.
A cup of cooked, chopped broccoli contains 0.8 mg or 4% of the RDA.
One cup of pitted prunes contains 0.8 mg or 5% of the RDA.
A cup of cooked, chopped Swiss chard contains 0.6 mg or 4% of the RDA.
A cup of cooked collard greens contains 0.4 mg or 3% of the RDA.
A cup of cooked, sliced summer squash contains 0.4 mg or 3% of the RDA.
A cup of chopped, cooked kale contains 0.3 mg or 2% of the RDA.
One cup of sliced apricot contains 0.3 mg or 2% of the RDA.