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A Bevy of Boron

:: Monday, September 24, 2018 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Do you know where your next meal is coming from? Chances are, some of it derives from plants—fruits, vegetables, coffee, wine, breads, and cereals.

Plant-based foods are also where people around the world get most of their boron. This makes sense when you consider that all plants need boron to grow.

Here’s a list of the top 15 contributors of dietary boron in various countries:

United States

  1. Coffee
  2. Milk
  3. Apples
  4. Beans
  5. Potatoes
  6. Orange juice
  7. Peanut butter
  8. Wine
  9. Apple juice
  10. Cola drinks
  11. Peaches
  12. Breads
  13. Bananas
  14. Cereals (ready-to-eat)
  15. Grapes

United Kingdom

  1. Wine
  2. Potatoes
  3. Apples
  4. Coffee
  5. Tea
  6. Breads
  7. Milk
  8. Beans
  9. Cereals (ready-to-eat)
  10. Chocolate
  11. Oranges
  12. Peas
  13. Orange juice
  14. Peaches
  15. Potato crisps

Germany

  1. Wine
  2. Apples
  3. Breads
  4. Potatoes
  5. Coffee
  6. Mineral water
  7. Oranges
  8. Fruit tarts
  9. Apple juice
  10. Orange juice
  11. Onions
  12. Hazelnut nougat spread
  13. Bananas
  14. Honey
  15. Grapes

Mexico

  1. Tortillas
  2. Beans
  3. Pulque (fermented cactus drink)
  4. Cactus
  5. Potatoes
  6. Avocado
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Lamb’s quarters (pigweed)
  9. Milk
  10. Eggs
  11. Bread
  12. Onions
  13. Squash, zucchini
  14. Rice
  15. Plantain

Egypt

  1. Bread
  2. Broad beans
  3. Falafel
  4. Bouillon cubes, beef
  5. Rice
  6. Tomatoes
  7. Dates
  8. Potatoes
  9. Oranges
  10. Cabbage
  11. Eggplant
  12. Onions
  13. Cowpeas
  14. Guava
  15. Grapes

Kenya

  1. Maize
  2. Kidney beans
  3. Bananas
  4. Mangos
  5. Potatoes
  6. Leaf, medium
  7. Kale
  8. Papaya
  9. Leaf, cowpea
  10. Milk
  11. Taro root
  12. Sweet potatoes, yams
  13. Cassava
  14. Tea
  15. Avocados

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