Minerals Guide – Molybdenum
Molybdenum is a trace mineral that is now considered one of our essential trace minerals. It plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including the metabolism of amino acids and energy production. While molybdenum deficiency is rare, ensuring you get enough of this nutrient is still essential. Described below are six molybdenum-rich foods to add to your diet. But first, a little bit about this mineral.
Why Eating Molybdenum-rich Food is Essential
Molybdenum is a Scarce Mineral
Molybdenum is of crucial importance in plant and animal life, yet it turns out that it is one of the world’s scarcest trace elements. It acts as a co-factor, a trace mineral whose presence is essential for enzymic activity. It’s so scarce that we should identify the best molybdenum-rich food.
The Role of Molybdenum
In other words, it is very much needed to catalyze specific biochemical reactions in the body. Three enzymes have been identified in which molybdenum acts as a co-factor. The mineral is also required to metabolize iron, fat, carbohydrate, and alcohol. It has also been discovered that molybdenum is crucial for uric acid production.
The six best sources of molybdenum include (RDA 45 mcg):
Symptoms that may be linked to the lack of molybdenum include:
Molybdenum and Copper
Scientists have found that molybdenum and copper work together. Both minerals are electrically dipositive anions in the body, so they are similar. It has been found that a high copper intake increases the rate at which molybdenum is lost from the body.
Legumes and beans are a great source of molybdenum, with lentils and black beans being exceptionally high-molybdenum-rich foods. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults is 45 mcg daily. Half a cup of cooked lentils contains around 6.4 times the recommended daily intake of molybdenum. Other legumes and beans that are good sources of molybdenum include black-eye peas, chickpeas, kidney beans, and Lima beans. Black-eye peas is the most molybdenum-rich food (288 mcg, 640% RDA).  
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