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Minerals Guide – Molybdenum

Japanese Buckwheat – Molybdenum-rich food

Molybdenum-rich Food

Molybdenum is a trace mineral that is now considered one of our essential trace minerals.[1] 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.

Molybdenum-rich food

The six best sources of molybdenum include (RDA 45 mcg):

  • Legumes (black-eye peas, Lima beans; black-eyed peas: 288 mcg, 640% RDA; Lima beans: 104 mcg, 231% RDA. The most molybdenum-rich food)
  • Whole Grains (any cereal containing the endosperm, germ, and bran, in contrast to refined grains, which retain only the endosperm, nuts and seeds; peanuts 58 mcg/100 g)
  • Meats (beef, chicken, eggs; beef liver: 104 mcg, 231% RDA)
  • Dairy Products (milk, cheese, yogurt; low-fat yogurt: 28 mcg)
  • Leafy Green Vegetables (kale: 38 mcg)
  • Buckwheat (buckwheat noodles are best, 17 mcg/100 g)

Molybdenum Deficiency

Symptoms that may be linked to the lack of molybdenum include:

  • Anemia is a disorder in which the body lacks healthy red blood cells (erythrocytes). These vital cells oxygenate body tissues. Other causes of anemia are vitamin B12 deficiency and folate (folic acid) deficiency. So, a lack of molybdenum can also cause this malady.
  • Dental caries: In layman’s terms, this means tooth decay and dental cavities. Tooth rot is a better description and is the most common non-communicable disease globally. Severe dental caries cause toothache and abscesses, which may lead to teeth having to be extracted. Maybe dentists ought to recommend that we eat plenty of molybdenum-rich food. But wouldn’t that impinge on their profits?
  • Irritability: this is a state of feeling angry or frustrated. It is a lack of patience and a tendency to lose one’s temper. Who would have suspected that a lack of molybdenum is a causative factor? The more we delve into the functioning of minerals and trace minerals, the more is revealed about specific disorders. Could crime be one?
  • Impotence: Erectile dysfunction. Oh dear, guys. Have you not been eating enough molybdenum-rich food? As mentioned before, molybdenum is a co-factor for enzymes. One of these is xanthine oxidase, which boosts blood plasma antioxidant capacity. The mineral is linked with healthier red blood cells, which is why molybdenum supplementation is a Viagra alternative to help with erectile dysfunction.
  • Esophageal cancer: In China, a high incidence of this disease has been linked to molybdenum deficiency. It is believed to be the effect of a fungus that attacks molybdenum-deficient maize.

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.

Molybdenum-rich Food

Black-eyed peas

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). [3] [4]

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  • Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of molybdenum. For example, one ounce of cashews contains around 12 percent of the recommended daily molybdenum intake, while one ounce of sunflower seeds contains about 11%. Other nuts and seeds that are good sources of molybdenum include almonds, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Adding a handful of these to your diet can help boost your molybdenum intake and support your overall health.
  • Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and lettuce are not only rich in vitamins and minerals, but they also contain molybdenum. For example, one cup of cooked spinach contains around 16 percent of the recommended daily molybdenum intake, while one cup of raw kale contains about 8%. So, adding leafy greens to your diet is a great way to increase your molybdenum intake and support your overall health.
  • Whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, and oats are high in fiber and contain molybdenum. One cup of cooked quinoa contains around 33% of the recommended daily intake of molybdenum, while one cup of cooked brown rice contains about 22 percent. So, adding whole grains to your diet is a great way to increase your molybdenum intake and support your overall health.
  • Dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt are also good sources of molybdenum. One cup of milk contains around 6 percent of the recommended daily molybdenum intake, while one ounce of cheese contains about 5 percent. Greek yogurt is also a great option, with one cup having around 15 percent of the recommended daily molybdenum int. However, choosing low-fat or non-fat dairy products is essential to avoid consuming too much-saturated fat.
  • Buckwheat is rich in molybdenum. A 150 g serving of buckwheat noodles gives 17 mcg of the mineral or 38 percent of the RDA. Buckwheat isn’t related to wheat and is not even a cereal. It’s a grass related to sorrel and rhubarb that’s famous for its seeds used like a cereal due to their high starch content. [2]

The TRC test results on a Sizzling Minerals sample show that each wafer contains 0.3 mcg of molybdenum, so there's not much in there, and can't be called a molybdenum-rich food. However, with every refreshing fizzy drink – there are at least 74 other minerals!


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