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What is the richest food in magnesium?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Magnesium-rich foods: There are multiple good sources of magnesium, but the winner is probably rice bran. Seeds like squash, pumpkin, and flax are also good ones. Maybe you'll be happy to know that dark chocolate is right up there with them -- along with brazil nuts!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Chocolate is good/mg, but you'd get fat getting your Mg that way. Easiest; nuts and greens, apart from meat!
Jun 8, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Provided original answer
Yes. Dr. Namey -- I didn't mean that chocolate should be one's chief Magnesium source, but was adding some fun with this nutrition stuff. Especially if one is consistent with eating those greens all day, 1 square of dark chocolate might be a pleasant reward for some. :-)
Jun 8, 2013
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Organic: Also consider that the organic grown versions of those same foods will tend to be richer in magnesium. Our soils are magnesium depleted and have been for over 50 years. Conventionally grown (non-organic) food does not have as good nutrients as organic.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Great point, Dr. Fairchild. I was wondering, though -- might there be some cultures in which "conventionally" grown DOES mean "organic" -- rather than being raised on industrial farms?
Aug 28, 2013
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Provided original answer
You are right. Conventional in some countries DOES mean organic.
Aug 28, 2013
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 44 years experience
Magnesium foods: Spinach, kale, chard, seeds, nuts, chocolate, quinoa, yogurt, banana, peach, avocado, beans.

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