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Which fruits and vegetables are good sources of magnesium?

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Prickly pear has a lot of magnesium, but isn't the easiest food to find or prepare.

Some other choices that have a lot of magnesium when you cook them and plenty of other nutrients, too:

  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Edamame
  • Tamarind
  • Potato with skin
  • Okra

From: Magnesium and Your Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: "What you should know about magnesium."

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Magnesium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals," "Magnesium: Fact Sheet for Consumers."

University of Kansas Medical Center: "The Benefits of Magnesium."

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, EatRight.org: "What is Magnesium?"

Mayo Clinic: "Myasthenia gravis."

Dietitians of Canada: "Food Sources of Magnesium."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on September 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: "What you should know about magnesium."

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Magnesium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals," "Magnesium: Fact Sheet for Consumers."

University of Kansas Medical Center: "The Benefits of Magnesium."

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, EatRight.org: "What is Magnesium?"

Mayo Clinic: "Myasthenia gravis."

Dietitians of Canada: "Food Sources of Magnesium."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on September 23, 2019

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