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Do tomatoes contain chromium?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I see many sites claiming that tomatoes are a great source of chromium.

I would like to verify this claim, so I go to the USDA database http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/3300?fg=&man=&lfacet=&count=&max=25&sort=&qlookup=tomato&offset=&format=Full&new=

but it does not list chromium anywhere. Does this make sense?

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Sooooooooource?

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on December 01, 2012
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They do. It's not listed for other high-Chromium foods either.

With that said, unless it's purely for preference, I'm not sure why anyone would eat tomatoes for the Chromium. There are other foods much better.

Yams, for instance, contain about 4 times as much Chromium as a tomato.

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on December 29, 2012
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Sooooooooource?

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on December 01, 2012
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Interesting, here's some info that chromium cannot be reliably determined.

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Chromium-HealthProfessional

Dietary intakes of chromium cannot be reliably determined because the content of the mineral in foods is substantially affected by agricultural and manufacturing processes and perhaps by contamination with chromium when the foods are analyzed [10,12,14]. Therefore, Table 1, and food-composition databases generally, provide approximate values of chromium in foods that should only serve as a guide.

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