Nutrient Food Sources



The major function of the mineral boron is the efficient absorption of calcium in the body.  Although fruits and vegetables are the main sources of boron, the level depends on adequate levels in the soil.

Food Amount
Cow’s milk n/a
fruit: apples, grapes, dates, raisins, pears, peaches, figs, prunes n/a
green leafy vegetables eg. cabbage, kale, spinach and mustard greens, broccoli n/a
nuts:  almonds, brazils, hazelnuts, peanuts n/a
legumes:  soybeans, green beans n/a
parsley n/a


(n/a = figures not available)

Source: Kirschmann G, Kirschmann J, Nutrition Almanac, 1996, McGraw-Hill.