Nutrient Food Sources



Iodine is needed for the production of thyroid hormones.

 Food Sources of iodine Amount (µg per 100g)
Bread (fruited malt) 27
Butter 38
Cheddar cheese 30
Cow’s milk, skimmed 30
Egg 54
Fish, cod 120
Fish, halibut 47
Fish, mackerel 170
Fish, pilchards 64
Goat’s cheese 51
Iodised salt (salt is generally not iodised in the United Kingdom)
Kelp (sea vegetable) N/a
Lobster 100
Seaweed N/a
Shellfish 140
Yoghurt 63

(n/a = figures not yet available)

Source:  McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods (6th Edition)