Estimated Amounts Needed
- Men need 70 mcgs/day.
- Women need 55 mcgs/day.
- Selenium is a part of several enzymes necessary for the body to properly function. Generally, selenium functions as an antioxidant that works in conjunction with vitamin E.
- Selenium deficiency is rare in humans.
- Most fruits contain a small amount of selenium, but dates have a significant amount.
- Brussels Sprouts
- French Beans
- Lima Beans
- Most nuts contain selenium, but the following nuts have a significant amount:
- Wheat - Durum
- Wheat - Hard Red