Micronutrient 101: Minerals - Cobalt
by Jowynna Yeo - 12th Oct 2019
Cobalt, what is it?
Well, it is a trace element which exists in the body with vitamin B12 stores in the liver. It is well known as a component of vitamin B12, which is essential for the maturation of red blood cells and normal function of all cells.
Where is cobalt found?
Cobalt does exist in food, but only microorganisms are able to synthesize vitamin B12. Therefore, we obtain vitamin B12 and cobalt from organ and muscle meats.
Food sources of cobalt:
- oysters clams