Micronutrient 101: Minerals - Manganese
by Jowynna Yeo - 11th Sep 2019
Manganese, not to be confused with Magnesium, is a trace element found mainly in our bones, liver, kidneys, pancreas and small intestine.
It is involved in many enzyme reactions in our body and plays an important role in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism and in cartilage & bone formation.
So, where can we find this trace element?
Well, Manganese is mainly found in plant-based foods with a high amount from whole grains. More reasons to switch to whole grains!
Other food sources include nuts, fruits, leafy vegetables, legumes and tea.