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!

Rice in White Ceramic Bowl

Other food sources include nuts, fruits, leafy vegetables, legumes and tea.

Clear Glass Mug

Author Details

Founder of Vease, Jowynna loves tackling picky eaters and teaching children about food & nutrition. Jowynna is also a Consultant Dietitian at ABC Children Specialist Clinic.