Zinc is an essential mineral that has many functions in the human body. You
can get your zinc from many foods, such as oysters (6 medium), 76.28 mg; beef,
top sirloin, broiled (3 oz.), 4.97 mg; and peanuts, dry roasted (1 oz.), 0.94
mg. (Source: USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14.) ARS
scientists are studying how zinc gets transported throughout the body and how
iron supplements might affect zinc absorption.
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