Dietary Sources of Magnesium

Food Sources

Most dietary magnesium comes from vegetables, such as dark green, leafy vegetables. Other foods that are good sources of magnesium:

  • Fruits or vegetables (such as bananas, dried apricots, and avocados)
  • Nuts (such as almonds and cashews)
  • Peas and beans (legumes), seeds
  • Soy products (such as soy flour and tofu)
  • Whole grains (such as brown rice and millet)

 

Food, Standard Amount

Magnesium (mg)

Calories

Pumpkin and squash seed kernels, roasted, 1 oz

151

148

Brazil nuts, 1 oz

107

186

Bran ready-to-eat cereal (100%), ~1 oz

103

74

Halibut, cooked, 3 oz

91

  119

Quinoa, dry, ¼ cup

89

159

Spinach, canned, ½ cup

81

25

Almonds, 1 oz

78

164

Spinach, cooked from fresh, ½ cup

78

  20

Buckwheat flour, ¼ cup

75

101

Cashews, dry roasted, 1 oz

74

163

Soybeans, mature, cooked, ½ cup

74

  149

Pine nuts, dried, 1 oz

71

191

Mixed nuts, oil roasted, with peanuts, 1 oz

67

175

White beans, canned, ½ cup

67

154

Pollock, walleye, cooked, 3 oz

62

96

Black beans, cooked, ½ cup

60

  114

Bulgur, dry, ¼ cup

57

120

Oat bran, raw, ¼ cup

55

58

Soybeans, green, cooked, ½ cup

54

  127

Tuna, yellowfin, cooked, 3 oz

54

  118

Artichokes (hearts), cooked, ½ cup

50

  42

Peanuts, dry roasted, 1 oz

50

166

Lima beans, baby, cooked from frozen, ½ cup

50

  95

Beet greens, cooked, ½ cup

49

19

Navy beans, cooked, ½ cup

48

127

Tofu, firm, prepared with nigaria , ½ cup

47

  88

Okra, cooked from frozen, ½ cup

47

  26

Soy beverage, 1 cup

47

127

Cowpeas, cooked, ½ cup

46

100

Hazelnuts, 1 oz

46

178

Oat bran muffin, 1 oz

45

77

Great northern beans, cooked, ½ cup

44

104

Oat bran, cooked, ½ cup

44

44

Buckwheat groats, roasted, cooked, ½ cup

43

78

Brown rice, cooked, ½ cup

42

108

Haddock, cooked, 3 oz

42

95

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