The Ecology of Humans (47-2) Copper

Copper

Copper is essential to all organisms in trace amounts for its assistance in enzymatic activity related to ATP synthesis. Copper is easily obtained in the diet. Whole grains, legumes, potatoes, nuts, chocolate, kale, lemons, raisins, apples, coconuts, papaya, and seafood offer copper. Fresh water can provide up to 25% of daily copper needs.