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What are some foods that are natural sources of molybdenum?

Currently, data on molybdenum content from foods is scarce. Cases of deficiency or toxicity have not been reported, but excessive intake, in rare cases, can increase uric acid levels and potentially trigger gout. Also, because molybdenum  interferes with the absorption of copper, long-term supplementation could, in theory, result in a copper deficiency. The following foods are top sources of molybdenum:

• Legumes
• Whole grains
• Nuts

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