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    Good sources of copper

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    My diet is lacking in copper, what are some good meat (no organ) and non-meat sources? There's some mccormick sesame seed seasoning and sesame seeds have 74% RDA of copper but is that primal?

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    Eat some pennies, haha.

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    Nuts are a decent source, as are shellfish and avocado. Mushrooms are an excellent source of copper. However, the absolute best sources of copper are organ meats.

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    Shame you don't like organ meats - liver has copper in abundance. Could you eat a pate with liver in it?

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    No, I can't handle organ meats yet. I would have to eat a lot of avocados to meet the daily req.

    What about sesame seeds? (I noticed that it usually "passes straight through" so the copper in them is probably not even absorbed).

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    tahini, maybe?
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    Here's a search return from NutritionData.com about food highest in copper. Go through it and figure it out from there. I'd go for the chocolate, tahini, or oysters, myself.
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    Oysters ... I get some canned in water (small cans) and make an oyster stew from them. Also contain zinc to balance the copper.

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    The big issue with sesame seeds is that they pack a hefty wallop of omega-6 fatty acids, so I wouldn't recommend using them as a dietary staple.

    Have you tried eating heart? It is the must "muscle-y" of the organ meats, and an excellent source of copper.

    If not, you can always just take a supplement.
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    I bought an organic sunflower seed butter (I think at whole foods). It tastes almost like peanut butter (I like it better). I am not sure what I would put it on now without the bread, maybe celery. Also I read on here about someone having their organ meats ground by the butcher at the grocery store and mixing them with ground beef. The mix 2 parts ground beef to one part organ meat then make things like taco meat or pizza chili or meatza with it.
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