Foods Containing Nickel

FDA List of Low Nickel (& Other Metal) Foods

The following foods are taken directly from the FDA’s List from a total diet study. 

To read the chart linked to this article, do a Find (CNTRL+F) for “nickel” and then read the the “Medium” column. If the reading is over 0.05, then it is high in nickel. Below is the list of foods which are under 0.05 parts per million of nickel according to this study.

You will notice the list is different than the Penn State food list and perhaps other food lists.

 Also, remember that foods grown in different areas of the country, and world, will have different readings. Foods grown in the spring and fall have less nickel than those growing in the height of summer. Personally, I grow all my own greens in my ground in the Charlotte area of North Carolina. We had our soil tested and it is at 0.002% containing nickel. That is safe. I also grow my herbs in my aeroponic tower. To learn more about aeroponic tower growing of herbs and fruits or vegetables, click HERE

  • Milk

  • Cheddar Cheese

  • Beef

  • Bacon*close to 0.05

  • Lamb

  • Turkey

  • Liver

  • Hot dog

  • Soft Salami* close to 0.05

  • Eggs

  • White rice

  • Corn

  • Apples

  • Oranges

  • Banana

  • Watermelon

  • Peach

  • Applesauce

  • Pear

  • Strawberry

  • Grapes

  • Cantalope

  • Grapefruit

  • Spinach*close to 0.05

  • Collards*close to 0.05

  • Cabbage

  • Celery

  • Cauliflower

  • Tomato*close to 0.05

  • Cucumber

  • Squash

  • Onion*close to 0.05

  • Beets

  • Potato

  • GF Mac n Cheese

  • Meatloaf with GF binder

  • Dill pickles

  • Butter

  • Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 & 1/2

  • Honey

  • Maple Syrup

  • Apple Pie (GF crust)

  • Grape Juice

  • Apple Juice

  • Carrot Juice

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Mushrooms

  • Eggplant

  • Turnip

  • Okra

  • Vanilla ice cream

  • Sherbet

  • Cottage cheese

  • Tuna in water (but NOT a can)

  • Cranberry juice

  • GF ramen noodles

As with ALL food sensitivities and allergies, it is recommended that you keep a personal food diary in order to track what works for YOU and what doesn’t work for you.

Personally, there are many foods on that list I cannot eat due to them being high in histamines, but that is another monster altogether.

Make sure to eat a balanced diet. Eating a rainbow is always best. The more (natural) color, the better for you!

Article by Mary Herrington

Editor-in-Chief of Saucy Woman, internationally published gluten free cookbook author and keynote speaker. Mary is mom to 2 girls, both of which are unschooled, one 19 the other 10. She lives with her husband, both daughters and 2 dogs in Charlotte, NC.

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