Phosphorous – Human Requirements

  • The human body contains about 1 percent by weight phosphorus, 500px-201_Elements_of_the_Human_Body-01most of it in the bones and teeth.
  • The human body requires a daily intake of 0.6-0.7 g of phosphorus.
  • The amount of phosphorus (mg/100 grams) in various foods is:
    ~ Milk – 93
    ~ Lean Beef – 204
    ~ Potatoes – 56
    ~ Broccoli – 72
    ~ Wheat Flour – 101
    ~ Cheddar Cheese – 524

Ref:  Florida Industrial & Phosphate Institute, Bartow, FL

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