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   Magnesium is a mineral that occurs in both plant and animal tissue. It is essential as an enzyme activator and is involved in the formation and maintenance of body protein.
     Magnesium plays an important role in regulating the neuromuscular activity of the heart by maintaining normal heart rhythm. Magnesium is also necessary for proper calcium & Vitamin C metabolism by converting blood sugar into energy. A deficiency of magnesium may result in calcium depletion, heart spasms, nervousness, muscular excitability, mental confusion, and/or the formation of kidney stones.
     The lists of plants following are two kinds: quantitative and alphabetical. The quantitative list presents plants and plant products containing significant amounts of the nutrient involved, in approximate order from highest to lowest content for a given weight. Plants marked with an asterisk (*) contain significantly more of the nutrient than do the unmarked plants. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) contain considerably more than those with a single asterisk. Unless otherwise noted, all items are fresh and unprocessed. Dried fruits are often included without their fresh equivalents because the dried versions weigh considerably less and
therefore contain more nutrients than the same weight of fresh fruit.
        1.*Cashews, *soybean (dried), *almonds, *Brazil nuts, lima beans (dried), barley (whole), peanuts, kidney beans (dried), rye (whole), pecans, wheat (whole), oats, hazelnuts, peas (dried), English walnuts, Indian corn, beet tops, rice (brown), figs (dried), coconut (dried), apricots (dried), dates, collards, chard, spinach, prunes (dried), okra (without seeds), chestnuts, avocados, parsley.
        2.Apples, asparagus, bananas, beets, blackberries, black pepper, black willow (bark), buckwheat, cabbage, carrots, cayenne, celery, cherries, cocoa, coffee, cucumbers, dandelion greens, dulse, grapes, kelp (edible), lemons, lettuce, limes, oranges, parsnips, peaches, peppermint, potatoes, primrose (leaves), radishes, raspberries, restharrow, silverweed, tea, tomatoes, watercress, wintergreen, yellow toadflax.



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