Trace Minerals Quiz

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Which form of iron is readily absorbed from food?

Heme iron

What enhances the absorption of nonheme iron?

Vitamin C

Which mineral is a part of the protein hemoglobin, carrying oxygen in the blood?

Iron

What is the chief function of iron in the body?

Necessary for the utilization of energy as part of the cells’ metabolic machinery

What is the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iron for women aged 19-50 years?

18 mg/day

Study Notes

Iron and the Body

  • Heme iron is the form of iron that is readily absorbed from food.

Enhancing Iron Absorption

  • Vitamin C enhances the absorption of nonheme iron.

Iron's Role in the Body

  • Iron is a mineral that is a part of the protein hemoglobin, carrying oxygen in the blood.

Iron's Function and RDA

  • The chief function of iron in the body is to transport oxygen in the blood.
  • The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iron for women aged 19-50 years is 18 milligrams per day.

Test your knowledge of trace minerals with this quiz! Explore the functions and importance of minerals such as iron, zinc, iodine, selenium, fluoride, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, arsenic, nickel, silicon, and cobalt in the human body.

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