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The Nutrition Information Centr​e ​​of the 
University of Stellenbosch​ (NICUS)




These are inorganic compounds that cannot be synthesised by the body.

They are essential in adequate amounts; to help control many of the body's processes, as parts of various compounds, and as dissolved ions in body fluids.

Macrominerals (click here for more details...)

  • Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, Sulphur
​​​Microminerals (click here for mor​e details...)
    • ​​Iodine, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Fluoride, Selenium, Chromium, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Manganese ​​​​