Selenium content of Australian foods: A review of literature values

McNaughton, SA and Marks, GC (2002) Selenium content of Australian foods: A review of literature values. Journal of Food Composition And Analysis, 15 2: 169-182. doi:10.1006/jfca.2002.1047

Author McNaughton, SA
Marks, GC
Title Selenium content of Australian foods: A review of literature values
Journal name Journal of Food Composition And Analysis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0889-1575
Publication date 2002-01-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1006/jfca.2002.1047
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 169
End page 182
Total pages 14
Editor B. Burlingame
Place of publication United States
Publisher Elsevier Science Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
321205 Nutrition and Dietetics
730215 Nutrition
Abstract The aim of this study was to review the published literature values for the selenium content of Australian foods. A secondary aim was to compare the results for Australian foods with food composition data from international sources to investigate the extent of geographical variation. Published food composition data sources for the selenium content in Australian foods were identified and assessed for data quality using established criteria. The selenium content is available for 148 individual food items. The highest values found are for fish (12.0-63.2 mug/100 g), meats (4.75-37.9 mug/100 g) and eggs (9.00-41.4 mug/100 g), followed by cereals (1.00-20.3 mug/100 g). Moderate levels are seen in dairy products (2.00-7.89 mug/100 g) while most fruits and vegetables have low levels (trace-3.27 mug/100 g). High selenium foods show the greatest level of geographical variation, with foods from the United States generally having higher selenium levels than Australian foods and foods from the United Kingdom and New Zealand having lower levels. This is the first attempt to review the available literature for selenium composition of Australian foods. These data serve as an interim measure for the assessment of selenium intake for use in epidemiological studies of diet-disease relationships. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Keyword Chemistry, Applied
Food Science & Technology
Food Composition
Dietary Intake
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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