The following are some of the foods rich in magnesium.

Pumpkin seeds,

Tofu (Bean curd)

Black Beans,


Oat bran (raw),


Peanut butter,



Sunflower seeds,



Milk (non fat),

Whole wheat bread,

Fish sauce,



Kale (Leaf cabbage),

Halibut (fish)



Chia seeds,

And Brazil nuts.

Most of the green vegetable is rich sources of Magnesium because it contains chlorophyll which has magnesium ion.

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What is magnesium?

Magnesium is a chemical element. It has a shiny grey colour. It is represented by the symbol Mg. The atomic number of magnesium is 12. The standard atomic weight of magnesium is 24.304. Magnesium in the periodic table is in group 2 ( alkaline earth metals) and Period 3. The last electrons are in S-orbital so the element is placed in the S-block element. The electronic configuration of Magnesium is 1s2, 2s2, 2p6, 3s2. The electro negativity of Magnesium is 1.31 (Pauling scale). Its Oxidation states are +1, +2, depending on the bonding atom. It is in the solid phase at standard temperature and pressure (STP). Its melting point is 923 K ?(650 °C, ?1202 °F) and its boiling point is 1363 K ?(1091 °C, ?1994 °F).

 Magnesium has three stable isotopes and 18 radioisotopes. Magnesium-24 has an abundance of 79.0%, Magnesium-25 has 10.0% and Magnesium-26 isotope has 11.0% abundance. It was discovered by Joseph Black and isolated by Sir Humphry Davy. It has a wide range of uses in Aircraft, Automotive industries and electronics etc. Biologically it is very important for plants as well as animals.

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What is magnesium used for?

Magnesium has a very wide range of uses from the aerospace industry to nutrition. Some of the following are the uses of Magnesium.

 Magnesium salts are used in the supplement to reduce magnesium deficiency.

Plants required magnesium for the synthesis of chlorophyll which is essential for photosynthesis.

Magnesium carbonate powder is used by weightlifters, and climbers to reduce palm sweat, improving grip and holding.

Magnesium oxide is used in fire-resistant cable and as an electrical insulator.

Magnesium phosphate is used as fireproof in construction.

Magnesium sulfite is used in paper manufacturing

It is used in fertilizers,

It is used in high-grade car wheel alloy.

Aluminium-magnesium alloys are used in beverage cans and in sports equipment.