Milk, Whole/Skim - Iodine

I've been diligently recording/observing my food consumption and the nutritional characteristics of food for more than 7 years on Cronometer. I've NEVER seen iodine values so high for a large glass of milk. About 400 grams of milk are showing as having 91% of the DV for iodine! That high a percentage is not something that would have been overlooked by me over the years. It exceeds every other vitamin and mineral percentage for milk!


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    Just did a quick search on this topic and found the following:

    "Milk iodine concentrations in industrialized countries range from 33 to 534 μg/L..." If you're having a large glass of milk (estimated at 500 mL), you'd be getting 16.5 to 267 mcg of iodine.

    The RDA for iodine is 150 mcg and the upper limit is 1100 mcg.

    All this to say is that it's unlikely you are overconsuming iodine but rather, there must be an error in the reporting on the label.

    Hope this helps!

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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