While there are few food sources that are strikingly high in magnesium content, a large number of foods do contain relevant amounts of this important mineral.
Four foods qualify as an excellent source of magnesium—spinach, Swiss chard, beet greens and raw cacao (raw chocolate).
Joining them as very good sources are four additional foods—pumpkin seeds, turnip greens, celery and summer squash.
The top legumes for magnesium are navy beans, tempeh (fermented soybeans), pinto beans, lima beans, and kidney beans.
The top magnesium-rich nuts and seeds are pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, and almonds.
The top magnesium rich-whole grains are buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, and millet.