Sulphur - Information and Sources


Sulphur is present in a number of tissues, for example as chondroitin sulphate in cartilage. It is also involved in the detoxification of alcohol and other chemicals in the body. It is present in the two sulphur-containing amino aids cysteine and methionine which are abundant in our diet, meaning there is no specific requirement for sulphur. Protein rich foods are excellent sources of sulphur.

Particular good sources to note include:

  • Red meat
  • Organ meats
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Soya beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Onions
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Wheat germ