What are Food Minerals?

Food minerals are those minerals that begin in the soil or sea and are tiny enough for microorganisms to eat as food.

In the soil, plant roots take in the microorganisms as food. This is where our nutrient dense food comes from.

Why do You Need Food Minerals?

  1. Enzymes need minerals to build strong healthy life forms, whether plant, animal or human bodies. You need a good supply of both enzymes and minerals.
  2. Minerals and enzymes go together to help you build your body to be both beautiful and strong. They are just as important as protein, carbohydrates and good fats. Finding foods containing a huge variety of minerals is well worth the effort
  3. Minerals are a major part of every cell in all life forms. They are essential in cellular communication. Missing minerals will reduce the cellular activity thus reduce ease of action (difficult to move around, little energy, etc.). The larger variety of minerals in our food, the better chance you have at looking more vibrant, and experiencing a lot more energy without difficulty.

Please note, environment, education, personal relationships, and striving toward your own personal goals are also important factors in looking beautiful and vibrant with lots of energy.

Where do You Get Food Minerals

In the United States, the food minerals have NOT been treasured by the big agricultural industry. Sixteen minerals were thought to be needed for healthy plants back in the 1940's - nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium being the main three. These minerals were produced by a manufacturer of TNT used in bombs. To provide another use for their TNT, fertilizer was the obvious answer. That answer was sold to the agricultural industry.

Many of the farmers went another direction, following the lead of Charles Walters, founder of Acres USA, a well known publishing company that helped the smaller farming communities practice sound farming.

There are over 80 identified minerals in the sea. If a tomato likes 36 of those minerals and lacks 20 of of them, it tends toward disease. Pesticides are used to handle disease. Microorganisms are killed and life continues to go down hill.

I look for the more nutrient dense foods containing a plentiful array of food minerals from my local farmer's market (organically or sustainably grown).

Other important sources of foods containing lots of minerals are found in super food that have become more widely known in the last ten years. And minerals from the sea. The real beginning of our food minerals source.

Are They Special Minerals?

I say yes because I want the largest variety in the foods I eat. It's not as easy to get them as you may imagine.

  • Microorganisms end up having to break down rocks into rock dust when not readily available.
  • The oceans are made of microscopic minerals which feed the smallest microorganisms so it's easy for them.
  • Ocean water, provided by Ocean Grown is now used as a fertilizer for gardens and farms since it contains all the known minerals, plus those not even recognized yet.
  • Finely ground rock dust can be purchased from cement factories to mix with other components of a good growing soil for the home garden.
  • The "special minerals" definitely come from the sea because that is where the largest variety are found.

Do all Foods have Minerals?

Yes. Some foods more than others. Many people have gone to mineral supplementation to meet their supposed needs.

I prefer to follow the normal food chain when looking for my minerals. The minerals are eaten by microorganisms and then the microorganisms are eaten by plants making them available to us. The larger variety of minerals you have, the greater variety of nutrients can be made in the plants. Here's how it works...

The microorganisms and the minerals go together in making the basic unit of living cells which is protoplasm. The minerals have now become food minerals.


Protoplasm - 1. a complex translucent colorless jelly regarded as the physical basis of all living matter and life functions.

Reference: http://www.wordsmyth.net

Protoplasm results from microorganisms and minerals getting together, which can be taken in by plant roots as food.

  • All foods contain protoplasm which are enzyme protein molecules, whether fruits, vegetables, animal meats, fish or poultry.
  • Enzymes are the life force in protoplasm doing the work.
  • Good healthy soil contains fine powdery minerals easy for the microorganisms to eat.
  • Where you find the earth as large pebbles, rocks and bolders, microorganisms do not flourish significantly as it takes them longer to breakdown the rock material into the dust they require as food.
  • When fine powdery minerals are given to soil, microorganisms and these minerals help create enzyme rich plant life to grow in abundance.
  • A larger variety of minerals in the soil results in more protoplasm and more enzymes.
  • Providing a few minerals in the soil will produce something but healthy plants are built with more than just a few minerals.
  • The larger the variety of minerals, the larger variety of enzyme processes can be done resulting in more wholesome, nutrient dense foods.
  • There are thousands of life processes within all plants, animals, fish, poultry and human bodies depending on enzymes and food minerals to function normally.

Ensuring that high quality protoplasm exists in our food as nutrient rich proteins, we end up with life forms that are vigorous, and robust.

Where do You get Food Minerals?

Enzymes and minerals come from sound, ethical farming practices. On land we have the small farmers who love their work and know the value of the food they produce for human consumption. In the ocean we have the ethical fisheries manned by people who care about the ocean and their resulting customers.

There are also good food mineral supplements on the market as well. I look for mineral supplements just as I do my foods. I want them to come from foods grown on good soil or in oceans where the largest variety of minerals and microorganisms get together.


  • Acres USA
  • Sea Energy Agriculture by Dr. Murray (Search inside this book at Amazon)
  • The Survival of Civilization - Selected Papers by John D. Hamaker, Annotations, Supporting Evidence by Donald A Weaver (sold by Amazon)
  • Farming in the 40's

Please feel free to email me if you have questions or comments. I am always happy to respond.

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