Iron-Rich Foods are essential to human health. In particular, iron is a key constituent of haemoglobin, the substance that gives red blood cells their colour. Haemoglobin is essential for carrying oxygen around the body, and makes use of iron's oxygen-binding properties in order achieve this.
Many people believe that meat, fish and dairy products are the main iron-rich foods, but it is possible to achieve a healthy iron intake in other food too. The list below shows some other foods that are significantly rich in iron.
Goji berries are particularly high in iron for a fruit, with a 25mg serving typically containing around 1.9mg of iron, which is around 15% of the RDA. Goji berries are also high in other nutrients, including all essential amino acids and many antioxidants and vitamins. More Info >
Sunflower is another high-iron seed, containing around 1.5mg per 25g (a couple of large handfuls). Like other seeds, it is also high in essential polyunsaturates, monounsaturates and protein. More Info >
Black Strap is a dark, runny unrefined derivative of sugar cane. It contains a good source of Iron,
Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium and Vitamin B6. It can be taken as a daily supplement. More Info >
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