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Vegan/Vegetarian Iron Rich Foods

November 11, 2009

popeyeWhen going vegan or vegetarian, people always freak out and ask “how will you get iron?!”
Here’s what you’ll say:

IRON RICH FOODS

asparagus
artichokes
baked potato w skin
beans
black strap molasses
collard greens
dried fruits
egg yolks
kale
lentils
mustard greens
nuts
parsley
pumpkin seeds
spinach
swiss chard
tofu
turmeric
turnip
watercress

IRON ABSOPRTION HELPERS
broccoli
brussel sprouts
cantaloupe
grapefruit
green and red peppers
oranges
orange juice
potato
strawberries
tomato
tomato juice
white wine

Iron information sheet @Vegetarian Society

And @Vegan Society

More on Heme vs non-Heme Iron @Healthcastle

More in iron foods @about.com

Top 10 Iron-Rich Foods @webmd

Extensive list of foods + iron content @weightlossforall

also@fatfreekitchen

“Boost your iron intake”  @vegfamily

-Elise

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