Iron-Rich Foods

Iron-Rich Foods

To be sure that you get enough iron in your diet, you should try to include a variety of iron-rich foods. Meat, nuts, grains, and legumes are great sources of iron.

The following list of iron-rich foods will help you plan your diet effectively:1

Meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products — beef, poultry, pork, fish, lamb, veal and game, and dairy and eggs

Nuts, grains, and legumes — nuts, such as almonds and peanuts, cereal and grains such as oatmeal, corn meal, and whole wheat, and legumes, such as kidney beans and soybeans

Fruits and vegetables — fruits and juices such as oranges, peas, apricots, and prunes, and vegetables such as asparagus, cauliflower, celery, chard, lettuce, beets, cabbage, cucumbers, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, and turnips

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Baby Food Legumes
Baked Products Nuts & Seeds
Beef Pork
Dairy & Eggs Poultry
Fish & Shellfish Sausages & Lunch Meats
Fruits & Fruit Juices Soups, Sauces & Gravies
Grains & Pasta Vegetables A-O
Herbs & Spices Vegetables P-Z
Lamb, Veal, & Game

1 Iron [definition]. In: Venes D, ed. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 20th ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company; 2005.