Here are the top ten foods rich in iron: Red meat Egg yolks Dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards) Dried fruit (prunes, raisins) Iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels) Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops) Turkey or chicken giblets Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans Liver Artichokes
There is an organic sugar called Rapadura (whole sugar, kinda looks like dirt but is really tasty) made by the company Rapunzel that has 15mg of iron per teaspoon. It is excellent in coffee and anything with chocolate like cake or brownies. Rapunzel also makes an excellent line of chocolate bars that are made with this sugar. Most health food stores carry it...it tastes waaay better than spinach:) The sugar has a rich carmel like flavor. It is also excellent sprinkled on oatmeal. It does not taste well in tea
Foods that are a good source of iron include: •liver •lean red meats, including beef, pork, lamb •seafood, such as oysters, clams, tuna, salmon, and shrimp, etc. •beans, including kidney, lima, navy, black, pinto, soy beans, and lentils •iron fortified whole grains, including cereals, breads, rice, and pasta •greens, including collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach, and turnip greens •tofu •vegetables, including broccoli, swiss chard, asparagus, parsley, watercress, brussel sprouts •chicken and turkey •blackstrap molasses •nuts •egg yolks •dried fruits, such as raisins, prunes, dates and apricots
Iron is found as both heme and nonheme iron and is most absorbable in its heme form, which is the kind found in animal meats and seafood. Vitamin C enhances iron absorption so if you are vegetarian and are deficient in iron, eat or drink foods with vitamin C (such as broccoli or orange juice) to help increase your levels. The BEST whole food sources can be seen here: http://www.gbhealthwatch.com/Nutrient-Iron-TopFoods.php. This website show the top foods for most major nutrients.