Eat This! > Vegetables > Artichokes > 10 Fruits and Vegetables High in Iron

10 Fruits and Vegetables High in Iron

Posted on March 26, 2011

10 Fruits and Vegetables High in IronIron is important for delivering oxygen though your blood. Anemia, or low red blood cell count, can result from consuming too little iron. Meat is high in iron, but if you don’t eat meat you can still get enough from fruits and vegetables. Here are 10 fruits and vegetables high in iron.

Soybeans
Soybeans contain 8.8 mg of iron per cup.

Lentils
Lentils contain 6.6 mg of iron per cup.

Spinach
Boiled spinach contains 6.43 mg per cup.

Pumpkin
Pumpkin seeds contain 5.2 mg of iron per 1/4 cup. Canned pumpkin contains 3.41 mg per cup.

Kidney Beans
Kidney beans contain 5.2 mg per cup.

Jerusalem Artichoke
Jerusalem artichokes contain 5.10 mg per cup.

Olives
Olives contain about 4.4 mg per cup.

Swiss Chard
Swiss chard contains 4 mg per cup.

Basil
Basil contains 1.3 mg per 2 teaspoon serving.

Parsley
Parsley contains 0.5 mg per 2 teaspoon serving.



Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!