10 Fruits and Vegetables High in Iron
Last updated on March 26, 2011
Iron 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 contain 8.8 mg of iron per cup.
Lentils contain 6.6 mg of iron per cup.
Boiled spinach contains 6.43 mg per cup.
Pumpkin seeds contain 5.2 mg of iron per 1/4 cup. Canned pumpkin contains 3.41 mg per cup.
Kidney beans contain 5.2 mg per cup.
Jerusalem artichokes contain 5.10 mg per cup.
Olives contain about 4.4 mg per cup.
Swiss chard contains 4 mg per cup.
Basil contains 1.3 mg per 2 teaspoon serving.
Parsley contains 0.5 mg per 2 teaspoon serving.