Good Vegan and Vegetarian Sources of Iron

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There are two forms of iron available in food.

  1. “Haem” iron: found in animal products e.g red meat, liver. This form is better absorbed than:
  2. “Non-Haem” iron: found in plant sources

Thus, vegans and vegetarians tend to be a high-risk group for iron-deficiency anemia.

Good vegan and vegetarian sources of iron include:

Pumpkin seeds

Quinoa

Parsley

Kelp

Dried Apricots