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Foods Rich in Iron


Iron is needed for the hemoglobin in our blood in order to carry what we need all over our body. Because iron often comes from meat sources, it may be a challenge for some vegetarians to get enough. Here are some of the highest plant-based foods: nuts, dried fruits and greens (see iron handout for more extensive list.  Having source of vitamin C with these foods will help with the absorption. Also, protein can help with absorption.

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