Fun fact: 75-80% of Iron in the body (about 3-5 g in total) is in haemoglobin, which is the main constituent of red blood cells.
• Iron is an integral part of more than seventy enzymes.
• It is part of the respiratory enzymes, ensuring the process of respiration in cells and tissues.
• The main function of iron in the body is involved in the formation of hemoglobin (red blood cells) in the blood.
• Iron is involved in the formation of immune cells, hormones and the thyroid gland.
• Required for the action of activating vitamin B use in the body.
• Protects the body from bacteria.
Iron is a micro-nutrient.
Or-ways products that contain Iron
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RNI % used are based on 19+ year old requirments
Elderberries (100g = 1.60mg 9% RNI)
Figs (100g = 2mg 11% RNI)
Golden berries (100g = 2.6mg 16% RNI)
Medjool Dates (100g = 0.9mg 5% RNI)
Prunes (100g = 0.9mg 5% RNI)
Chickweed (Available soon)
Sarsaparilla (Available soon)
Moringa (Available soon)
Mullien (Available soon)
Nettles (Available soon)
Amaranth (100g cooked = 2.1mg 12% RNI)
Teff (100g cooked = 2.05mg 11% RNI)
Black Quinoa (100g cooked = 1.5mg 8% RNI)
Red Quinoa (100g cooked = 1.5mg 8% RNI)
White Quinoa (100g cooked = 1.5mg 8% RNI)
Almonds (100g = 3.71mg 21% RNI)
Brazil nuts (100g = 2.43mg 14% RNI)
Walnuts (100g = 2.91mg 16% RNI)
Cayenne Pepper (100g = 7.8mg 43% RNI)
Hemp protein (100g = 27.7mg 198% RNI)
Kelp (100g = 110mg 786% RNI)
Black Maca (100g = 15mg 107% RNI)
Maca (100g = 15mg 107% RNI)
Red Maca (100g = 15mg 107% RNI)
Chickpeas cooked (100g = 2.89mg 16% RNI)
Beluga Lentils (100g = 7.50mg 56%RNI)
Brown Lentils (100g = 3.30mg 25% RNI)
Green lentils (100g = 7.50mg 56% RNI)
Red Lentils (100g = 7.50mg 56% RNI)
Chia seeds (100g = 7.72mg 43% RNI)
Hemp seeds (100g = 14mg 78% RNI)
Black Sesame seeds (100g = 14.55mg 81% RNI)
White Sesame seeds. (100g = 14.55mg 81% RNI)
Other good sources of Iron
beans, cashew nuts, ground linseed, pumpkin seeds, kale, dried apricots , raisins,
brown rice, oatmeal, pumpkin, squash, pine, pistacio, sunflower, tomatoes, swiss chard, collard greens.