iron-rich food

iron-rich food

any food item containing a relatively large amount of iron. One of the best sources of dietary iron is liver. Oysters, clams, heart, kidney, lean meat, seafood, and iron-fortified foods are other good sources. Leafy green vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are among the best plant sources. See also iron, iron deficiency anemia.
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When we asked about the preventive measures against anemia, out of 160 girls, 70 (44%) told consumption of iron-rich food is the only protective measure and 13 (8%) answered multiple correct measures.
Only 19% of all the mothers were able to provide an example of an iron-rich food source.
The results show lack of knowledge about the iron-rich food amongst participants as majority (91%) reported egg and milk are good sources of iron, 88% said fruits and vegetables, 86% said pulses and legumes, 72% fish, 88% liver and 60% stated meat is the good source of iron.
Other initiatives in the "Iron Beauty" program include the development and dissemination of recipes for iron-rich food, and educational initiatives such as the "Iron Website" and "Iron Visual Identity Manual".
Iron-rich food sources Iron exists in two forms in foods: heme- and non-heme iron.
They hope to use the gene, iron-regulated transporter 1 (IRT1), to create plants that take up lots of iron and thus serve as a source of iron-rich food.
She says the most common cause is diet, explaining: "You're simply not taking in enough iron-rich food, such as red meat, nuts, lentils, chicken liver and green vegetables.
Many toddlers are picky and finicky eaters, often consuming large quantities of milk and apple juice and very little iron-rich food.