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Foods High in Iron

Meat

Especially liver, kidney, corned beef and bacon.

Nuts

Especially almonds, cashew, brazil and walnuts.

Eggs

Especially the yolks.

Dried Fruits

Figs, apricots, dates, raisins, currents and prunes.

Preserves

Treacle and syrup.

Fish

Sardines and shrimps.

Green Vegetables

Especially spinach, parsley and cress.

Pulses

Peas, beans and lentils.

Flour

Wholemeal bread and breakfast cereals containing bran and wheat.

Miscellaneous

Chocolate, cocoa, oatmeal, brown sugar and curry powder.

Vitamin C

The absorption of iron in the gut is aided by eating foods high in Vitamin C such as fresh fruit or regularly drinking fresh fruit juices.

Need some inspiration? Look at these Iron Rich Recipes.