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What are some good sources of nonheme iron?

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Good sources of nonheme iron, with 2.1 milligrams or more per serving, include:

  • One-half cup of canned lima beans, red kidney beans, or chickpeas
  • One cup of dried apricots
  • One medium baked potato
  • One cup of cooked enriched egg noodles
  • One-fourth cup of wheat germ
  • 1 ounce of pumpkin, sesame, or squash seeds

From: Iron-Rich Foods WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Iron deficiency anemia."

MedlinePlus: "Iron deficiency anemia."

The University of Chicago Medical Center: "Iron Deficiency Anemia."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iron."

University of Colorado, Denver: "Here’s how to increase iron in your diet!"

Womenshealth.gov: "Anemia."

Northwestern University: "Nutrition Fact Sheet: Iron."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on November 26, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Iron deficiency anemia."

MedlinePlus: "Iron deficiency anemia."

The University of Chicago Medical Center: "Iron Deficiency Anemia."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iron."

University of Colorado, Denver: "Here’s how to increase iron in your diet!"

Womenshealth.gov: "Anemia."

Northwestern University: "Nutrition Fact Sheet: Iron."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on November 26, 2018

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