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What are some other sources of heme iron?

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Sources of heme iron with 0.6 milligrams or more per serving include:

Other sources of heme iron, with 0.3 milligrams or more per serving, include:

  • 3 ounces of chicken
  • 3 ounces of cooked turkey
  • 3 ounces of ham
  • 3 ounces of veal
  • 3 ounces of halibut, haddock, perch, salmon, or tuna

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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