Iron is a very important mineral used in red blood cells to transport oxygen around our body. A lack of iron causes anaemia, but taking too much iron in supplements can be harmful.
- Important for red bloods cells
- Helps transport oxygen
- Helps avoid anaemia
Top Fruit & Vegetables For Iron
Please note that not all these fruit and vegetables are grown in the UK under normal conditions. Where possible, links to UK varieties are provided.
The ranking is based on how much iron is contained in a 100 g raw portion of the fruit or vegetable, converted to a percentage of the Recommended Daily Allowance*.
*The nutritional information has been compiled from information freely available and published by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the European Food Information Council (EUFIC). The information is given for comparison purposes only, and is not intended as dietary or medical advice. Please see my disclaimer for further information.