10 Iron-Rich Fruits

Fatigue, dizziness, pallor, decreased ability to concentrate and increased susceptibility to infections, these are some of the symptoms of lack of iron in the body. Iron is one of the nutrients vital for human health. It boosts oxygen distribution throughout the body, keeps the immune system in top shape and assist in energy production. Women need more iron than men especially during pregnancy, they should aim for up to 18 mg of daily supply. If you’re a woman in your childbearing years, always keep your iron levels in check to prevent iron deficiency anemia, a blood disorder which can be serious if left untreated. Iron is one of the 7 key micronutrients, which has been found to cause problems for mothers and children.

Look for these fruits if you want to increase your iron supply.

1. Tamarinds – 3 mg/100 g


2. Persimmons (native) – 3 mg
3. Rowal – 3 mg
4. Mulberries – 3 mg
5. Abiyuch – 2 mg
6. Elderberries – 2 mg
7. Purple passion fruit – 2 mg
8. Currants (European black) – 2 mg
9. Roselle – 2 mg
10. Carissa (natal plum) – 1 mg

* Nutrient data source: USDA

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