‘Iron rich vegetables’ are essential to human health

The Iron Rich Vegetables Coalition, a coalition of groups including the National Academy of Sciences, has launched a new food-safety website aimed at raising awareness about the importance of iron-rich foods.

Iron rich foods include red lentils, spinach, chickpeas, beans, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.

According to the Coalition, the most iron-containing foods include rice, cereals, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, fruits, nuts and seeds.

Iron rich meals include white rice, couscous, quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and soy products.

The Coalition also encourages people to increase the amount of iron they consume from a minimum of 20 grams per day to at least 80 grams a day.

Iron-rich meals can be eaten in place of white rice or enriched with soy or other high iron-content foods, such as flaxseed.

A new website also contains recipes for Iron-Rich Vegetables and Iron-Free Meals.

For more information, visit: https://www.food.gov.au/education/iron-rich-vegetables-coalition/