Iron rich fruits are the fruits of the iron rich earth, often found in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
And with more than $200 billion worth of iron in Canada, it’s no wonder the province is the largest producer of these fruits.
The iron rich fruit industry is thriving in the Northwest Territories, as more people become aware of the health benefits of eating the fruit.
The Northwest Territories has a total of about 1.4 million iron rich foods in its food supply, and the Northwest has more than 6,000 active iron rich farmers.
These farmers produce more than 4 million pounds of iron rich vegetables, fruits, berries, nuts, dried fruits and spices annually, according to the Northwest Iron Harvesting Council.
Iron rich foods also contribute to the health of the region’s indigenous communities.
Ironrich foods are high in iron, zinc and calcium.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the iron content of most iron rich food is around 50-100mg per serving, and there are many iron rich ingredients that are also high in calcium.
“These products are an integral part of our diet, they’re a part of the Northwest’s food fabric,” said Mike Giesbrecht, a spokesperson for the Northwest Regional District, which oversees the region.
The industry is booming in the region, and that’s partly due to the increased awareness of the benefits of iron-rich foods.
“The Northwest is an iron rich region,” Giesbolds said.
The Northwest Iron Farming Council, which represents about 100 Iron Rich Harvesting Cooperative farmers, is also excited about the growing popularity of the industry. “
We have some really great people that are getting into the business, so I think we’re going to see a lot more people interested in working in that area.”
The Northwest Iron Farming Council, which represents about 100 Iron Rich Harvesting Cooperative farmers, is also excited about the growing popularity of the industry.
“There are a lot [of] really great farmers that are doing great, doing great work and I’m really proud of that,” said Gary Womack, the chair of the council.
“It’s good for our region because it brings more people into the farming community.”
Iron rich food production in the North is a huge part of Northwest Iron Farms’ strategy to diversify its product lines.
“When we start to look at the future, it’ll be more and better products to go after,” Giebolds added.
“Our whole approach is to try and get the best products we can to the consumer.”
According to Northwest Iron Farmers, the region has the second largest iron rich crop in the world, with more iron than all the other North American countries combined.
That is due in large part to the growing demand for iron rich products in the country.
The region has also become a magnet for international iron-based products, including products from Russia and China.
“They are getting a lot in the form of high-quality products, and we are getting them for free,” Giedtts said.
Northwest Iron farmers produce about one million pounds a year, according, with a focus on Northwest Territories Iron, and about $25 million worth of those products are imported annually.
“I think we are really going to start to see the rest of the world start to come to our table,” Giegets said.
The Iron Rich Farm has also been able to grow in the past decade, thanks to a combination of investment and the development of a growing food processing business.
“A lot of people, they don’t realize the amount of work that goes into iron farming,” Giestrews said.
In 2012, the Northwest Farmers Union (NWFU) and Northwest Iron Farm merged to form the Northwest Farm and Iron Company.
The NWFU was formed to help support Northwest Iron farms in their iron-intensive efforts.
“That’s one of the main reasons why we have the NWFU,” Gierts said, adding that the merger has allowed Northwest Iron to grow its operations faster and to better market its products.
“For us to have more products to get into the marketplace, it was a good thing that we were able to join forces with Northwest Iron,” Giewsblad said.
According the NWFU, the combined NWFUS-NWFU has helped to establish Northwest Iron as a regional leader in iron production.
“Northwest Iron has been a leader in this area for the past 30 years and the NWFCU is just part of that journey,” Giersbolds explained.
“This is something we are very proud of and we think that’s really important in the future of our region.”
Northwest Iron is also one of Canada’s largest producers of Iron rich Foods, which are produced by more than 600 processors in the U, U.K., France, Russia and Germany.