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What snacky foods are good for raising iron levels?

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Pruners Sun 12-Oct-08 13:02:44

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Boco Sun 12-Oct-08 13:04:55

Drinking orange juice at the same time as eating iron rich foods helps absorption, so have some oj with your nuts.

NotQuiteCockney Sun 12-Oct-08 13:05:41

Dried apricots are very good.

Brocolli, raw, dipped in humous.

I'd bet Bombay mix is ok (lentils, chickpeas).

SoMuchToBits Sun 12-Oct-08 13:15:32

Interestingly I really craved raw broccoli when I was pregnant, until I started taking iron tablets!

Blandmum Sun 12-Oct-08 13:16:33

apricots. also help things along of you are taking iron tablets and they bung you up

CaptainKarvol Sun 12-Oct-08 13:19:09

yep, dried apricots very good.

Nagapie Sun 12-Oct-08 13:21:01


Not really snacky but if you can stomach it, liver... soak it first in a bit of milk and take off the 'skin' and fry it..

Tiramissu Sun 12-Oct-08 13:52:27

As others have said, dried apricots is the best snack for iron. Other dried fruit too but apricot the best

Re pulses you can make a 'chickpeas snack' by coating some tinned chickpeas in a little olive oil and lots spices and then bake until crispy.

Oh and dark chocolate (over 75% cocoa) provides iron!!!! Any excuse wink

itgetseasier Sun 12-Oct-08 14:17:20

Nettle tea! If you can stomach it - full of iron.

Tiramissu Sun 12-Oct-08 14:26:47

What is nettle tea? and where do you get it?

itgetseasier Sun 12-Oct-08 14:49:53

Its tea made from nettles!smile I have it teabag form and bought it on line (google it) or from a healthfood shop.

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