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Which high iron foods are organic?

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Organic foods that are rich in iron include liver, clams, nuts, sunflower seeds, and dark leafy greens, especially spinach. Fruits that are rich in iron include dried apricots, berries and coconut.

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Organic foods differ in their iron content. Liver has a very high iron content of roughly 23 milligrams per 100 grams. Pumpkin seeds are known for a high iron content of about 9.2 milligrams. Nuts are also recognized for a high iron content of roughly 6.1 milligrams. Other high-iron foods include beef and lamb at 3.8 milligrams and even beans with an iron content of 3.87 milligrams. A doctor can determine any signs of iron deficiency of iron in the body and can help identify how much iron a specific person needs daily.

Organic foods that are rich in iron usually contain nonheme iron. This type of iron is used to enrich foods with iron. Anyone who wants to get the maximum amount of iron from these organic foods should avoid drinking coffee and tea and eating foods that are rich in calcium to help with absorption of the iron. Iron supplements can be added to an organic food diet to increase iron intake, but a doctor should be consulted to avoid potentially fatal overdoses.

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