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7 fruits to up your iron levels

Why take supplements if there delicious and nutritious ways to eat more iron?

With 3.5 million Americans suffering from anemia, eating these seven fruits suggested by Care2 is an excellent way to get your daily dosage.

Sun-dried tomatoes

Don’t be surprised to see tomatoes here. Tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable.

Sun-dried tomatoes are one of the best sources of iron. One hundred grams of tomatoes contain 9.1 mg of iron. That is 50 percent of the recommended daily intake.

Make sun-dried tomatoes at home or buy them in the store. They’ll give you iron whether you eat them fresh or cooked.

Raisins

Raisins or rather dried grapes contain more iron than most fruits. A cup of raisins has 3.2 mg of iron.

Combining raisins with melons, oranges, strawberries and other vitamin C-rich foods will increase iron absorption.

Full story at Care2.

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