Iron

The Magical Nutrient

The Role of Iron in Nutrition

  • Iron is essential for life!
  • It's a component of hemoglobin, the red pigment in blood that transports oxygen to and removes carbon dioxide from the cells
  • It also plays a role in the production and release of energy in the body.

Iron can be Found...

  • in fortified cereals
  • in liver
  • in dried fruit
  • in sardines
  • in parsley
  • in watercress

However! It should be noted that:

The iron found in red meats is more absorbable to the human digestive system (10-30%) than the iron found in plants (2-10%).