IRON for Life! - Page 7

g iron-rich chili

g iron-rich chili

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Cooked lean ground beef
Vitamin C n tomatoes increases iron absorption
Meat adds iron and increases iron absorption
the amount of

7.5x iron absorbed

Use the Nutrition Facts table to help you find foods higher in iron
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size about 1 / 4 cup
Calories 130
% Daily
Value *
Fat 5g
8 %
Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0 g
5 %
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fibre 3 g
12 %
Sugars 7 g
7 %
Protein 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 30 mg
1 %
Potassium 0 mg
0 %
Calcium 0 mg
0 %
Iron 6 mg
6 %
* 5 % or less is a little , 15 % or more is a lot
Step 2 : Look for Iron , listed at the bottom of the table The Nutrition Facts table tells you the iron content of the food , based on the serving size listed at the top .
Step 1 : Look at serving size The values listed in the Nutrition Facts table are based on the serving size listed . This serving size represents the amount of product you might expect to eat or drink in one sitting .
Step 3 : Look at the % listed for Iron This percentage represents the % Daily Value of iron in one serving of the food . Use this percentage to compare the iron content of different food items . The higher the percentage , the more iron there is in the serving .
For more information on food sources of iron , just click .
talk to a registered dietitian or your family doctor .