The Importance of Iron in Health

Iron is an important nutrient in your body, iron is an essential mineral, which forms the main component of the blood, called haemoglobin.

Haemoglobin is the element found in red blood cells, which gives blood its red color. It is needed to transport water and oxygen throughout the body to the various organs.

Deficiency:

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, and women are among those at greatest risk. Iron is critical for producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout your body. It can lead to anemia resulting in pallor and weariness.

Sources of iron:

In these there are various fruit which are rich in iron nutrient such as case Apricots dried, dried Tomatoes dried, Raisins, Persimmons, Mulberries, raw, Dates, Currants, Prunes, Pomegranate and many others.

Apricots:

An apricot is a fruit, or the tree that bears the fruit, of several species in the genus Prunus (stone fruits). Usually, an apricot tree is from the species P. armeniaca, but the species P. brigantina, P. mandshurica, P. mume, and P. sibirica are closely related, have similar fruit, and are also called apricots.

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You can get different nutrient value depending on the use of apricot fruit you can use it raw or dry, dried apricots fruit has high nutrient value.

100-gram amount, raw apricots supply 48 Calories and are composed of 11% carbohydrates, 1% protein, less than 1% fat and 86% water (table). Raw apricots are a moderate source of vitamin A and vitamin C (12% of the Daily Value each).

When apricots are dried, the relative concentration of nutrients is increased, with vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium and iron having Daily Values above 25% (table).

Tomatoes:

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Tomato is the edible fruit of Solanum lycopersicum, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. the species originated in Central and South America. Raw tomatoes supply 18 calories and are a moderate source of vitamin C 28%

Dried tomatoes are ripe tomatoes that lose most of their water content after spending a majority of their drying time in the sun. They have major different when comes to nutrients value raw tomatoes as 1% of iron compares to dried ones up to 16%

Raisins:

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A raisin is a dried grape, grape is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus vitis. Raisins contain a considerable amount of iron which directly helps in the treatment of anemia. It also contains many members of the vitamin B complex that are essential for the formation of new blood. The high copper content in raisins also helps the formation of red blood cells.

Persimmon fruits:

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The persimmon is the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. The most widely cultivated of these is the Oriental or Japanese persimmon. Iron promotes the production of red blood cells while calcium strengthens the bones. But the body cannot absorb iron without the presence of calcium. persimmon fruit is a rich source of both nutrients.  persimmon fruit contains about 2.5 milligram of iron. This satisfies 14% of your recommended daily allowance of iron. The same serving of persimmon yields 27 milligrams of calcium. This satisfies 3% of your calcium recommended daily allowance.

Dates:

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Anaemia is characterized by unusually low quantity of red blood cells in the human body and is caused by the deficiency of iron. Dates contain an impressive level of iron which makes them the perfect home remedy for treating iron deficiency. Consumption of dates on a regular basis can greatly boost the amount of iron in the blood. The high level of iron not only balances out the inherent lack of iron in anaemic patients but also increases strength and vitality.

Currants:

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Blackcurrant doesn’t only taste good, but it is one of the healthiest berries available due to its high nutritional values. It is an extremely rich source of Vitamin C which is highly beneficial to increase body capacity to absorb iron.

Prunes:

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A prune is a dried plum of any cultivar, mostly Prunus domestica or European Plum. The use of the term for fresh fruit is obsolete except when applied to varieties grown for drying. Plums are plentiful in minerals like potassium, fluoride and iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

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