Iron Content of Apricots


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Apricots contain .38 milligrams of iron per 100 grams. Grams is a measure of weight. To put 100 grams in perspective, consider alternative measures for this food:

  • 1 cup equals 155 grams.
  • 1 cup equals 165 grams.

In the category of fruit, we excluded dried fruit from the Top 10 list and include only fresh fruit. You can assume that if the fresh version made the top 10 list, so too would the dried version.The food tested for the particular graph below can be described more specifically as:

Apricots, raw

Read more about iron in fruit or visit our iron-rich foods list.

Fruit as a food group is not a strong iron source but it can play an important role in iron absorption. Fruit often times is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin C can help you utilize the iron more completely in plant-based food items; apricots a moderate source of vitamin C.

Still, for instance, you can include vine ripened tomatoes and peppers with a grain-based entrée or with beans to help you absorb more of the iron in your meal as a whole. A fresh pineapple dessert with a meal would also increase your iron metabolism because of the fruit’s vitamin content. A glass of fruit juice is also a good move. Read more about how these vitamin C fruits reduce the effect of iron inhibitors in your diet despite the fact that they contain little iron in themselves.


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