Artichokes contain 1.2 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 artichoke equals 128 grams.
- 1 artichoke equals 162 grams.
In the category of vegetables, we included whole vegetable products in the Top 10 list. We excluded dried/dehydrated products from the Top 10. You will find some dehydrated vegetables high in iron per 1but they tend to be far more volume than anyone would consume. Furthermore, foods may be fortified with iron but are not included in this Top 10 list. The food tested for the particular graph below can be described more specifically as:
Artichokes, (globe or french), raw
Vegetables typically are not an exceptional iron source. Those vegetables that do contain iron also are likely to be full of iron inhibitors — you may not take in a considerable amount of iron from the vegetable itself.
However, even a vegetable with small amounts of iron may play a definite part in iron absorption. Vegetables are often loaded with vitamin C, a vitamin that can assist you in absorbing the iron in your vegetarian foods; artichokes are a fair source of vitamin C.
For instance, you may wish to incorporate peppers and tomatoes with a grain-based main dish or with beans to improve your metabolism of the iron in your whole meal. A fresh cranberry salad with a meal would also increase your iron metabolism because of the fruit’s content of vitamin C. A glass of fruit juice is another a great idea.