Iron Content of Seaweed, kelp, raw


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Kelp contains 2.8 milligrams of iron per 100 grams. Grams is a measure of weight. To put 100 grams in perspective, consider alternative measures for this food:

  • 2 tbsp equals 10 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 100 grams,but 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:

Seaweed, kelp, raw

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

Vegetables for the most part are not an excellent iron source. Those vegetables that do have a lot of iron also tend to be loaded with iron blockers, making it difficult to take in a great deal of the iron from the vegetables.

Nonetheless, even a vegetable with very little iron may play an important part in your absorption of iron. Vegetables can be rich in vitamin C, which will assist you in absorbing the iron better in non-meat food items; Kelp seaweed is a poor source of vitamin C.

Nonetheless, for example you may wish to combine tomatoes and green peppers with a whole grain salad or with legumes to improve your metabolism of the iron in your entire meal. A fresh pineapple salad along with your meal would help as well because of the fruit’s content of vitamin C. A glass of fruit juice is another a good idea.


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