Heme iron – Iron you get from animal sources such as meat, seafood, and poultry is known as Heme iron and is easily absorbed by the body. While, it's a little harder to absorb non-heme iron, which is found in non-animal sources such as beans, dark green vegetables, fortified cereals and bread.
There are lots of ways, however you can improve the amount of non-heme iron that is absorbed by the body by serving it with foods that contain heme iron or with foods that have a high vitamin C content. Orange juice, strawberries, red peppers, papaya, grapefruit, tomatoes, potatoes and mangoes are all wonderful sources of vitamin C.
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