Westchester Gastroenterology Associates, P.C.

HIGH IRON DIET

Recommended Daily Allowance: 18 milligrams per day.

PROTEIN IS NEEDED TO ASSIMILATE IRON

FOOD AMOUNT MILLIGRAMS
OF IRON
Beverages
Prune Juice

1/2 cup

5.3
Tomato Juice 1/2 cup 1.1
Bread and Cereals
Enriched or Whole Grain
Boston Brown 1 slice 0.9
Cornbread 1 slice 1.3
White 1 slice 0.6
Whole Wheat 1 slice 0.8
Bran Flakes 1 cup 12.3
Shredded Wheat 1 large biscuit 0.9
Pasta (enriched) cooked 1/2 cup 0.7
Vegetables
Asparagus

6 medium stalks

0.6
Beans, canned with pork 1 cup 4.7
Kidney 1 cup 4.9
Lima, frozen 1/2 cup 2.1
Green beans, cooked 1/2 cup 1.4
Broccoli, fresh 1/2 cup 0.6
Brussel sprounts, fresh 1 cup 1.7
Collards, cooked 1/2 cup 0.5
Cucumbers 1 medium 0.6
Kale, cooked 1 cup 0.6
Mushrooms, fresh 4 oz. 0.9
Peas, canned 1/2 cup 2.1
Pickles, dill 1 large 0.7
Spinach, cooked 1/2 cup 2.0
Squash, cooked 1/2 cup 0.8
Fruits
Apricots, dried

5 large halves

1.0
Black berries, fresh 1/2 cup 0.6
Blueberries 1/2 cup 0.7
Prunes, stewed 1/2 cup 2.2
Raisins 1 tablespoon 0.3
Rhubarb, stewed 1/2 cup 0.8
Strawberries 1 cup 0.7
Watermelon 4" by 8" wedge 2.1
Meats and Substitutes
Beef, uncooked

4 oz.

3.6
Clams, uncooked 6 4.4
Egg yolk 1 0.9
Kidney, beef 3 oz. cooked 11.0
Liver, uncooked
Beef, pork 4 oz. 10-20 average
Chicken 4 oz. 9.0
Liverwurst 2 oz. 3.0
Oysters, uncooked 6-8 6.2
Pork loin chop, uncooked 4 oz. 3.3
Ham, cured 3 oz. 2.7
Veal, cooked 3 oz. 2.5
Miscellaneous
Molasses, dark

1 tablespoon

1.2
Other Sources
Cheddar Cheese

1 cubic inch

0.3
Cottage Cheese 1/2 cup 0.3
Ice Cream 1/2 cup 0.1
Bacon 2 strips 0.2
Mayonnaise 1 tablespoon 0.2
French dressing 2 tablespoons 0.2

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Phelps Medical Associates - Gastroenterology
777 North Broadway, Suite 305
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Tel: 914.366.5420
Fax: 914.366.5421
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