“try eating spinach and oranges at the same meal, on a regular basis. The spinach for iron, and the orange for vitamin C which increases iron absorption. Other iron tips:
* Avoiding black or green tea and coffee at meals.
* Adding a source of vitamin C at meals.
* Increasing legume (peanuts, beans, lentils, peas) intake.
* Cooking foods (especially water based acidic foods like tomato sauce)
in cast iron skillets.”
Personally, I’ve never had an iron deficiency. I eat a wide variety of vegan foods and I love beans and lentils. But it’s always good to know about this stuff because it comes up in conversations with nonvegans and vegans alike.
For information on the other kind of vegan iron, check out: