11. Quinoa: 1.5mg Iron (8% DV)
Quinoa has risen in popularity over the years, and now it’s generally accepted as a healthy food in most circles. Part of this is because of its Iron content.
Iron isn’t the only mineral that quinoa boasts high numbers, it has a good amounts of magnesium and potassium as well.
Quinoa is considered a pseudo-grain, and part of its popularity is due to the fact that it doesn’t contain any gluten, and can be consumed as part of a gluten-free diet. While many diet plans say quinoa is an approved food, other diets dismiss it. The Paleo diet in particular is a popular diet plan that puts quinoa on the Do Not Eat list.
Tips for eating more: Quinoa can be used as a substitute for rice and couscous, and hundreds of quinoa recipes have emerged due to its surging popularity. It provides things like iron, protein, and fiber, that these other sides just don’t have.