7. Olives: 3.3mg Iron (18% DV)
Olives may seem like an unlikely source for iron, but they rank fairly high on our list of foods with iron.
With so many different types of olives out there, it’s nice to know that no matter which one you pick you’ll be getting a decent amount of iron. Be aware that stuffed olives may contain things that increase your fat or sodium levels further, like cheese and anchovies.
Olives contain fiber as well as monounsaturated fat, one of the healthy fats, so they can be used as part of a healthy diet, as long as you are watching your sodium intake.
Tips for eating more: Olives are relatively high in sodium, so you won’t want to eat too many of them as a way of bringing up your iron level. Have a few of them to help contribute to your overall iron intake, and rely on an assortment of iron-rich foods to help get you to your requirement.