Debby Kerry was looking for good sources of iron. I found a surprising one
recently. I've been reading a book lately called The Vegetarian Mother and
Baby Book by Rose Elliot. It says that the average woman needs 18 mg of
iron a day, then lists about 40 different food sources and how much iron
each one gives. The most iron-packed source there (and probably the
easiest one to get into your body on a daily basis) was prune juice! One
8-oz glass has 10.5 mg of iron--more than half your daily requirement.
It's a good source for vegans, too. Not much else came close. 1/2 cup
uncooked WW pasta has 5.4 mg; 1/4 cup raw millet has 3.9 mg; 1 cup of dried
prunes has 6.3 mg; and a cup of cooked spinach has 4.
Prune juice doesn't have the best reputation, but maybe it deserves a
little more respect!