3rd October 2019

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What foods are rich in iron?

Some of the best plant sources of iron are:
  • Beans and lentils.
  • Tofu.
  • Baked potatoes.
  • Cashews.
  • Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach.
  • Fortified breakfast cereals.
  • Whole-grain and enriched breads.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what is iron and what is it used for?

Most of it is used to make steel — an alloy of iron and carbon — which is in turn used in manufacturing and civil engineering, for instance, to make reinforced concrete. Stainless steel, which contains at least 10.5 percent chromium, is highly resistant to corrosion.

Is the iron in your body the same as the metal?

In the metal, it's iron atoms (often combined with other metal atoms to form an alloy such as steel) in a solid matrix. In the body, iron is combined in other molecules such as hemoglobin. It's the same element, but in the body it is part of a molecule called hemoglobin. It is basically an iron porphyrin complex.

What are some interesting facts about iron?

Iron is the sixth most common element in the universe. Iron is the fourth most abundant element in the Earth's crust by weight. It is the most abundant element in the total composition of the planet. Iron is found in both the inner and outer core of Earth.
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