5 Iron-Rich Foods Every Vegan Should Eat

November 30,2023

By Dr. Upasna Nagpal

5 High-Iron Vegan Foods

Discover the 5 best vegan sources of iron, an essential mineral for energy, focus, and immunity - plus tasty iron-rich recipes to try!

Leafy Greens

Spinach and kale are the vegetables with the most iron. Imagine that a cup of cooked spinach delivers half of your daily iron


Another way to ramp up your iron intake is with a few spoonfuls of seeds: choose from sesame, pumpkin, flax, or hemp seeds.


Need a bigger iron boost? Pulses like lentils, black beans, edamame, and chickpeas are the number one plant-based source of iron.

Whole Grains

You may be surprised to know that whole grains like wheat pasta, quinoa, and oats are amazing sources of vegan iron.

Dark chocolate

Finally, the good news y'all been waiting for: two squares of dark chocolate pack between 20-45% of your iron RDI. Amen to that!