Amount of Iron, Fe in Stinging Nettles, blanched (Northern Plains Indians)
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IRON - Fe
Iron is a vital essential nutrient that is required for optimal health and its primary role is to carry oxygen around the body.
Iron deficiency is a very common nutritional disorder, affecting mostly women, children, elderly people, vegetarians and vegans. Iron deficiency represents depleted stores of iron, prolonged iron deficiency leads to iron deficiency anemia (also called anaemia), which has effect on ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body. This may present symptoms such as fatigue, headache and pallor. Iron deficiency anemia can have also effect on behavior influencing mental and physical performance.
There are two forms of iron in food, haem and non-haem irons. Foods from animals provide both forms and foods from plants provide only non-haem form of iron. Haem iron is better absorbed than non-haem iron. Iron overload can occur and is more common in men, as it is believed their diet contains more meat. Besides red meat, good sources of iron are poultry, avocado, apricots, parsley, nettle, pumpkin seeds and dried fruit.
Determine, under different quantities, how much of Iron, Fe nutrient can be found in Stinging Nettles, blanched (Northern Plains Indians). Calculate and convert the amounts.