09 Jul E2 Foodie Friday: A Plant-Based Calcium-Iron Treat
Hot water and one tablespoon blackstrap molasses with your fortified milk substitute of choice. Delicious!
Also remember — the best sources of plant-based, absorbable calcium and iron are leafy greens and beans — and leafy greens contain Vitamin C which helps the body absorb iron. Dairy products, on the other hand, may interfere with iron balance, especially in small children.
Other iron-rich foods include: raisins, almonds, dried apricots, and fortified grain cereals. Other calcium sources include tofu, dried figs, tahini, great northern beans, and fortified oranges juice and non-dairy milks. As with iron, vitamin C will help with calcium absorption.