I’ve been having trouble getting all my iron lately, and I really want to get it through my foods and avoid supplements whenever possible. There’s been a lot of talk going around on Nutrimirror lately regarding this and several folks mentioned pepitas. Just one ounce has 4.1 mg of iron – this is 23% of my daily iron requirement!
I mixed an ounce of raw pepitas with an ounce of raisins and 1/4 of a Trader Joe’s 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar. It’s so good, I’m packing it to take to work every day. I also ordered some cacoa nibs, so when they get here I’ll try them in the mix too.
It’s a high-calorie snack, but check out the approximate nutritional stats: