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Iron is an important trace mineral that is found in every cell of the body. If iron is lacking in the diet, iron reserves in the body are used. When this happens, iron deficiency occurs and anaemia results. The literal meaning of Anaemia is ‘No blood’.
Excellent sources of iron include garden cress seeds (halim), Black til, dates,cauliflower green, rice bran, cow pea, rice flakes,ragi, all pulses soyabeans,dill leaves (shepu) and other green leafy vegetables.
Try these interesting iron rich recipes to keep anaemia at bay.