We all need iron in our diet and meat is one of the best sources of heme iron. We source all our meat from farms around Sheffield, the Steel city of the north. As some of our recent blogs contained nutritional information and we are now focussing on some individual nutrients.
What does it do?
Iron is an essential element in our diet, as it helps the body to produce haemoglobin. The red cells in our blood carry haemoglobin around the body. This transports the oxygen from our lungs to all the cells of the body.
Symptoms of deficiency
Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency in the world, and so contributes to malnutrition. It is also a form of anaemi