Iron is an essential mineral found in two forms in your diet, heme iron and non-heme iron. It's a key component of red blood cells, enzymes involved in energy production and supports a healthy immune system. Heme iron found in animal products is more easily absorbed by your body. Non-heme iron is found in plant and dairy foods. Vitamin C helps you absorb non-heme iron. Iron is relatively stable in vegetables even with cooking.
Veggies are cheapest and tastiest when they are considered ‘in season’—so it pays to keep an eye out at your local shop for what’s in abundance.