Humans consume two types of iron: heme and non-heme. Heme iron is the most easily absorbed form of iron. Highest in heme iron is red meat such as beef, venison, lamb, and buffalo. Additionally, blue fin tuna is higher in heme iron than most other types of fish. All meat and fish also contain non-heme iron, which is found mostly in vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and most over-the-counter iron supplements.

Visit the Iron Disorders Institute Library for more details about diet, including meal and food planning suggestions and a list of iron content in foods. 

Also, please consider purchasing our book, The Hemochromatosis Cookbook. It features dozens of recipes for the hemochromatosis patient and also makes a great gift!

Diet is such a crucial part of a hemochromatosis patient’s life. I’ve used The Hemochromatosis Cookbook for years to make healthy recipes and it’s perfect for me.
— David G.