Yes, beef is absolutely rich in iron. It is one of the main sources of ‘heme’ iron. There are actually two types of iron, heme and non-heme. Beef is one of the richest sources of heme (which typically come from meat), whereas beans, tofu, seeds, oats are the major sources of non-heme iron. Both are important in our diets, and you can check out the link below to see what foods contribute most to iron-rich diets.
Yes, beef is relatively rich in iron compared to other meats like chicken or pork. For the parts of a cow most people normally eat, iron makes up about 0.0025 percent of its mass. Pork or lamb by comparison only has about 0.0015 percent of its mass as iron. The heart of a cow contains even more iron with 0.0044 percent of its mass as iron.
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