Iron Rich Fruits. Though not loaded with iron itself, fruit makes an important contribution to iron absorption for people relying on plant-based sources of food for iron (such as those on a vegetarian diet): fruit tends to be high in vitamin C, an iron absorption enhancer.
Iron that comes from animal products is not good for humans because it gets stored by the body as ''iron reserves," but the human body cannot use that kind of iron properly, and it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and other health problems (especially heme iron that's found in red meat).
Sesame Butter (Tahini) Sesame butter, also known as tahini and often associated with hummus, can provide the body with a tremendous amount of iron. If you’re already eating plenty of iron-rich fruits and vegetables, tahini can be an excellent addition that will help you reach your daily iron needs. Many people eat tahini as is, but you can also use it to add some flavor to your favorite vegetables or to dress up a salad. Serving Size (1 tablespoon), 0.4 milligrams of iron