well, shoot, Ramblin', it's always something, isn't it? helia studied this not long ago when she had a similar conversation after blood work, I think. LadyM and I were just chatting about lentils, which are a good source of iron. Really high is spirulina from a reputable company (health foods stores would have opinions), but less than a teaspoonful a day, since that's 80 percent of daily requirement and you're better off with a variety of sources. Seeds like hemp, quinoa, pumpkin, chia. Glanced at the "superseeds" cereal I have (Q'ia brand) and it says 10 percent of daily iron requirement. Quaker oats says 8 percent. Dark greens - with greens, the darker they are, the more iron. Vit C boosts absorption of iron if it's in the same meal, so the dark greens like kale, for instance, can be really helpful with their iron and Vit C together.