When we think of vegan foods that are rich in iron, we often think of the more common ones, such as legumes, leafy greens and kale. However, apricots are a terrific source of non-haem iron for vegans. If you’re aiming for a good dose of iron choose dried apricots, the drying process removes the water and concentrates the nutrients. You’ll receive more iron per 100g dose than fresh apricots.
For this recipe I have used dried organic apricots, these are dark brown in colour and free from any preservatives. Most dried apricots will contain a preservative (sulphur dioxide) to help keep their vibrant orange colour when dried.
I have also included hemp seeds and dates in this recipe, both of which are also great sources of iron.
Happy sprouting, baking and cooking!