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PANIK257
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12/15/10 10:04 P

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Oh wow. Thanks for sharing that!


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KIMPOSSIBLE82
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12/14/10 10:42 A

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I just bought my first-ever jar of thyme last week. I didn't even know about the iron -- yahoO!


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12/2/10 5:54 P

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hey... thanks, this is awesome info!


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cool! I didn't know that!! I use it in like eeeeverything!!
ps. it's great in homemade salad dressings!!


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MICHI246
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8/22/10 11:00 A

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cool i should try this since anemia is an issue with me


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Thank you so much for this information. I am severely anemic and nothing has happened with the meds.



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Black pepper is a pretty good source of iron too. 3.5 percent of DRV in a single teaspoon. So is cinnamon, at about 5 percent per teaspoon. Cinnamon is a good source of fiber too.



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thanks!



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Thanks for the info!

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good to know, thanks for sharing!


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7/16/10 8:40 P

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I would always suggest fresh over dried- fresher means more vitamins and enzymes since these are easily destroyed by heat. Most dried spices have sadly been irradiated as well, so if you do go for dried, choose organic. I would imagine both would be good for iron though.


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7/16/10 9:04 A

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Does it matter if the thyme or parsley is fresh or dried?


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Great to know about thyme! Make sure to eat it with a food high in vitamin C, rather than the mushrooms. The iron found in plant foods (non-heme) has a very low absorption rate compared to the iron found in animal products. Vitamin C allows the non-heme iron to be better absorbed. Try some broccoli or bell peppers.

You could also try parsley instead. It is not only high in iron (1C contains 3.7mg) it has 80mg of vitamin C, which means the iron is more available to the body.


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NANRNCM
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This is good news. My doctor just told me my iron is low and he and others suggested I start eating meat, so I did for one meal but do not want to. So now I will have mushrooms and thyme instead. THanks!


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It is good in egg type dishes, soups, stews, tomato dishes, pizza or spaghetti sauce, and herb baked bread. If using dried thyme use less then if your using fresh.


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Now that I know this piece of information, I give everyone a silly question: What can thyme be used in? What recipes do you have that use thyme? I've been looking around, and I haven't found very much. (Maybe I'm looking in the wrong spots, but I would very much like input on what recipes you all have for thyme. Pretty please, will you all share?)

...is what Mary said.


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HEATHER_NSG
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Oh that is awesome, I didn't know that! I love it so that will make me feel even better next time I use it. I grow a pot of it on my front porch so I love putting it in dishes with vegetables or eggs.


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Worrying about my iron levels was actually something that was keeping me from going vegetarian (and sticking to it). Thanks for the info!

...is what Mary said.


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I've been a huge fan of Thyme for years. No wonder I'm never anemic. Always always always add it to potatoes of every kind and my rice too! Thanks for the reinforcement!!

Go...Thyme!!

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Great info. Thanks for sharing!



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Thanks so much for this information, I love fresh thyme and have been growing it in my garden, now I have an excuse to use it much more often.

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Great Info. Congrats for meeting your daily goals!

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Great info! Thanks, I will remember to start adding it to dishes!

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Huh! I didn't know that, I will definitely start adding dried thyme to everything!! Thank you!! :) Congrats on meeting your daily goals as well!


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1t dried thyme is 4cal, 1 carb, and 10% DRV Iron! Great on 'shrooms which are also high in Iron-- 2c. cooked pieces are 87 cal and a whoppin' 30% DRV Iron!

Check out my nutrition page! Met all my goals today. :)


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