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What is the difference between Iron and Ferrous Sulfate?

Asked by A. Samuel, Last updated: May 22, 2020

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C. Reyes

C. Reyes

Answered May 19, 2020

Iron is an element, which is essential to the health and growth of living things. Enzymes and proteins that contain iron are mandatory in countless biological oxidations as well as transport. Within our cells, iron is present. Iron is commonly found from a plethora of different sources. These include red meat, poultry, fish, leafy green vegetables (like spinach), tofu, black-eyed peas, molasses, and fortified breakfast cereals.

People must consume enough iron so that they do not become iron deficient. Ferrous sulfate is a chemical compound that is often used for people who are experiencing iron deficiency, called anemia.

It is a significant staple in vitamins and supplements, as the recommended daily requirement for ferrous sulfate is 325 mg twice a day for someone who is anemic. Ferrous sulfate is also commonly used as a dye and in the manufacturing of inks, including iron gall ink.

 

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