Sources of iron?


#1

I’m trying to do my first complete DIY soylent …

Somehow I ended up with very little iron (probably because I’m getting my multivitamins from MegaMen’s complete nutrition … which lacks iron).

Any recommendations for sources of iron?

Here’s my WIP recipe for reference

http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/megamen-based

P.S. The rookie mistake I made is I started buying ingredients before knowing whether or not they will contribute towards a balanced recipe :confused:


#2

You can get more iron by adding more oat flour. You can also get it from masa, if you’d like to do a mix of that and oats. The whey protein may also have iron in it, but i’m not sure.


#3

Iron supplements are readily available.


#4

Hm, can I find it as powder?


#5

Would a liquid suffice?


#6

awesome! got myself a liquid :smile:


#7

On an unrelated note, you do not need extra sulfur as you get enough from your proteins (as Sulfur-containing Amino Acids).

See : http://discourse.soylent.me/t/sulfur-in-cysteine-and-methionine/10626/9


#8

Re: Sulfur. I read that tidbit of information in the people-chow blog. But I already bought MSM sulfur.

Would you advice against adding it to my DIY?


#9

Also, does anyone know if it’s safe to mix the liquid iron with the oil blend?

My “Vitamin K” source is also a liquid (drops). I’m thinking of also mixing it with the oil blend.


#10

From what I read, proteins are enough to supply for sulfur. Sulfur supplements are known to give very smelly gas.