Essential nutrients    

Red meat is a great source of iron

Red meat is a great source of iron and is important for brain function, wellbeing and immunity.

For a person to get the same amount of iron that's in 100g of cooked beef, you would need to eat half a kilo of cooked spinach. According to Nutrition Australia, not only does beef contain more iron than spinach, but the form of iron in red meat is more easily absorbed.

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