Ferrous fumarate

Ferrous fumarate, an iron salt of fumaric acid, is often used as a source of iron in foods and dietary supplements. It is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a nutrient supplement in foods (21CFR184.1307d) 1.


  1. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.