ferrous oxalate

ferrous oxalate

[′fer·əs ′äk·sə‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
Fe(COO)2 A water-soluble, yellow powder; used in photography and medicine. Also known as iron oxalate.
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Spinach contains iron absorption inhibiting substances, including high levels of oxalate, which can bind to the iron to form ferrous oxalate, which renders much of the iron in spinach unusable by the body.