This iron-containing composition contains iron (iii) pyrophosphate, a polyvalent alcohol, gum arabic, and gum ghatti. The polyvalent alcohol content is 93-630 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of iron (iii) pyrophosphate. The total amount of gum arabic and gum ghatti is 15-23 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of iron (iii) pyrophosphate. The mass ratio of the gum arabic content to the gum ghatti content (gum arabic/gum ghatti) is 0.01-0.5. The volume average particle size of iron (iii) pyrophosphate is 0.20 Âµm or less. This iron-containing composition can be used in beverages, foods, feeds, cosmetics, pharmaceutical compositions, and the like.
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