Lucky Iron Fish

In developing countries getting enough micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals is a problem for some populations. One mineral in particular is elemental iron, which is important for carrying oxygen throughout our body. A lack of iron in our body can called a deficiency called anemia that can cause fatigue, weakness, chest pain, and headaches to name just a few problems. To help improve the amount of iron in people’s diets, researchers at the University of Guelph have developed the lucky iron fish, which you can place in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes prior to making soups or boiling foods to help enrich a meal with iron.

For some people, access to cast iron cookware may be an option, but for many cast iron cookware is expensive to buy, and difficult to clean. The tiny lucky iron fish is an excellent portable option that is relatively inexpensive to purchase, and is made right here in Canada, check it out here > Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 8.11.06 PMA picture of the lucky iron fish next to beans and a zucchini for size reference.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>