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3/2/19 5:58 P



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I would imagine the % increase would have to depend on how much iron you consume in the first place, and possible how long you have the food cooking in it.

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3/2/19 1:56 P

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If you cook in cast iron skillets and pans you will get a 16.2% increase in your daily iron. This was studied and reported. I always cook in cast iron.

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2/27/19 7:12 P

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There isn’t just one answer.

A new unseasoned pot/pan with an acidic sauce, a considerable amount of iron.

A highly seasoned pot/pan and a flash fry will result in very little, if any, iron.

You have the gambit in between those two.

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2/27/19 6:45 P

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I was told by my doctor not to take iron tablets every day, but to take them about twice a week. Unless you are anemic, you don't usually need to take iron every day, or so she says.



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2/27/19 2:57 P

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Do you tend to be anemic? If not, I wouldn't worry about it - between cooking in cast iron and how most bread and cereal products are supplemented these days, unless you have a diagnosed medical condition related to low iron, it's likely you're getting what you need.

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I ditto Coach Jen's comment re talking to your Dr. Some people have high iron levels and a supplement could be harmful. My daughter and son were both on the verge of needing treatment for it. The high levels occurred naturally.

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I agree that there's really no way to account for that, just consider it a bonus.

I also would talk to your doctor before taking an iron supplement if that's something you're considering, just to be sure they think it's necessary.

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While you will have iron absorbed into your food there's really no way to measure it. Simpler to take a daily iron pill. They are cheap and no prescription needed.



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2/24/19 7:58 P

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I do a lot of cooking in cast iron skillets. Is there a way I can factor in iron?

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