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Old 09-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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I have a few cast iron pots and pans that I like to use. However my coworker told me that these will add iron to the food you are cooking in them. Is this true? I have never heard of such a think until now.
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Cast iron. Cook beef in it. with butter. get strong.
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I have a few cast iron pots and pans that I like to use. However my coworker told me that these will add iron to the food you are cooking in them. Is this true? I have never heard of such a think until now.
I have used cast iron skillets for years, and like them. The one I presently use, and one in which I got for my anniversary this year, has an etched in comment on the bottom of the pan: "Wifes' Husband Tamer". (LOL). I wouldn't be too concerned about young man.


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I have one that I use when we go camping. I am not concerned about it. If it was unhealthy for you and released too much iron then you would not see them on the market today.
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I would say that it is not going to matter. If they were not safe they would not be on the market.
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I have a few cast iron pots and pans that I like to use. However my coworker told me that these will add iron to the food you are cooking in them. Is this true? I have never heard of such a think until now.
Yes they do but not enough to concern you; it's the one manner in which people used to be assured of a certain amount of "dietary" iron and many no longer are with stainless steel implements and such.
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Yes they do but not enough to concern you; it's the one manner in which people used to be assured of a certain amount of "dietary" iron and many no longer are with stainless steel implements and such.
This. When the wife's iron was low, I prepare spaghetti sauce in cast iron. Tastes good and helped her get the iron she needed.
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