Lucky Iron Fish makes improving iron intake as easy as boiling a pot of water. Iron deficiency affects over 2 billion people worldwide and Lucky Iron Fish was designed as a simple solution to a worldwide problem. I was sent the Lucky Iron Fish to try out courtesy of Tryazon, and found it very easy to incorporate it into my cooking without affecting the taste of food and drinks.
What is a Lucky Iron Fish?
The Lucky Iron Fish is a simple, reusable cooking tool made of electrolytic iron powder and designed to release 6-8mg of iron when boiled in a slightly acidified liquid for just 10 minutes. The liquid can be prepped with just a few drops of lemon juice, which will not affect the taste. If cooking a liquid-based meal, the broth or the vegetables will provide sufficient acidity and no additional lemon juice is needed.
The resulting iron-fortified liquid is gentle on your stomach and easily absorbable. You can use this liquid for cooking things like soup, noodles or rice, or use it to make ice cubes, drinks, smoothies and more. Click here to find more recipes and ways to use Lucky Iron Fish. Since iron absorption is blocked by caffeine, tannins, and dairy, it is not recommended to use Lucky Iron Water to make coffee or black/green teas.
Why is iron so important?
Iron is the nutrient that helps blood move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Without adequate iron, you may experience fatigue, dizziness, headaches, brittle nails, tiredness, heart palpitations and more. In children, lack of iron has serious consequences when it comes to their cognitive development. Improving your iron intake can improve energy levels, concentration and boost immunity.
How do I use Lucky Iron Fish?
Check out how easy it is to use the Lucky Iron Fish to make Lucky Iron Water in this reel! I then used the water to make ice cubes for iron-fortified drinks.