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What cooking methods can increase the iron content in food?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Use an iron skillet. Acidic foods with high moisture content, such as tomato sauce, will absorb the most iron from these cooking pans. In one study, the iron content in spaghetti sauce tripled after it had been simmered in a cast iron pot. Saute vegetables and other foods this way as often as you can to rev up iron intake.

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