Yes, This Fish Is Made Of Iron. But Cook It And See The Magic Happens!

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Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional problem in the world especially in poor and developing countries. 2 billion people are anemic, and fighting to solve this problem needs a helping hand whereas supplements are too expensive for many.

For this reason, Dr. Christopher Charles, a Canadian science graduate invented the “lucky iron fish” after visiting Cambodia six years ago where anemia was a huge public health problem.

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Dr. Charles found out that, children in the villages of Kandal province were small and weak with slow mental development. Since then he devoted himself to fight iron deficiency.

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Almost 50 percent of Cambodians are affected by this illness. Dr. Charles is hoping that his lucky iron fish would help decrease the nutritional problem.

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The lucky iron fish idea came from the common iron cast pots, where according to research, cooking in cast iron pots increased the iron content of food.

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This lump of fish-shaped metal is a symbol of luck in Cambodian culture and it will help release the right amount of iron needed to provide nutrients to women and children across the country.

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The recipe is simple, “Boil up water or soup with the iron fish for at least 10 minutes. That enhances the iron which leaches from it.”

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Dr. Charles’ iron fish can provide 75% of an adult’s daily recommended intake of iron and even more of a child’s if properly use.

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