Iron Cookware

iron Skillet - iron cookware, skillet
@lilaclady (28238)
Australia
October 23, 2008 6:50pm CST
I have just purchased an Iron skillet pan, for a number of reason I really like cooking with iron pans, firstly they really are non-stick, and I think they make things taste better, like eggs, it gives a really good flavout which I think have been lacking of late, plus one that prefers not to eat meat, if has been discovered that cooking in iron pans can provide the iron we need in our bodies...any-one else cooking with iron, here is what i have found on the iron for our bodies... Foods tested (100 g./3 oz.) Iron content when raw Iron content after cooking in iron skillet Foods tested (100 g./3 oz.) Iron content when raw Iron content after cooking in iron skillet Applesauce, unsweetened 0.35 mg. 7.38 mg. Spaghetti sauce 0.61 5.77 Chili with meat and beans 0.96 6.27 Medium white sauce 0.22 3.30 Scrambled egg 1.49 4.76 Spaghetti sauce with meat 0.71 3.58 Beef vegetable stew 0.66 3.4 Fried egg 1.92 3.48 Spanish rice 0.87 2.25 Rice, white 0.67 1.97 Pan broiled bacon 0.77 1.92 Poached egg 1.87 2.32 Fried chicken 0.88 1.89 Pancakes 0.63 1.31 Pan fried green beans 0.64 1.18 Pan broiled hamburger 1.49 2.29 Fried potatoes 0.42 0.8 Fried corn tortillas 0.86 1.23 Pan-fried beef liver with onions 3.1 3.87 Baked cornbread 0.67 0.86 So, if you're looking to increase your dietary iron, use a new cast iron skillet. After all, the iron in cookware is no different from the iron in our bodies — except we have much smaller amounts
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@super_jj (1417)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Wow. I didnt know iron cookware could help provide iron for us. Almost all our cookware at home are iron, though. Thanks for the info!
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
Your welcome..
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Yes and did you know that 60%-70% of Americans do not get enough iron. This can result in tiredness and in extreme low iron, anemia and suppression of the immune system. Your dishes that require longer cooking times and more stirring absorb more iron than others. I have two iron skillets. I use the small one for baking cornbread only. It is small and I have it seasoned (tempered) to where it never sticks. Th other is a large skillet that I fix other things in. I try to cook in it as often as possible. If your skillet is deep enough it works great for an oven roasted pot roast. The ones I have have wooden handles that screw off and you can easily bake in them too. Thanks for sharing this infomation. Very useful!
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
Yes I would like one that I can make soup in...a lot of the new ones are lined with some sort of other material so I think that would defeat the purpose of the iron content, but they are way too expensive anyway..the plain old ordinary cast iron are cheaper thank heavens..
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• United States
25 Oct 08
Good Luck finding your kettle. MMMM MMM that sounds good. A big pot of chili cooked all day long in an iron kettle! Oh my I'm hungry now! LOL Thanks for the BR!
@arunmails (3013)
• India
24 Oct 08
I prefer to have a non-stick pan for preparing the gravy or cooking an egg..... even I cook sometimes in my home..... when I don't like anything that was prepared on a particular day....... i take in charge for cooking myself..... coz my tongue needs some tasty and new food..... For easy cook, this non-stick pan is very helpful..... so, I prefer to have a non-stick pan in every kitchen....
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
I was amazed how non stick these are, and I think the food tastes better, and that I need as I have never been a good cook...
24 Oct 08
Hi lilaclady, Yes I agree with you, I have three iron pan which I have used for years and has not given me any problems. In our family all my sisters use iron pans as well. Tamara
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
yes I am thinking of replacing all my other pans with these...
@bebeth (122)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
that is interesting.. i never heard of that.. but i was looking at the difference, an applesauce iron content increases from .35 to 7.35 and that of a spaghetti sauce from .61 to 5.77 ..... that is a big difference! would that still be safe?
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
Oh yes they are safe, the iron you get from them apparantly is the same kind of iron our bodies need..infact it is the non stick pans that you have to worry about, there has been questions raised in that area...and these are naturally non stick...
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
25 Oct 08
Sounds good recipe. However;we still have not come around to use Iron Cookware
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
24 Oct 08
I love iron cookware. Once it's seasoned it is a breeze to wash.
• United States
24 Oct 08
I dont think I need more iron in my body XD lol but I did hear a good way to clean iron pans, was to burn em, Not kidding, someone was about to start burning their leaves when their neighbor came out and asked to put her iron pans in the leaves before she did, the leaves burner was confused, but ok'ed it, and the neighbor put her pans out, the leaves burner was shocked that when everything was burned the iron pans were clean (I'm assuming they needed a rinse at least though XD after that ash) but yeah, I guess it works the same way as a self cleaning oven :P
@adihindu (1922)
• India
24 Oct 08
I have only one Iron pan. I used cook in that some times. But I don't know iron cookware provides iron to our body. Thank you for providing this information. From now onwards I will use iron cookware for to increse the iron content to our bodies. Actually this information is very useful to me. Happy myLotting.
• United States
24 Oct 08
yes.., i tried it....its really superpeb..,its very good for health.., for children also its good....the iron should go on..
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I was thinking about iron cookware, but my limitation was about lifting. I may buy one small pan and see how I am doing with it. Thank you for your recommendation.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
I always loved the iron cookware, I think it is just wonderful