The Lucky Iron Fish | Recycled ingredient to a life-saving recipe

May 22, 2015

Meet the Lucky Iron Fish conceived by Canadian scientist Christopher Charles to combat iron deficiency in the diets of more than six million Cambodians. Anaemia affects half the entire population of Cambodia so Dr Charles' research combatted a desperate need to cheaply and effectively increase dietary iron. The secret to his invention is that the Lucky Iron Fish is made of iron so throwing it into a pot and boiling it with your stock for ten minutes will provide 70% of an adult's recommended daily intake of iron.
After ten minutes of boiling, remove the fish and add meal ingredients before squeezing with lemon juice towards the end of the cooking process. The best part is each fish is made locally from recyclable material and packaged by local Cambodian workers. Plans are afoot to extend Lucky Iron Fish technology world-wide to eliminate inadequate dietary iron in other developing countries.
If you purchase a Lucky Iron Fish for US$25, another will be donated to a Cambodian family in need. It's too easy - and a great opportunity to make fish a symbol of good luck in countries other than Cambodia.
Images courtesy of www.techly.com.au



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