This research was supported in part by grants from A&B Foundry, Inc., and Lodge Manufacturing Co., and by a Texas Tech University Graduate School Summer Research Award for Faculty-Graduate Student Research.
A Research Note
Iron in Food: Effect of Continued Use of Iron Cookware
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 56, Issue 2, pages 584–585, March 1991
How to Cite
CHENG, Y.J. and BRITTIN, H.C. (1991), Iron in Food: Effect of Continued Use of Iron Cookware. Journal of Food Science, 56: 584–585. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1991.tb05331.x
This research was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, Anaheim, CA, June 17, 1990.
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms received 6/15/90; revised 8/31/90; accepted 9/21/90
Two foods (applesauce and spaghetti sauce) were each cooked in an iron skillet 50 times and in a noniron untensil three times. Duplicate samples of the raw (three replications) and cooked foods were dried, ashed, and analyzed for moisture and iron content. Iron was determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Iron in foods cooked in iron utensils was greater than that in foods cooked in noniron utensils through continued use of the iron utensils for 50 times.