Is there iron in your breakfast cereal?
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Similarly, you may ask, is there iron in your cereal?
It depends on what kind of cereal you are eating, but usually there is a small amount of iron combined with other ingredients. Iron is magnetic, too. That's why you can grind up some cereals and get the iron out with a magnet. There might even be some iron in the metal spoon you use to eat your cereal in the morning.
Also, is the iron in breakfast cereal the same as iron in a nail? These foods are usually marked "iron fortified." Small pieces of iron are added to fortified cereal along with the rest of the ingredients, and the iron added to your cereal is the same iron that is used to make nails!
In this regard, how do you find iron in your breakfast cereal?
Breakfast cereal that contains iron, such as fortified cornflakes (check the label to see how much iron each serving contains—the more the better!) Pour out one serving of iron-fortified dry cereal into the bowl (or the mortar if you have one). Try passing the magnet over the flakes.
How much iron is in your cereal?
Breakfast cereals that have 25 percent of the daily value offer 4.5 milligrams of iron in a serving. If hot cereal is more your style, you'll wind up with 11 milligrams of iron from one packet of instant oatmeal.