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Ask Dr. Universe: Is there iron in my cereal?

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Iron is found in buildings and skyscrapers. It makes up most of the earth’s core. It’s even found in the sun and stars. And yes, it’s also in a bowl of cereal.

In nature, we might find iron in a black and steely mineral form buried deep in the earth. But right in our bodies, we also find iron in blood.

That’s what I found out from my friend Brennan Smith when we set out to investigate why there’s iron in cereal and other foods.

Smith is a professor of food science who teaches students at Washington State University and the University of Idaho. He explained that iron is in cereal and other foods for our nutrition. I wondered exactly what it does for us.

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/04/27/why-is-there-iron-in-my-cereal/.

 

A service of Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe answers some of the most interesting, tough and smart questions from curious kids all around the world.

 

 

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