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/.
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