Use a magnet to prove that there really is iron in your breakfast cereal. Did you know that you can use a magnet to prove there really is iron in your breakfast cereal? You’ll find that your cereal contains more than just wheat and corn.
Crush the cereal with the back of a spoon, pestle or other firm kitchen utensil. Keep crushing it until it becomes a fine powder (the finer you can get it, the easier it will be to separate out the iron particles).
Iron is naturally magnetic , and even though your blood contains iron , you can’t get a refrigerator to stick to you. That’s because the iron in your blood is spread out into particles too small to get the magnet to react. You can, however, use a magnet to separate the iron contained in some iron -rich foods.
The magnet will work to catch the iron in the cereal slurry. Put 250 mL of one type of cereal in the blender and add 250 mL of distilled water. Blend the water and cereal on high until you have a smooth slurry and there are no visible lumps or chunks of cereal left. Carefully pour the slurry into the measuring cup.
Iron helps bind the oxygen you breathe to the hemoglobin. The hemoglobin holds onto the oxygen and carries it through your body to help you stay strong. The plants farmers grow to make cereal grains also need iron , too. These plants use iron to help carry oxygen, just like in people.
In the United States, most dry infant cereals are fortified with a metallic iron powder, specifically, electrolytic iron .
Fortified breakfast cereals The key is to look for a fortified cereal that contains 100 percent of your daily value of iron. A one-cup serving, or 53 g, of Total Raisin Bran contains 17.35 mg of iron.
Cornflakes come in as the most iron rich cereal due to fortification techniques to enrich this cereal with vitamins and minerals.
It is not possible to separate iron from blood without damaging the haemoglobin. Iron is a part of haemoglobin, and if iron is removed, the haemoglobin becomes something else. The blood then becomes incapable of transferring oxygen.
This is because the iron in our blood isn’t made of extra small metallic filings of the element. But because most of the blood in our bodies is made up of water (which is also diamagnetic) and oxygenated hemoglobin, our blood is, overall, diamagnetic, and therefore subtly repelled by magnetic fields.
The iron that is used fro building is a metal , normally alloyed with other metals and/or elements as carbon. Usual steel is formed basically by iron and carbon. The iron that we eat is chemically associated or bonded with organic molecules that our body can process.
Iron Rich Foods Heme iron is found in meat, fish and poultry. It is the form of iron that is most readily absorbed by your body. You absorb up to 30 percent of the heme iron that you consume . Eating meat generally boosts your iron levels far more than eating non-heme iron .
I have learned from this experiment that Cinnamon Toast Crunch gets soggy very quickly.
The amount of iron you need is: 8.7mg a day for men over 18. 14.8mg a day for women aged 19 to 50.