A 22-year-old female asked:
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will i consume a significant amount of iron if i cook with a cast iron pan that's a bit rusty? should i take care to remove the rust or is it safe?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No , not hygenic: Your are not going to get iron over dose by using iron pot , orally body can not absorb more than a 1mg / a day , elemental iron the pot has can not get absorbed need to be ionic iron , it is unhygienic to eat with rust , clean the pot , wash it throughly then use it , you will be fine.
Answered on Apr 17, 2014

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