In this video, we explore the iron content in popular fortified cereals and in particular Tesco’s Cornflakes and Tesco’s Rice Snaps, however, any brand of fortified cereal can be used.
The cereals chosen from Tesco (Cornflakes, Rice Snaps) had the highest iron content (14.2mg per 100g) the same amount as Kellogg’s Special K.
Through a simple and engaging experiment, Paul Cook showcases the presence of iron in these cereals using a neodymium magnet and some basic household items.
Follow along as we guide you step by step through the experiment, providing a clear understanding of the scientific principles at play.
Witness the mesmerising interaction between the iron-rich cereals and the powerful magnetic force, revealing the hidden presence of this essential nutrient.
This experiment is an intriguing demonstration that combines education and fun in the realm of food science.
You will need:
All health and safety measures are the responsibility of the teacher doing the demonstration. A thorough risk assessment should be carried out and guidance procedures followed. It is suggested that you practice before demonstration in front of a class.
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