How can cast iron cookware help you get more iron? Well, it leeches some into foods that are cooked in it, particularly if those foods are acidic (think tomato sauce and such) or include water (like your soups and stews). Normally, we don't like it when stuff is leeched into our food, but in this case, it's actually a good thing.
This cast iron cookware sale going on at the Foundary includes a ton of options, including both enamel-covered cast iron and the classic, pre-seasoned cast iron for which Lodge is known.
Here are some examples of what is included in the sale:
- A variety of skillets
- Dutch ovens in varying sizes (with and without handles)
- 3-quart enamel Apple Pot
- Enamel casserole dishes
The sale is going on for two more days, but things are already selling out, so hurry over there is are in the market for some cheap cast iron cookware.
In case you are concerned that pre-seasoned Lodge cast iron might not be vegan, I did a quick bit of research and found this on their website:
What type oil is used to season Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron?
We use a proprietary soy-based vegetable oil to season our cookware. The oil contains no animal fat or peanut oil. The seasoning is functional application and slight inconsistencies may appear in the seasoning finish. The inconsistencies will not affect cooking performance.
Want to know how to take care of your cast iron pans once you get them home? Here is a video on the vegan way to season cast iron.