Lucky Iron Fish Water

The simplest and easiest way to use your Lucky Iron Fish is to make your drinking water for the day.

As an alternative, you can combine your Iron Water with fruit juice high in Vitamin C, like orange juice. If you want to get really creative, you can simply add to the Fish to your boiling liquid or broth based meals like soups, stews, curries or sauces. 

To make iron fortified water you will need:

  • 1 Lucky Iron Fish
  • 1 L of water 
  • 2-3 drops of acidity (citrus - lemon, lime, orange, or vinegar, tamarind etc.)


  • Bring 1L of water to a rolling boil.
  • Add 2-3 drops of acidity.
  • Add Lucky Iron Fish and let it boil in the slightly acidic liquid for 10 minutes.
  • Remove your Fish.

You can use the hot Iron Water immediately or you can let the water sit on counter or in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

    If you want to make more than 1L of water you can follow these steps:

    • For 2L of water, add 4-6 drops of acidity and boil your Lucky Iron Fish for 20 minutes 
    • For 3L of water, add 6-9 drops of acidity and boil your Lucky Iron Fish for 30 minutes. 


    • Hello,

      I have heard that iron is best absorbed in its ferrous form. What kind of iron is released from the Lucky Iron Fish?

    • @JCB
      It is normal for iron to rust slightly. It is harmless and by following the use and care instructions, rust can be prevented or minimized. To prevent rust from building up, be sure to add only 2-3 drops of acidity (e.g. lemon juice) when boiling the Fish.

      Wash and dry your Lucky Iron Fish with a clean cloth as soon as you remove it from the cooking pot and store it in a dry place. Please do not air dry your Fish. To remove rust, scrub your Fish with soap and water or clean it with lemon juice. You can also apply a bit of Lucky Iron Fish Protection Oil to protect your Fish.

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    • I haven’t used my iron fish in a while and it now has rust like features on it. Is it still useable and how do you avoid this?

    • @VESA
      The Lucky Iron Fish is made from natural bioavailable iron, which is safely and easily absorbed by the body and is manufactured by the Bowmanville Foundry in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Every batch of Lucky Iron Fish is tested to make sure that the Fish releases iron that can be absorbed by the body at a level that will not cause toxicity. We also make sure that there are no contaminants in the iron that might be harmful to human health. In addition to batch testing, we conduct random spot tests by independent laboratories. The Bowmanville Foundry is ISO 9002 (International Organization for Standardization) certified and undergoes re-audits by SGS International twice each year to ensure continuous improvement of all quality-related systems. You can also read our safety reports here:

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    • What is the origin of the cast iron used in your fish? How do you guarantee that contaminated scrap iron wont end in your Products?


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