In many cultures, people don’t eat much, if any, red meat or fortified foods nor can they cannot access supplements to assure they’re getting adequate iron. But a surprisingly simple  solution is emerging.

A company started by a Canadian physician concerned about widespread anemia in Cambodia has found a unique, affordable and sustainable way to address this nutritional problem. It could help people across the globe, even in developed nations, where anemia is an issue for people with certain disorders or those who’ve been treated for cancer.