Fertilizer, meats and eggs are all made with iron in the Caribbean.
Fertile eggs are typically made with the egg white, while other meats are typically meaty.
But if you’re looking for a way to use up that iron, you can buy it on the island.
Dominican food products have become the focus of an international outcry following reports that some Dominicans were using the iron to make their own food.
The Associated Press reported last week that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a spike in cases of suspected iron deficiency in Dominicans since 2013.
The CDC said in a statement that “a number of factors” could have contributed to the spike.
Some of the factors cited by the CDC included the use of “irritated” eggs, people eating out and using refrigerators or freezers instead of freezers, and the consumption of processed foods.