Multiple micronutrient deficiencies continues to be a reason of concern globally. Around the world, deficiency of Vitamin A and D are one of the most common forms resulting in weak bones, teeth, muscles, reproductive organs and eye sight. Both are essential form of vitamins which are required for regular functioning of body. Vitamin D is also considered to play an important role in decreasing the risk of many chronic illnesses, including common cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Since vitamin A and D are fat-soluble vitamins, fortification of edible oils and fats with vitamin A and D is a good strategy to address micronutrient malnutrition and fortified oil is known to provide 25%-30% of the recommended dietary allowances for vitamins A & D.
Milk is known to be the primary source of nutrition for young mammals. Right from birth, milk forms an important part of diet. It is one of the most commonly consumed commodity globally. Milk is known as complete nutritious food, rich in high-quality protein and providing all ten essential amino acids as well as immunoglobulins. The micronutrient profile of whole milk shows that it is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin B2, a good source of vitamin A, and a fair source of vitamin D. However, industrial processes destroy some nutrients, especially vitamins A and D are lost when milk fat is removed during processing. The level of micronutrients can be replenished by micro-nutrient fortification.
Rice provides more than a fifth of the world’s food calories and is the major staple food for millions of individuals, particularly in Asia. In an average diet, 30% of calories come from rice and more than 70% in some low-income countries, which makes rice a potentially good vehicle for delivering micronutrients to a very large number of people. Rice is a rich source of macro- and micronutrients in its un-milled form. During rice milling, the fat as well as the micronutrient-rich bran layers are removed to produce the commonly consumed starch-rich white rice, removing 75–90% of the B-group vitamins. Fortification of rice makes it more nutritious by adding vitamins and minerals in the post - harvest phase. Rice fortification may be considered as having the highest potential to fill this gap created in it’s nutritional profile during milling and polishing process.
Wheat is an important cereal crop and together with maize and rice account for 94% of total cereal consumption worldwide. Wheat forms the centre of every individual’s diet across the globe. Wheat in its un-milled form, is a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, niacin, E, as well as iron and zinc. Most of these nutrients are concentrated in the outer layers of the wheat grain, and are lost during the milling process in a significant proportion. Thus, wheat flour is a suitable candidate for fortification to improve the nutritional status of the mass population. The level of micronutrients can be replenished by micro-nutrient fortification.
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Salt is one of the most important and commonly used taste enhancer and food preservative. It is in a way synonymous to taste as without salt, the sense of taste itself is missing. Fortification of salt has been a common mode of addressing micro nutrient deficiencies in developing countries since 1924. One such micronutrient is iodine which is important for humans and whose deficiency could result in thyroid related issues. Thyroid hormones are known to regulate metabolism in all organs of the body. At times salt is also known to be fortified with more micronutrients such iron and fluoride.
- Micronutrient premix of Vitamins
- Micronutrient premix of Minerals
- Micronutrient premix of Vitamins & Minerals
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- Wheat flour fortification
- Rice & Rice kernel fortification
- Double fortified salt
- Milk fortification
- Oil fortification
- Maize flour fortification
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