Iron Fortifiers

Iron Fortifiers at Serena

Iron fortification of foods is usually considered the most cost-effective approach to prevent iron deficiency. However, iron is the most difficult mineral to add to foods. When added as water-soluble, highly bioavailable compounds such as ferrous sulfate, the soluble iron rapidly catalyzes fat oxidation resulting in rancid products. In addition, water-soluble iron compounds can cause unacceptable color reactions during storage and food preparation.

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