Wheat is one of the most widely consumed cereal grains that are produced worldwide; wheat flour is consumed in a range of forms that includes breads, biscuits, pastas, cakes, wafers and extruded products such as Noodles. Fortification of this staple offers a great deal to consumers, satisfying caloric requirements as well as alleviating the problem of hidden hunger.
The growing centralization of maize milling, its world-wide consumption, and the simplicity of the fortification technology make this vehicle a good choice for nutritional intervention. Overall stability of micronutrients in fortified maize flour stored at room temperature is good.
MILK – Nature’s most nearly perfect food. Besides protein and fat, dairy products provide a wide range of micronutrients, such as fat-soluble vitamins and calcium. However, most of these nutrients are lost during High temperature processing, which is why dairy fortification is important. Milk and milk powders are commonly fortified with vitamins A and D3. Both liquid and powder premixes are available from Hexagon Nutrition.
We fortify oils and fats with essential micronutrients that would improve the quality of edible oil thereby making it relevant in addressing micronutrient deficiencies. All kinds of edible oils (soybean, palm olein, groundnut, cotton seed and mustard) can be fortified with micronutrients.