Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Fortifying salt with micronutrients

Since deficiencies in folic acid, iron, and iodine can cause maternal and child health complications, it makes sense to combat them simultaneously. In a Journal of Food Sciencestudy, researchers developed a cost-effective technology to deliver the three micronutrients through salt, with the goal of retaining at least 70% of the micronutrients during six months of storage. 

The fortified salt was formulated by spraying a solution that contained 2% iodine an…

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Margaret Malochleb, Associate Editor, [email protected]
Margaret Malochleb