Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fortification, Restoration and Enrichment of Foods

Fortification, Restoration and Enrichment of Foods
Nutrient may be added to foods by restoration or fortification. Restoration is the replacement of nutrients lost during processing to levels similar to those present in the original products.

It can be used to help prevent nutritional inadequacies in certain segments of the population.


Fortification in the addition to food of nutrients which were, originally not present in the food or which were present in nutritionally insignificant amounts.

It can be used to help correct nutritional deficiencies in specific population segments.

Enrichment, a term often used interchangeably with fortification, is the addition of nutrients to achieve concentration specified in standards of identity.
Fortification, Restoration and Enrichment of Foods
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