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Food Fortification

Food Fortification
 

The most efficient way of preventing and treating iron deficiency anemia is through the fortification of food products with a form of iron that is readily absorbed by the body.

The main challenge in food fortification with iron is avoiding undesirable color and flavor changes, which render the fortified food unpalatable. Other known drawbacks of iron fortification in food are metallic taste and teeth staining.

AkzoNobel's Ferric Sodium EDTA, Ferrazone, has been proven to be both safe and effective in reducing iron deficiency, even in inhibitory diets. Additionally, it is relatively "food-friendly" due to the binding of the iron to the EDTA ligand. Therefore Ferrazone is able to effectively enrich iron-poor diets without undesirable effects like bad taste and stained teeth.