General

Fortified Food



Bread made with folic acid enriched flour

Which is

Fortified food is one that receives the addition of some important nutrient for health. Also called fortified food, it is used to reinforce the nutritional value of food composition and prevents the deficiency of certain nutrients. These foods are produced by food industries.

Use

This type of food is widely used in public schools, nurseries and places where the general diet of the population may be deficient in certain nutrients.

Nutrients and Uses

Generally, the following nutrients are used to enrich (fortify) foods: iron, vitamins, folic acid (in pregnant diets), Omega 3, calcium, fiber, etc.

These nutrients are usually added in flour, breads, cakes, juices, yogurts, milk, etc.