AB-Fortis®- Encapsulated iron by Frutarom Health
The intake of iron every day is essential to avoid iron deficiency, the most prevalent nutritional deficiency. This can be prevented by increasing iron intake via food fortification. The biggest iron fortification challenges in food processing are metallic taste, high reactivity (oxidation) and unpleasant gastro-intestinal tract side-effects.
These disadvantages are successfully overcome by the use of AB-Fortis® microencapsulated iron.
This microencapsulated iron ingredient allows the fortification of foods without changing the appearance, palatability or taste of these fortified foods.
AB-Fortis is stable to high pressures and temperatures, therefore staying intact during processing. In addition, the encapsulation protects oxidation-sensitive ingredients such as vitamins and fatty acids from oxidation.
AB-Fortis is highly bioavailable as shown by a human clinical study on bioavailability.
AB-Fortis is produced by a patented manufacturing process, which provides stable encapsulation that leads to a minimal release of free iron in the food matrix. The spherical gelation of Ferric saccharate by calcium alginate results in a microencapsulated iron salt with a high (40%) content of iron.
40% iron (as Ferric Saccharate)