Microencapsulated source of iron for an easy fortification
Iron is important because of its role in the formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen through the blood to the rapidly growing cells and tissues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), iron deficiency is recognized as the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world.
While food fortification is generally considered the best approach for eradicating iron deficiency, there are some technical issues associated due to the chemical reactivity of iron species, often resulting in objectionable organoleptic changes, reduced bioavailability and challenging incorporation in final products.
Microencapsulation is currently the leading solution to overcome these technical limitations via protecting iron throughout processing of fortified foods.
Lipofer® is a water dispersible micronized source of iron that has been microencapsulated to enhance iron absorption and to reduce undesirable organoleptic attributes, thus enabling the fortification of various types of foods and dietary supplements.
Lipofer can be applied to milk and dairy products, dietary supplements, bakery products, confections, cereal bars, beverages, etc.