Fortification

What is Rice Fortification :

Fortified rice kernels are extruded rice-shaped kernels prepared with a mix of vitamins and minerals.

Manufacturing Process:

Extrusion: A dough made from rice flour, broken rice kernels, and a mixture of vitamins and minerals is passed through an extruder to make fortified rice-shaped kernels. See video in English for an extrusion demonstration.

What is the shelf life of fortified rice kernels?

The shelf life of fortified rice kernels is between 3 months to 2 years.

MAJOR FACTORS INFLUENCING shelf life of FRK includes type of rice, type of iron, and whether the rice is fortified with one or multiple nutrients.

General Benefits of Fortification:

  • The health of a large section of the population is improved at a time.
  • It does not replace the characteristics of the food.
  • This is a cost-effective method.
  • This process is beneficial for urban area’s people that they don’t have time to invest in health.
  • It does not require any changes in eating patterns or food habits of people.
  • Rice Fortification can also be a replacement to supplementary pills for iron, folic acid, vitamin B12, etc.
 
     
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