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