What is the shelf life of fortified rice kernels?

The shelf life of fortified rice kernels is between 3 months and 2 years. Among the influencing factors are type of rice (milled or parboiled), the type of iron used, 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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