What is Rice Fortification?
Fortification is the addition of key vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Iodine, Zinc, Vitamins A & D to rice to improve their nutritional content.
What are the Benefits of Fortified Rice ?
1. Nutrients are added to rice since they are widely consumed. Thus, this is an excellent method to improve the health of a large section of the population, all at once.
2.It is safe for improving nutrition among people. The addition of micro nutrients to food does not pose a health risk to people. The quantity added is small and well under the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) and are well regulated as per prescribed standards for safe consumption.
3.It is a cost-effective Supplement food and does not require any changes in eating patterns or food habits of people. It is a socio-culturally acceptable way to deliver nutrients to people.
4.It does not alter the characteristics of the food like the taste, aroma or the texture of the food.