A Novel Form of Iron for Fortification of Foods

Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have discovered a new and innovative way of fortifying food and drinks with bioavailable iron. They combined protein nanofibrils with iron nanoparticles to form a substance that can be administered in powder or liquid form, and easily mixed into food, without the undesirable changes in taste, smell, or color that often come with iron supplements. Initial testing showed that the new iron compound was effective in reducing iron deficiency and anemia, was easily digested, and came without adverse side effects.

Science Daily, April 2017