The Spanish biotech company AB-Biotics has launched a new food ingredient, called AB-Fortis, which prevents iron deficiency. AB-Fortis provides the recommended daily amount of iron in a single dose, without the metallic taste or other common side effects of iron fortification in foods, such as heartburn or nausea. The product is a patented micro-encapsulation system consisting of a calcium alginate matrix that holds and protects a salt of iron (III) inside. This capsule is stable under high temperatures and pressures, so it can be easily incorporated into food processing, including fat-rich matrices such as milk or yogurt without oxidation. It can also be incorporated into nutritional supplements containing iron and vitamins.
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