Food Fortification

Sugar Fortification

Sugar is composed mainly of sucrose and is derived from different sources, e.g. sugarcane and sugar beet. It has been debated whether a diet high in sugars, especially refined sugars, is good for human health. However, if not consumed excessively, sugar serves as a good vehicle for fortification as it is an important part of the everyday human diet in most parts of the world, making food more palatable and providing food energy. Due to this, fortification of sugar with vitamins and minerals is a common method to combat micronutrient malnutrition. The fortification of sugar with vitamins, for e.g. vitamin A, is one of the safest, most efficacious, and most cost-effective interventions to prevent and control vitamin A deficiency.

We offer specialized vitamin A powders, highly suitable for different sugar fortification applications. The particle size of the vitamin A of respective powders ensures a homogenous distribution in sugar. Stabilized by a proprietary tocopherol-based antioxidant system, our dry vitamin A palmitate powders perform above market standard in fortified bulk as well as in table sugar.

The concentration of the vitamin A to use in both the premix and fortified sugar can be determined with the following calculator:

Download our flyer for more information and technical guidance:

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