Increased iron bioavailability from lactic-fermented vegetables is likely an effect of promoting the formation of ferric iron (Fe3+)

  • Nathalie Scheers, Lena Rossander-Hulthen, +1 author Ann-Sofie Sandberg
  • Published 2016 in European journal of nutrition
  • DOI:10.1007/s00394-015-0857-6
BACKGROUND Lactic fermentation of foods increases the availability of iron as shown in a number of studies throughout the years. Several explanations have been provided such as decreased content of inhibitory phytate, increased solubility of iron, and increased content of lactic acid in the fermented product. However, to our knowledge, there are no data to… (More)