Iron biofortification in the 21st century: setting realistic targets, overcoming obstacles, and new strategies for healthy nutrition.

@article{Vasconcelos2017IronBI,
  title={Iron biofortification in the 21st century: setting realistic targets, overcoming obstacles, and new strategies for healthy nutrition.},
  author={Marta Wilton de Vasconcelos and Wilhelm Gruissem and Navreet K Bhullar},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
  year={2017},
  volume={44},
  pages={8-15}
}
Plant-based foods offer a wide range of nutrients that are essential for human and animal health. Among these nutrients, iron stands out as one of the most important micronutrients. Increasing the iron content in many staple and non-staple plant foods continues to be a goal of many scientists around the world. However, the success of such initiatives has sometimes fallen short of their expected targets. In this review we highlight the most recent and promising results that have contributed to… CONTINUE READING