Studies on the fortification of cane sugar with iron and ascorbic acid.

  title={Studies on the fortification of cane sugar with iron and ascorbic acid.},
  author={P B Disler and Steven R. Lynch and R W Charlton and Thomas H. Bothwell and Roderick B. Walker and Frank Mayet},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={34 1},
1. The feasibility of improving iron nutrition by fortifying cane sugar with Fe and ascorbic acid was studied. 2. It was found to be possible to add a number of Fe salts together with ascorbic acid to sugar without affecting its appearance or storage properties. 3. The absorption of Fe from fortified sugar eaten with maize-meal porridge or made into jam or biscuits was measured in ninety-four volunteer multiparous Indian women using the 59-Fe erythrocyte utlization method. 4. The absorption of… CONTINUE READING


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