Zn and Fe biofortification: the right chemical environment for human bioavailability.

@article{Clemens2014ZnAF,
  title={Zn and Fe biofortification: the right chemical environment for human bioavailability.},
  author={Stephan Clemens},
  journal={Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={225},
  pages={
          52-7
        }
}
A considerable fraction of global disease burden and child mortality is attributed to Fe and Zn deficiencies. Biofortification, i.e. the development of plants with more bioavailable Zn and Fe, is widely seen as the most sustainable solution, provided suitable crops can be generated. In a cereal-dominated diet availability of Fe and Zn for absorption by the human gut is generally low and influenced by a highly complex chemistry. This complexity has mostly been attributed to the inhibitory effect… CONTINUE READING
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