Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences


Iron enriched fruit bars and candies


Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences

Focus Area:

Food Technology

Developing Agency:

CSIR - Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT)

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Brief Description

Description :

Deficiency of micronutrient iron is a major health concern in India. According to National Family Health Survey 4 (2015-16), 58% children below age 6 and 53% of women of reproductive age between 18 and 49 years are anaemic due to iron deficiency. CSIR-IHBT has developed cost-effective technology for production of ready to eat (RTE) foods to address iron deficiency by providing a minimum of 20% recommended dietary allowances (RDA) of micronutrients