Beverage Fortification 101 — Food Science in the News

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of options in the beverage aisle of a supermarket? When I was a kid, my options were simple: milk, juice, soda, coffee, water, or sports drinks. Now, with the whole wide world of fortified beverages that are designed to accomplish much more than hydration, wouldn’t it be great if someone could recap this plethora of options?

Donna Berry, contributing editor for Food Business News, provides this fortification recap. The overview of where fortification started and the array of current beverage fortification options can be found in the article, “Fortifying Beverages to Fill Nutritional Gaps”.

In this article, Ms Berry covers the following:

♦Origins of fortification

♦Fortified beverages versus Functional Beverages

♦The goal behind fortifying with antioxidants

♦Popular antioxidant fortifications (Vit C, Vit E, matcha, and more)

♦Common vitamin fortifications and a brief explanation of the role of those vitamins and minerals in the body

♦The benefits of fortifying with essential fatty acids and fiber

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