Food fortification is an important nutrition intervention to fight micronutrient deficiencies and to reduce their incidence in many low- and middle-income countries. Food fortification approaches experienced a significant rise in the recent years and have generated a lot of criticism. The present review aimed to shed light on the actual effect of food fortification approaches on the reduction of malnutrition. A set of 100 articles and reports, which have dealt with the impact of food fortification on malnutrition, were included in this review. This review identified a broad selection of local raw materials suitable for a food-to-food fortification approach.
- food fortification
- micronutrient deficiencies