Evaluation of iron bioavailability in infant weaning foods fortified with haem concentrate

Carmen Martinez, Tom Fox, John Eagles, Susan Fairweather-Tait

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Abstract

Nutritional iron deficiency in infants over 4 months of age is one of the most common deficiency disorders. Dietary iron is comprised of non-haem and haem iron, the latter being absorbed by a separate pathway and more efficiently than non-haem iron. Fortification of infant weaning foods is one of the strategies adopted for preventing iron deficiency and the aim of this project was to examine the potential use of haem iron concentrate as a fortificant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

Keywords

  • Absorption
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Biological Availability
  • Female
  • Ferrous Compounds
  • Food, Fortified
  • Heme
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Food
  • Iron
  • Iron Isotopes
  • Male
  • Milk, Human
  • Weaning

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