Have you ever gotten a food product that says it is “enriched” or “fortified”? What does that really mean?
Enriched Foods. Sounds like that is a good thing, right? Often foods are enriched because original nutrients were removed (usually by processing) – so food manufacturers put back the nutrients. Let’s call this “replacement”. According to the FDA, foods can claim to be enriched if the contain at least 10% more of the daily value of that nutrient that foods that are not enriched.
What are some examples of enriched foods:
Fortified Foods. This is when nutrients are just added.
Examples of fortified foods:
Milk – fortified with Vit D, Calcium
Orange Juice – fortified with calcium
Salt – Iodine was/is added to salt to help prevent goiter.
Even junk food can claim enriched or fortified – but it is still JUNK FOOD.
What is enriched and fortified foods: https://www.verywell.com/what-is-enriched-food-3496104?utm_source=emailshare&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons
Reading Food Labels: https://www.verywell.com/read-nutrition-labels-for-weight-loss-4065403
Food Education and even a free app to track healthier foods https://www.fooducate.com