The characteristics such as appearance, taste, texture, flavour and shelf life of the edible oils remain unaffected by the process of fortification. Hence it acts as a perfect medium to provide the nutrients to our body to combat deficiencies. We fortify oils and fats with essential micronutrients that would improve the quality of edible oil thereby making it relevant in addressing micronutrient deficiencies. All kinds of edible oils (soybean, palm olein, groundnut, cotton seed and mustard) can be fortified with micronutrients.
The micronutrients used for the fortification of oil are as below:
Some applications of interest are as follows:
Soya bean Oil
Wheat Germ Oil
Disclaimer: Micronutrient premixes formulated and added for Staple Food Fortification are governed by FSSAI. Above staple food processing application products are as per Food Safety Standards Authority of India regulations on Staple Food Fortification dated 3rd August 2018 Gazette number F. No. 11/03/Reg/Fortification/2014