Babyfood, cereal, rice, dry fortified

Fun Facts

  1. Fortified cereals can be a beneficial way to consume the recommended daily amounts of vitamins and minerals. The variety of options and flavors available make it easier to find a fortified cereal for every taste and diet preference.
  2. Two well-known names in ready-to-eat cereals are General Mills and Kellogg’s. Both companies produce a wide array of options, including gluten-free alternatives.
  3. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ definition of “fortified” is the addition of vitamins and minerals to a food product that were not originally in the food. The fortification of food began in the 1920s as a way to address nutritional deficiencies. Some examples are iodine in salt, vitamin D in milk and iron in cereal. Vitamins and minerals are expressed as the percent of daily value on nutrition facts labels.
  4. Within the General Mills brand, Total contains 100 percent of DV for 12 essential vitamins and minerals. Wheaties, Cheerios and Fiber One contain 10 percent to 50 percent of DV for the same essential vitamins and minerals.

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