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Nutritional enrichment of common salt by calcium fortification.

Rama Rao, G. and Desikachar, H. S. R. and Subrahmanyan, V. (1958) Nutritional enrichment of common salt by calcium fortification. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 17C. pp. 206-207.

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IT HAS BEEN SHOWN EARLIER THAT THE calcium present to the extent of 0-2-0.4 per cent in common salt is nutritionally availablel. This becomes significant when it is reckoned that the intake of salt by rice eaters is of the order of about 25 g. per day2, and thus the contribution of salt to dietary calcium amounts to 50-100 mg. per day. Since calcium is the major dietary deficiency of the average rice eater, the fortification of his diet with mineral supplements rich in calcium is a prime necessity. In this context, the idea of using common salt as a vehicle for carrying extra calcium suggested itself and the problem was, therefore, investigated in detail. The results of studies on the compatibility of different calcium salts as enrichers to common salt without interfering with its edible or keeping quality and the availability of the added calcium for purposes of growth and promoting calcium balance have been presented in this note.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: common salt, Nutritional availability, enriched salt
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 04:43
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2012 04:43
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4736

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