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New polymer-coated vitamins, minerals could fight malnutrition in low-income communities

from Science Magazine

Every year, 2 million children die because they don’t get enough vitamins and minerals. Now, researchers have fortified corn grain and other staple foods with essential micronutrients by encapsulating them in a biocompatible polymer made of a food additive. The coating prevents the nutrients from degrading during storage or cooking and it may help people better absorb them. more

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