Micronutrient Fortified Energy Dense Food ensures that you get all of the essential micronutrients you require to stay healthy and eat well. Micronutrient Fortified Energy Dense Food adds vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B12, zinc, and iron to food products and meals to provide consumers with the most nutritional options at every meal of the day.
In low- and middle-income countries, deficiencies in one or more micronutrients, such as iron, zinc, and vitamin A, are prevalent, putting millions of people's physical and mental health at risk.
Food fortification has become increasingly popular in LMICs over the last two decades for a variety of reasons, including increased urbanisation and rising household spending power, which has resulted in a bigger proportion of the population relying on processed foods.
According to WHO mortality data, iron deficiency kills 0.8 million people per year (1.5 percent of all fatalities), whereas vitamin A deficiency kills a similar number of people, resulting in a huge number of lives lost. LSFF appears to have public health implications in both HICs and LMICs, according to a significant body of studies.
Iodine, folic acid, vitamin A, and iron fortification resulted in significant reductions in serious disease, according to a recent evaluation of 50 trials in LMICs. A number of country-level studies on the impact of food fortification on micronutrient status have given promising results.
From 2021 to 2026, the market for micronutrient fortified foods is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 6.1 percent, reaching $172.4 million in 2020. Fortified foods are foods that have been supplemented with nutrients that are not naturally present in them.
These foods are meant to boost nutrition while also providing health advantages. Because milk is frequently supplemented with vitamin D, calcium could be added to fruit juice extracts. Typical nutrient-deficiency illnesses, including as rickets and pellagra, have nearly disappeared as a result of fortified food intake, and this determinant is moving the fortified foods market forward over the forecast period of 2021-2026.
While mandatory food fortification has been used in high-income countries (HIC) to prevent micronutrient deficiencies since the 1920s in Europe and North America—when the first salt was iodized—it is still uncommon in LMICs, where food systems are failing to deliver nutritionally adequate diets due to the production and consumption of only a few major starchy food crops (maize, rice, wheat) with low micronutrient content and/or bioavailability.
The Basic Fortified Food Market accounted for the largest revenue market share in 2020, owing to people's greater proclivity for better food options notwithstanding the disaster caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Furthermore, the basic food segment is predicted to grow at the fastest CAGR of 6.4 percent from 2021 to 2026, owing to increased demand for dairy products such as yoghurt. Dairy products are also high in calcium and can aid in the prevention of vitamin D and calcium deficiencies all over the world.