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Scientists develop double fortified salt to fight anemia

05 April 2012

BHAVNAGAR: Scientists at the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, have developed double fortified salt (DFS), which they believe will be a boon for those suffering from iron deficiency or anemia.

“We have developed an innovative route for fortification of salt with iodine and iron using inorganic matrix compound which exhibits white colour and retains its concentration intact over a long period of time. The salt has been tested for its stability under varying climatic conditions and the nutrients are found to be quite stable even under extreme atmospheric conditions,” Dr P K Ghosh, director, CSMCRI, told TOI…….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Scientists-develop-double-fortified-salt-to-fight-anemia/articleshow/12549601.cms

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Written by csirindia

April 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

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