CEREALS: THE PITHY EXTRA HELPING OF MICRONUTRIENTS
Cereals are very popular in many countries. Particularly on the market for breakfast cereals, novel product ideas are winning over new target groups and driving growth. Our vitamin and mineral premixes give your products added health value.
In the case of cereal fortification, it’s not just the specific product characteristics and the nutrient content that play a role. The production process is equally important. Micronutrients can, for instance in the case of breakfast cereals with a filling, be worked into this filling or applied as a coating to the cereal husk. The right option depends, amongst other things, on the dosage of vitamins and minerals and the production facilities. Our micronutrient premixes are adapted to each and every application.
The choice of raw materials has a major impact on the quality of end products particularly in the case of minerals. There are already significant differences between the different forms of iron available on the market. For vitamins, however, it is heat sensitivity that is the crucial factor. In addition, there are the production parameters that we take into account when developing our customer-specific premixes.
LITTLE EXTRAS. BIG BENEFITS. WE GIVE CEREALS ADDED HEALTH VALUE.
Heart and circulation
Today, a high homocysteine level in the blood is discussed as one of the causes of arteriosclerosis that increases the risk of heart attack. The vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid are involved in homocysteine metabolism and contribute to its normal function. Beta-glucan, contained in oats, reduces the LDL cholesterol level in blood which, in turn, can lower the risk of a heart attack.
Fitness and energy
B vitamins are important for energy supply and performance. Calcium, an intracellular signalling agent, plays an important role in triggering skeletal muscle contractions. Magnesium acts as a counterpart to calcium and supports muscle relaxation. Potassium is vital for normal muscle function.
Development and growth
Iron is essential for the differentiation of specific brain cells and areas during children’s development. In addition, B vitamins assume major tasks in energy supply and stimulus transmission. A vitamin B deficiency can lead to poor concentration, weak memory capacity, fatigue and exhaustion. Vitamins B6, B12, pantothenic acid (B5) and folic acid are particularly important.
We would be delighted to develop customised solutions for your cereals – just get in touch.