Rice is the world’s second most commonly consumed cereal grain. In recent years, rice fortification technology has evolved. As a result, rice fortification at scale is gaining momentum as a feasible and cost-effective strategy to address micronutrient deficiencies. To date, about 15 countries have introduced rice fortification on either a mandatory or a voluntary basis, embedded in social safety nets, or at limited scale through trials. This article provides an overview of technological challenges for rice fortification and explores rice fortification technologies available to produce fortified rice. It also discusses the use of potential fortificants (vitamins and minerals).
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