Micronutrient deficiency: The cause behind ‘Hidden Hunger’

Inadequate intake of essential vitamins and minerals impacts 2 billion people worldwide1, adversely affecting socio-economic potential by causing long-term effects on health, learning ability and productivity.

Nutrition lies at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, with every $1 invested in nutrition results in $16 worth of returns2. Improved nutrition may enhance maternal and child health, support stronger immune systems and reduce the risk of diseases across age groups. The global hidden hunger crisis can only be overcome through implementation of interventions addressing micronutrient deficiencies.

Vitamins A and D are essential micronutrients, with a wide range of health benefits:

Vitamin A

  • Immunity
  • Vision
  • Growth and development
  • Hair and skin

Vitamin D

  • Immunity and general wellbeing
  • Bone and joint health
  • Mental health
  • Respiratory health
  1. FAO 2013
  2. Global Nutrition Report 2017

Food fortification: Sustainable, scalable and safe

Food fortification enables delivery of nutrients in a large scale without modifying the dietary habits of the local population. It is a safe, cost-effective and efficacious means of improving the nutritional status of communities across the globe.

Fortification of staple foods such as oil provides manufacturers a competitive edge through enhancing the value of their products. Addition of micronutrient premixes is a scientifically proven and sustainable strategy to improve public health.

Our Premixes: Transforming lives with nutrition

Fermenta’s innovation has led to our value-added premixes that offer the following competitive benefits:

  • Stability: The robust stability of our premixes ensures their functionality across variants of oils.
  • Suitability: Our products are customized for oil fortification, and hence can be homogenously mixed with oil products.
  • Sensory Satisfaction: Our premixes do not affect the taste, flavour, texture or odour of your products.

Fermenta: Your premix partner

We deliver excellence

  • Quality: We comply with international regulatory certifications, and our ingredients meet the highest quality standards.
  • Consistency: We ensure that our premixes enable uniform nutrient distribution in your products.
  • Reliability: Our legacy of expertise and experience makes us a dependable partner for your premix requirements.


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