Making India Healthy and Stronger by Fortification of Rice (FRK)
Rice is the most common food in Indian diet but unfortunately, it contains very little nutrition and doesn’t meet the daily nutritional requirement of body. We at Oliria Foods through innovation, adaptation and technological refinement and a focus to produce nutritious products that are both healthy and affordable to meet India’s nutritional requirement.
Oliria FRK is revolutionizing the rice value chain in India and around the world so that everyone has access to quality, nutritious, and affordable rice. Our Fortified rice kernels are enriched in Iron, Zinc, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 & B12 which are most essential minerals and vitamins required to complete your daily micronutrient demand and also helps in deficiency of vitamins and minerals that are often overlooked.
WHAT IS FORTIFICATION : Fortification is the practice of deliberately increasing the content of an essential micronutrient, i.e. vitamins and minerals (including trace elements) in a food, so as to improve the nutritional quality of the food supply and provide a public health benefit with minimal risk to health.
INDIA AND MALNUTRITION : As per recent survey, 14 % of INDIA’S population is undernourished and due to the this the bane of child and maternal malnutrition is responsible for 15 % of total India’s disease burden. To conquer and remove the malnutrition in India government of India has pushed the scheme to fortify food products with essential vitamins and minerals so that each and every one can get proper diet specially children’s who are future of the country.
WHY FORTIFICATION OF RICE : India is the leading producer of rice in the world, it produces 22% of the world rice and 60% of India’s population consumes rice on daily basis. Fortification of rice with minerals and vitamins makes possible to help India’s population to consume the required nutrition as the most essential nutrients are lost from it during the milling and polishing process. Fortification of rice is a cost effective and is a significant strategy to address malnutrition deficiency in the country.
Rice fortification is a two-step process. The first step is the production of Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK). Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK) can be manufactured using two processes that are stable under different storage conditions, preparation methods, and cooking techniques, and that are acceptable to consumers which are Extrusion & Coating.