Vitamin D bread could help solve insufficiency problem

Emily E. Hohman, Connie M. Weaver

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There have been several recent reports of a widespread vitamin D insufficiency epidemic. With few naturally rich food sources of vitamin D available, new vitamin D-rich foods are needed. As a widely consumed staple food, bread is an ideal candidate for fortification. Vitamin D3 fortified bread has been shown to effectively increase vitamin D status in humans. Additionally, bread made with naturally vitamin D-rich yeast was shown to improve vitamin D status and bone properties in growing rats. Therefore, vitamin D-rich bread could become an important new food source of vitamin D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-25
Number of pages2
JournalAgro Food Industry Hi-Tech
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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