Chemistry Journal of Moldova

Industrial chemistry

IODINATION OF VEGETABLE OIL AS A METHOD FOR CORRECTING IODINE DEFFICIENCY

Author(s):

Rodica Sturza


Field: Industrial chemistry
Type: Research paper
Issue: 2006 Volume 1, no.1
Pages: 65-72
Keywords: iodine deficiency, food fortification, iodinated sunflower oil.
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DOI:
dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2006.01(1).13

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The aim of this work is the study made for obtaining iodized oil that would satisfy the requirements in iodine for human body. The sunflower oil is a product with the most important value, thus the production of oil fortified with iodine would be a cheap and accessible option. These studies indicate that lipids present an important vehicle for the fortification with iodine. Eradication of the iodine deficiency may be realized not only by injection of the iodinated oil, but also by its use as an ingredient for the formulation of different food compositions. This method, complementary with the iodinated salt, would allow the increase of the efficiency of the prophylactic undertaken measures, because is based on the use of vegetal material – sunflower oil; it is cost-efficient and does not require substantial investments.

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