Fortification for Nutrition
Fortification for nutrition
Fortification – also known as food enrichment – is a process by which nutrients are added to food to increase its nutrition content.
Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding, or modern biotechnology. Biofortification aims to increase nutrient levels in crops during plant growth rather than through manual means during processing of the crops.
The Black and Purple Wheat are bio-fortified with Anthocyanins which are kind of Antioxidants. Additionally, it has higher protein, zinc and iron as compared to normal conventional wheat while lesser carbohydrates and fats.
It is completely different from genetically modified food and thus foods which are biofortified are Non GMO. Genetically modified food involves breeding and modification of genetics while biofortification involves artificial breeding without necessarily modifying the genetics.
Black and Purple Wheat are biofortified and Non GMO, thus are completely safe and in fact extremely healthy to consume.