Advertisement

Why does the FDA require that certain foods be fortified with niacin?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires the addition of certain micronutrients to processed grain foods such as breads, corn meal, flour, macaroni and rice to compensate for the loss of these nutrients during flour bleaching and processing. The typical micronutrients added to enrich cereal grains are thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, iron and folic acid. For niacin, the legally required enrichment amount is 15-34 mg/pound, which provides 8-15% of the adult daily value per serving, depending on the food. Breakfast cereals are often fortified to much higher levels, up to 100% of the adult daily value for niacin in a single serving.

Continue Learning about Vitamin B3 Niacin

Why are flour products enriched with niacin?
Niacin is one of five nutrients (together with thiamin, riboflavin, iron and folate) whose addition ...
More Answers
What should I avoid while taking nicotinamide?
What should I avoid while taking nicotinamide? Nicotinamide may interact with antibiotics, antifunga...
More Answers
What is the best way to take vitamin B3?
If you are taking vitamin B3 on a regular basis, try to take it at the same time every day - prefera...
More Answers
What is the difference between Nicotinamide and Niacin?
Nicotinamide does not cause the side effect of flushing associated with Niacin. Find out more about ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.