AB-Biotics received a patent from China for its functional ingredient AB-Fortis, an encapsulated iron solution that provides the recommended daily amount (RDA) of iron in one dose. AB-Biotics already received patents from Russia, Nigeria and Mexico.
The patent protects the iron-fortified food ingredient and its production method based on the microencapsulation of iron in an alginate matrix. The product in solid microcapsule form can fortify hydrated and dehydrated foods. Among fortified foods, the patent particularly relates to a yogurt, milk, beverages and meat emulsions. Read more