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Enriched Food


Updated February 15, 2014

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White bread is an example of an enriched food.

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Definition: An enriched food is a food to which nutrients have been added. Typically, the added nutrients were present in the food in its original form, but were removed at some point during processing. White bread -- to which certain vitamins are added after the bleaching process depletes them -- is a commonly-consumed enriched food.

Examples: Pasta made with enriched white flour is an enriched food.

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