Taiyo, Minneapolis, has harnessed its suite of ingredient technologies to develop SunActive Fe to ensure toddlers get sufficient dietary iron. Iron typically has an unappealing metallic taste and may cause digestive upset. For formulators, there also have been concerns about bioavailability.
The product has been clinically proven to have high bioavailability, according to the company. It also has been recommended by the World Health Organization as an ideal iron fortificant, and identified by the European Food Safety Authority as a source of iron in its approved health claims.
Additionally, the ingredient is mild on the gastrointestinal system, due to its unique delivery system, and has no metallic taste. It won’t change the color or stability of products in which it is used. It is also stable against heat, salt, pH and oxidation. It is ideal for children’s cereals to rice and dairy products.