The Consumer Education Project of Milk SA

What is fortified milk?

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Fortified milk is milk to which specific nutrients (vitamin D, folic acid, iron, protein) have been added. In South Africa, fresh milk is normally not fortified. Some UHT products in the retail market may be fortified.

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Fortified milk is milk that has been enriched with specific nutrients. The choice of added nutrients is based mostly on common dietary deficiencies seen in specific consumer categories, such as the elderly, women during pregnancy or growing children.

In South Africa, fresh milk is currently (Jan 2018) not fortified, although typical fortifications elsewhere in the world include folic acid, vitamin D, iron or protein.

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