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The deliberate addition of specific nutrients to foods as a means of providing the population with an increased level of intake. Generally synonymous with enrichment, supplementation, and restoration; in the USA enrichment is used to mean the addition to foods of nutrients that they do not normally contain, while fortification is the restoration of nutrients lost in processing. See also enrichment; nutrification; restoration; wine, fortified.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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