A fortificant is an extra nutrient that can be added to a food product to increase its nutritional value.

Fortificants are usually added to foods for three main reasons:

  • To replace some of the nutrients lost during manufacturing and storage.
  • Added to a “substitute” food in order to compensate for a missing nutrient present in the “traditional” alternative.  A good example is vitamins A and D added to margarine, to make it similar to that found in butter.
  • Nutrients added to foods that are not normally present in that food, in order to further enrich them.

Below are a list of the fortificants that Hawkins Watts can offer. Please contact us for more information.