would improve iron absorption substantially, and eliminate the need for high vitamin C levels to facilitate iron absorption. (In the same review, an increase in vitamin C content was not recommended because the moisture content of commodities had been shown to promote destruction of vitamin C. It was recommended that the manufacturers' capability to lower the moisture content of the commodities be examined.) Unlike ferrous fumarate, an iron-EDTA chelate would not contribute to the oxidation of ascorbic acid during storage.
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