from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substance, such as a vitamin or mineral, that is essential in minute amounts for the proper growth and metabolism of a living organism.
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- n. A mineral, vitamin or other substance that is essential, even in very small quantities, for growth or metabolism
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- n. a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)
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For example, we are working with local manufacturers in countries such as South Africa and Bangladesh to provide fortified foods and nutritional supplements to those that suffer from hidden hunger, also known as micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) deficiency.
To address this issue, various home fortification options have been developed such as micronutrient powders that can be added directly to food.
Raisins are an excellent source of boron, a micronutrient which is gaining more attention for its role in bone health, especially in regards to women.
In many regions of the ocean the productivity of microscopic plants, called phytoplankton, that form the base of the marine food web and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is limited by the availability of the 'micronutrient' iron, which is essential for their growth.
Vaccines join other proven measures, such as micronutrient supplements, oral rehydration therapy, and community delivery of antibiotics, that form an integrated approach to child health and have already brought much progress.
On this big stage, leaders shared successes ranging from sustainable green technology in remote regions of the world to simple micronutrient solutions to improve the health and well-being of generations.
While it may not be widely known as one of the greatest Canadian inventions, there can be no doubt the impact micronutrient Sprinkles are having on lives and communities the world over, and its impact will only continue to grow, fortifying the future.
The micronutrient powder -- also known as "Sprinkles" -- developed by Dr. Zlotkin and his team in Toronto is available in small sachets, costing less than five cents per package, and formulated to meet a child's daily micronutrient requirements.
In 1997, Stanley Zlotkin at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, responded to this challenge by building a team that would ultimately develop the world's first micronutrient powders designed for low income populations across the developing world.
Throughout the world, micronutrient deficiencies are a significant cause of illness and death.