Sodium iron EDTA complex of iron, the body absorption rate of the human body without side effects, on the other nutrients in food is not adversely affected. After adding iron enhancer fortified soy sauce will not cause excessive, in terms of quality, color and flavor and so did not change, bio-absorption rate, to improve the incidence of anemia in our population a significant effect.
Iron-fortified soy sauce is added sodium iron EDTA (EDTA iron sodium), which is a chelate of iron, no iron smell, taste does not change the sauce. Sodium iron EDTA added to flour in the food compared to ferrous sulfate, the absorption rate is more than double the ferrous sulfate. According to experts, Chinese dietary iron intake is not low, but the absorption rate is very low, only around 3%, mainly due to people eating vegetable foods, which contain phytic acid inhibited iron absorption. The sauce added effect of phytic acid from sodium iron EDTA can increase iron absorption by the body.