Posted by: shoji | August 28, 2007

Fortified junk food

Adding nutrients to junk food does not make it healthy. Of course, nutrient supplementation does not address the obesity epidemic.

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Healthy nachos?

It may seem an oxymoron, but that’s the goal of Columbia’s Martek Biosciences, which yesterday said it will begin adding a nutritional supplement to a new cheese sauce that is made by a Texas company and marketed to schools nationwide.

The substance being added to the cheese is a long-chain, omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). It is typically found in fish and human breast milk.

In the deal announced yesterday, Ricos Products of San Antonio is adding Martek’s life’sDHA to large cans of a cheese sauce that is also fortified with calcium and iron, and free of trans fat, saturated fat, gluten and cholesterol.

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