Applications: Nutritionally enriched products (drinks, bars, capsules) Function: Boost Origin: Pork Benefits: Clean label, Iron fortification
In addition to containing a high amount of iron, QBoost Pork Heme Iron is absorbed very well by the human body because the iron is attached to the heme protein. This is what makes heme iron more beneficial than alternative sources of iron, as well as more versatile in its usages.
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QBoost Pork Heme Iron can be used in a wide range of applications that require an iron fortification ingredient. Being high in protein (92%) and low in moisture, it is easy to use in dry and semi-dry applications. Thanks to its perfect solubility, QBoost Pork Heme Iron can also be used in liquids and drinks. Common applications include:
- Powdered capsules
- Bars or tablets
- Liquid nutrition applications e.g. sports drinks
- 100% natural
- From animal source (pork)
- Better bioavailability than mineral and plant sources of iron
- Absorption rate 1.5 to 3 times higher than that of non-heme iron
- Perfect solubility
- Heme iron attached to protein
- Dual functionality: both iron & protein fortification
- Excellent for oral supplementation of iron in food
Interested in our QBoost Pork Heme Iron leaflet?