NUTRITION CORNER: Multinutrient-fortified margarine soon to hit market

A new healthier margarine is coming out.  The Minola Food Corporation in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), has developed multinutrient-fortified Minola Margarine.

This savory margarine is delicious whether spread on bread, topped on rice or used for cooking. This margarine is fortified with vitamin A, vitamin B1, folic acid, calcium and zinc. It can provide added energy and keep you alert.

This margarine is unique because it is fortified with calcium and zinc not found in other fortified margarines. Calcium helps strengthen bones. Zinc aides in the body’s immune function and proper wound healing.

Minola margarine was launched last July 7, 2010 during the annual FNRI Seminar Series, the yearly event that features completed researches and new food products of the Institute.

A daily serving of 100 grams fortified Minola margarine gives 33 percent of vitamin A, 50 percent of vitamin B1, 25 percent of folic acid, 1 percent of calcium, 15 percent of zinc, and 22 percent of iodine, based on the Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake (RENI) for these nutrients.

The margarine also provides 330 calories, 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of fat per serving, and 45 milligrams of sodium per 100 gram serving.#