Delivering Micronutrients to Prevent Malnutrition in India
Rice, a staple food for most people in India, may also hold the key to solving the nation’s malnutrition challenge. Ultra Rice is PATH's micronutrient delivery system that packs vitamins and minerals into rice-shaped grains. Mixing Ultra Rice with regular rice produces a nutritious product that is almost identical in smell, taste and flavor to plain rice. Aided by a $1.5 million grant from the Abbott Fund, Abbott scientists are working with the nonprofit PATH to optimize Ultra Rice technology in ways that reduce costs while improving nutritional value.