Enriched and fortified foods provide consumers with needed nutrients. What trends affect formulation and the market, and how is the grain-based foods industry responding with initiatives and new products?

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Starch The secret weapon

- Take another look at resistant starch when working to boost the dietary fiber content of baked foods and snacks.

Problems with protein

- When formulating baked goods with extra protein, bakers need to be aware of pitfalls that can make high-protein products difficult to machine.

Applications for malt extract

- Derived from barley, an ancient grain, malt extract carries a modern message about nutrition.

Corn masa gets a folic boost

- The Food and Drug Administration approved folic acid fortification of corn masa flour.

Organic, muscled up glutens and starches

- Vital wheat gluten and wheat starches, certified organic, supply the boost.
Setting the stage