Cookies with iron

Cookies with high iron content to pregnant and children

This project will develop a tasty cookie with high iron content, which can be included in the diet of children and pregnant women to prevent anemia. The goal of the new recipe is to produce a cookie with a high content of iron that can cover daily needs. The cookie will be a brand new and unique product on the market.

Many children and pregnant women in developing countries suffer from anemia, as they get too little iron in their diet. Low iron content in the blood means that you do not form enough red blood cells, and as a result, you get tired and unwell. Animal blood contains iron that can be extracted and used as a substitute for egg whites in baked goods.

Sera-Scandia is a company that produces freeze-dried blood plasma, which can replace egg whites in cookie production, and thereby, increase the content of iron in the cookie.

The development of the pre-mix product will take place in collaboration with Aarhus University, Danish Technological Institute, and other external consultants with relevant knowledge related to product development. 

Based on a test run that took place in Peru in collaboration with the company Fouscas, the project concludes that there is a need to develop a new recipe, which can be added to an even higher content of hemoglobin while giving a tastier product. Therefore, the project initiated development work with Palsgaard to develop its finished pre-mix to produce cookies. 

This is a PIVØ-project (Partnershipdriven innovation for emerging markets in East Africa”), supported by The European Regional Development Fund.

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