ACTION F/17/353/1 Iron Rich Ingredient

Iron Rich Ingredient.

Our client, a global food and beverage manufacturer, is looking to identify ingredients that are naturally iron rich.

The primary needs are:

  • Ingredients or technologies that help enhance the iron content of food products.
  • All ingredients must be naturally rich in iron.
  • All ingredients must be vegetarian.
  • All ingredients must be in the form of a free flowing powder or similar.

Key considerations:

  • Permitted for use in food.
  • Fortified ingredients will not be considered.
  • Ideally the iron should be in the ferric form and non-heme.

Ingredients and technologies at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7+ will be prioritised.  However, those that can achieve TRL 9 within a 2-year horizon will be considered.


All solutions must be submitted to Technology Scout (, with a subject line ACTION ref:  F17/353/1 Iron detailing:

  • A summary of the process or technology.
  • Any technical or application limitations.
  • Commercial availability.
  • Summary of validation in food and drink application.
  • Contact details.

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