Enriched flour is flour with specific nutrients returned to it that have been lost while being prepared. These restored nutrients include iron and B vitamins (folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine). Calcium may also be supplemented. The purpose of enriching flour is to replenish the nutrients in the flour to match the nutritional status of the unrefined product. This differentiates enrichment from fortification, which is the process of introducing new nutrients to a food.
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... There has been a lot of controversy regarding the benefits of enriched flour in relation to those of whole wheat flour ... Although enriched flour does contain the similar amounts of vitamins as the unrefined flour products, it does not have the same nutritional benefits of whole wheat flour ... During the production of white enriched flour, a lot of the fiber-containing components (the bran and germ) are reduced or removed ...
... During the process of making flour nutrients are lost ... nutrients are replaced during refining and the result is "enriched flour" ...
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