Chapter 8. Biofortification: Nutritional Security and Relevance to Human Health

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. M. N. V. Prasad

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch8

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Prasad, M. N. V. (2008) Biofortification: Nutritional Security and Relevance to Human Health, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • biofortification - nutritional security and relevance;
  • micronutrient bioavailability;
  • chromium fortification in diabetes management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Bioavailablity of Micronutrients

  • Social Acceptability of Biofortified Crops

  • Development and Distribution of the New Varieties

  • Selected Examples of Biofortified Crops Targeted by Harvestplus in Collaboration with a Consortium of International Partners

  • Selenium-Fortified Phytoproducts

  • Sources of Selenium in Human Diet

  • Selenium (Se) and Silica (Si) Management in Soils by Fly Ash Amendment

  • Chromium for Fortification Diabetes Management

  • Silica Management in Rice—Beneficial Functions

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments and Disclaimer

  • References