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From: The development of a novel ferric phytate compound for iron fortification of bouillons (part I)

Figure 4

Bioaccessibility of iron from fortified vegetable bouillon in a simulated gastrointestinal digestion coupled to the Caco-2/HepG2 cell model. In these experiments, the whole digests without centrifugation was added to the cells to more closely mimic the reality. Two controls are presented; the baseline, which is the ferritin levels in untreated cells and the control bouillon, which is the ferritin levels in cells treated with unfortified vegetable bouillon digests. The cellular iron exposure was 100 µM of iron from the digested fortified bouillon samples. Experiments were conducted at least in quadruplicate and replicated once to generate eight or more observations per treatment. Data are presented as means ± SD (n = 2). The letters (af) indicate significant differences between the treatments at p < 0.05.

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