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Figure 5

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

Figure 5

Bioaccessibility of iron from fortified chicken bouillon after 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. The cellular exposure was 100 µM of iron from the digested fortified bouillon samples. Two controls are presented; the baseline, which is the ferritin levels in untreated cells and the control, which is the ferritin levels in cells treated with unfortified chicken bouillon digests. The experiments were conducted in quadruplicates and replicated three times to generate 12 observations per treatment. Data are presented as means ± SD (n = 3). The letters (af) indicate significant differences between the treatments at p < 0.05.

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