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Micronutrients: Zinc

Determined to be an essential nutrient for humans in 1963, zinc is an antioxidant and trace mineral that we need to consume daily, since our bodies cannot store it. Zinc primarily is involved in supporting

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Micronutrients: Selenium

Essential to many of the body’s regulatory and metabolic functions, selenium is part of at least 25 proteins called selenoproteins, many of which are oxidant defense enzymes. Roles in health Selenium is involved in reproduction,

July-August 2017

Humectants and Anticaking Agents

Processed foods that sit on supermarket shelves for a while would deteriorate if certain food additives were not included. Humectants and anticaking agents contribute to consumer expectations for quality and performance of favorite foods if certain