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Are foods that contain added nutrients considered "enriched"?

It depends. Food labels may claim that the product is "enriched" with protein, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, or potassium, provided that the product meets the requirements in FDA's regulation for nutrient content claims using the term "enriched."  A food that is labeled as “enriched” with a nutrient must contain at least 10 percent more of the Daily Value of that nutrient than a food of the same type that is not enriched. Also, some products are labeled as "enriched" because they meet FDA’s definition for a type of food with a name that includes that term (such as enriched bread or enriched rice). For example, a product labeled as "enriched flour" must contain specified amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, and iron.

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