Determination of Natural Nutritional Content of Rice and Pearl Millet.
Hidden hunger is caused by a lack of micronutrients - vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin A, Zinc and Iron) which are essential to good health. Micronutrient malnourishment can cause stunting and blindness in children and can lower IQ as well as increasing risks for mothers and infants during childbirth and lowering resistance to disease in both children and adults.
The Energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) analyser X-Supreme8000 can screen whole grain rice samples for concentration of iron and zinc.
EDXRF is faster and more cost efficient with the low cost of around 2 cents per sample compared to around $20 with current analytical methods.