Riboflavin in Nutrition, Food Processing, and Analysis - A Review

Jennifer L. Golbach, Steven C. Ricke, Corliss A. O'Bryan, Philip G. Crandall


Riboflavin is an essential micronutrient in the human diet. Because riboflavin is water soluble and not stored in appreciable amounts in the body, sources of riboflavin must be constantly consumed. In the United States many cereal grains are being fortified with riboflavin. In this review we briefly discuss the chemistry of riboflavin, the role of riboflavin in nutrition and health, effects of food processing and storage and means of measuring riboflavin in food and animal feeds.


riboflavin, micronutrient, vitamin B1

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jfr.v3n6p23


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