Today’s Word: enrich

September 6, 2017 =========

☆  enrich  栄養価を高める


When you enrich something you improve its quality, usually by adding something to it. These days, in Australia, so many foods have been enriched with various nutrients to make them “better for us” that I really wonder if it’s true. In Australia, the most common foods that are enriched are things like bread and milk.

The crazy thing is that the foods lose vitamins during food processing, so they are enriched with the vitamins that they originally had, but then lost when it was made – so for example, turning wheat into flour loses vitamins and nutrients, so the bread needs to be enriched with these lost vitamins again… Maybe a better solution would be to find a different way to process the foods??

What do you think of these foods that have been enriched?