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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) > for food fortification

BTC offers you a wide range of the water-soluble B-vitamins. To secure an adequate Riboflavin-level in humans and also for colouring, it is often added to different types of food products. Our technical expertise might help you by developing your end-product

Physiological importance

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is an essential micronutrient naturally found in grains, vegetables, meat and dairy products. In humans, vitamin B2 plays a central role in energy production and healthy metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. It is also needed for proper functioning of other vitamins in the human body.  Vitamin B2 is water-soluble and major losses occur during milling of grains, polishing of rice, storage in light and cooking. Therefore, fortification of staple foods with vitamin B2 is practiced in several countries. Vitamin B2 deficiency is most common in children and elderly people lacking access to a balanced diet. Some studies suggest that adequate levels of vitamin B2 are needed to support:

  • Healthy conversion of food into energy 
  • Antioxidants for a healthy immune system 
  • Healthy red blood cell formation

Properties of vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

  • two grades: Riboflavin high flow 100 and Riboflavin fine powder 
  • available in powder form
  • excellent flowability and superior dissolution properties
  • easy to handle, produces less dust and lower static charge
  • complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements

Applications of vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Riboflavin Fine Powder has been developed for the fortification of powder food products and staple food, such as flour. Because of its fine particle size, it is particularly suitable for use as colorant in powder food products or powders, which must be dissolved in water or milk prior to consumption.
Riboflavin High Flow 100 is recommended for the fortification of various food and beverage products, such as multivitamin juices, baby food, and instant-drink powders.  

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About BTC

BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium sized customers. Our product range covers selected speciality chemicals and performance polymers to a variety of industries as well as raw materials and additives for the pharma, food, animal nutrition and personal care industry. 

Our solutions for the human nutrition industry cover health ingredients like vitamins, plant sterols, carotenoids, Omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid, besides others. As food additives we offer antioxidants, emulsifiers, whipping emulsifiers, baking enzymes, functional fat powders, and lipids.