Authorised EU health claims for proteins, meat and fish

U. Arens,    Freelance nutrition writer, UK


Meat and fish are popular and important contributors to many nutrients in the European diet. They are a significant and reliable source of protein in average diets, and also have a nutrient profile that makes them valuable sources of particular vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Meat contains iron in a form which is well absorbed (haem iron), and meat also contributes to iron nutrition by enhancing the absorption of iron from other foods. The EFSA Committee issued a positive opinion for health claims for meat and fish in relation to iron absorption, and for protein in relation to bone health and muscle growth and maintenance, and these ...

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