Nestlé Nigeria has re-launched Golden Morn, a maize and soya cereal, now fortified with Grainsmart.
Grainsmart is a blend of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C and Iron.
The Managing Director, Nestlé Nigeria Plc, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, disclosed that the company manufactures and markets a range of products, including Golden Morn, which is produced in Nigeria with 100% locally sourced agricultural raw and packaging materials.
“We keep working to make our portfolio healthier and tastier. One of the ways we do this is by fortifying our products with micronutrients to help address under-nutrition. With the addition of grainsmart, a serving of the new Golden Morn provides 25percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Iron among other key micronutrients,” he said.
In his remarks at the product re-launch, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono commended Nestlé Nigeria Plc for being a key stakeholder and partner of the Ministry in producing and supplying quality and nutritious products towards the reduction of malnutrition in Nigeria.
Nanono, who was represented by the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture, Mrs. Karima Babangida, said that the re-launch of the product was a typical private sector investment that would contribute to greatly reducing malnutrition and boosting the economy and encourage more private sector investments in the production and marketing of bio-fortified foods and other micro-nutrient-rich commodities.