what is enriched food

A comestible/food product to which various nutrients—e.g., vitamins and minerals—have been added to compensate for essential nutrients removed by refinement

A processed food that has lost nutrients during milling, grinding, pasteurization, or other processes and then had those nutrients added back to the marketed product. Two examples of vitamins commonly used in food enrichment are vitamins B1 and B2, thiamine and riboflavin, respectively.