Ferrous gluconate, molecular formula is C12H22O14Fe · 2H2O, relative molecular mass is 482.18. In food can be used as color protection agent, nutrition enhancer, can be reduced by iron and gluconic acid. Ferrous gluconate is characterized by high bioavailability, good solubility in water, mild flavor and no astringency, and is more fortified in milk drinks, but it is also easy to cause changes in food color and flavor, which limits its application to a certain extent.

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