Iodine Enrichment in Traditional Salt with Potassium Iodate

Iodine, essential for human health, is primarily obtained from salt products. Its deficiency can lead to various health issues, including goiter and stunted growth. Indonesia has long faced iodine deficiency, affecting both rural and urban areas. Despite efforts to address this, iodine-deficient salt still circulates in the market. Indonesia continues to import salt due to variations in local salt quality, impacting industrial sectors like chemicals and food.

To tackle this issue, Indonesian researchers are exploring traditional salt production methods enriched with iodine using potassium iodate. This approach aims to provide an alternative solution to increase iodine levels in salt and combat iodine deficiency in the country.

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