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Taste-Free Iron (Fe)

Taste-Free™ Iron (Fe) is ferric glycinate (19%Fe). A part of the Taste-Free line by Albion® Minerals, Taste-Free™ Iron (Fe) has been shown to be a bioavailable form of iron in clinical studies. In addition, it has not been seen to have a negative effect on taste or mouthfeel. 

Taste-Free™ Fe is a great choice for iron in supplements and food products that require a palatable form of iron. Ferric Glycinate’s low reactivity and taste-free features make it ideal for fortifying certain foods and being used in supplement forms, such as chewable, liquid, and drop suspensions. When it comes to iron ingredients, we are excited to offer Taste-Free™ Iron (Fe) as a solution.

Product Code: 03466

Why Taste-Free?

Clinical data shows that Ferric Glycinate is a well-absorbed form of iron in both adults and children.1,2 Several clinical studies have been done showing a greater absorption rate for Taste-Free™ Fe than with ferrous sulfate. Researchers found that electrochemical neutrality, charge balance, and low solubility give Taste-Free™ Fe stability and sensory quality advantages.


  1. Bovell-Benjamin AC, et al., Am J Clin Nutr 2000; 71: 1563-1569.
  2. de Paula RA & Fisberg M. Arch Latinoam Nutr 2001; 51(1 Suppl 1): 54-9.

*Ingredient users are solely responsible for ensuring the compliance of formulation and labeling (inclusive of claims) with applicable regulations

Health Benefits

Managing the organoleptic profile is key to successfully creating applications to help close nutrient gaps. Iron deficiency is a major global challenge, and Balchem has solutions to address it. Taste-Free™ Fe has been shown to be an effective way to treat and prevent iron deficiency anemia due to its bioavailability and safety.

Delivery Applications

Taste-Free™ Fe is a great choice for iron in supplements and food products that require a palatable form of iron. Chewable tablets, lozenges, or any sort of beverage that contains iron will tend to have an unpleasant metallic aftertaste. It is also beneficial for sugar-based foods and beverages, as it does not react with other ingredients like other forms of iron.

Taste-Free™ Iron (Fe) is the perfect solution for various delivery applications, such as:

  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Chewables
  • Gummies
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Dairy
  • Powders
  • Infant formula

Ferrochel® and Iron Taste Free™ – The Solutions!

There are many reasons why iron is often considered a challenging supplement; chiefly, gastric side effects and undesirable taste. Our research and development teams explored these challenges and share why Ferrochel® and Taste-Free™ Iron (Fe). are excellent solutions to problems caused by iron salt forms, such as ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate.

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These statements have not been evaluated by FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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