Wolfing Down Food Science

When did vitamins become so important? The Funky story of discovery (S3:E4)

March 25, 2022 Paige Season 3 Episode 4
Wolfing Down Food Science
When did vitamins become so important? The Funky story of discovery (S3:E4)
Show Notes

Vitamine to Vitamin... we THOUGHT we had it all figured out with macronutrients.  It turns out the little things are important.  How were vitamins discovered?  Where did vitamin F go?  And what’s up with so many B vitamins?  We discuss the discovery of vitamins and examine folic acid and iodine to see the type of public health effects that fortification can have.

The discovery of vitamins

History of US Iodine fortification and supplementation

Folic acid food fortification

When it rains it pours: The Long-Run Economic Impacts of Salt Iodization in the United States 

Vitamins on Wikipedia

Goiter and beauty

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