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functional food

functional food

n
(Cookery) a food containing additives which provide extra nutritional value. Also called: nutraceutical

func′tional food`


n.
[1985–90]
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Farmers can profit from the functional foods market, but they won't profit by waiting for someone to come and offer a premium price for products they produce.
Functional Food Market, approximately 75% of Americans would consider consuming functional foods in response to specific conditions such as osteoporosis or cholesterol.
Functional foods have taken on a life of their own as they increasingly make an impact on the food business.
The FDA, which refused to comment last week, has contended it hasn't the money to crack down on functional foods overall, preferring case-by-case investigations.
Virtually every major food manufacturer and pharmaceutical company has already introduced or is planning to introduce its own version of functional foods.
Millions of Americans already eat functional foods.
This research service provides an overview into the functional foods market within the Asia Pacific region.
com)-- The global functional foods market is expected to witness high growth owing to a surge in demand for nutritional food supplements and energy drinks.
The functional foods segment is expected to attain a value of $49 billion by the end of 2011, and analysts indicate the market will be worth more than $67 billion by 2016, representing a growth rate of more than 6%.
Grocery stores have become hunting grounds for healthful, functional foods and beverages that offer distinct wellness advantages beyond basic nutrition, and this has boosted sales of such products by 6 percent to almost $31 billion in 2008, according to a new study by market research publisher Packaged Facts.
A Q&A with supermarket shoppers conducted by The Grocer found that attitudes to functional foods were varied:
Eskin (University of Manitoba) and Tamir (Tel Hai Academic College) summarize scientific findings about 480 functional foods and nutraceuticals that have physiological benefits that can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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