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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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Bioengineering company Probi AB (STO:PROB) announced on Tuesday the signing of a major agreement with a global FMCG-company for the launch of a Functional Food product containing Probi's bacteria for gut health in North America and potentially other territories.
In 2017, the functional food and beverage segment by application is expected to be valued at more than US$ 1 Bn and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 16.
The report defines and segments the functional food ingredients market on the basis of various types, applications, health benefits and regions, with analyses and projections of the market size of each of these segments in terms of value and volume.
Functional food ingredients are those that are able to provide a certain distinctive performance benefit to a particular food product.
Beneficial Microbes in Fermented and Functional Foods
In another study, Visiongain, headquartered in London, estimated sales of functional foods and beverages at $51.
2007) This diversity of perspectives reveals that connection between functional food and healthy eating has a considerable degree of uncertainty for the scientific knowledge.
But now, the consumer is beginning to realize the volume of the functional food required to enable them to benefit from the health claim.
Functional foods are products that claim to have health-promoting and/or disease-preventing properties beyond the nutritional content of the food.
Functional food and beverages, which provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition, are catching on," the report notes.
The United States' functional food market has grown from $15 billion in sales in 1997 (Leighton, 2001) to more than $18.
Lack of scientific validation" ranked as the fourth most cited challenge for functional food, behind "lack of consumer awareness and demand," "price," and "taste/flavor quality.

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