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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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It is important to be aware that only health functional food products can bear a "specific health" or "structure/function" claim.
Yet, the common consumer is hardly distinguishing between healthy food and functional food.
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.
Of great interest to marketers are the profiles and purchase tendencies of functional food buyers.
Oats act as a functional food and can be labelled accordingly, however it is the intrinsic characteristic of oats that are functional, not an added dietary component.
The ADA defines functional foods as "any potentially healthful food or food ingredient that may provide a health benefit beyond the traditional nutrients it contains.
The research has shown that the bars and cereals food category is likely to lead with the highest value in functional food groups and the diary, snack and bakery segments is expected to continue growth at the highest rate.
Functional foods have taken on a life of their own as they increasingly make an impact on the food business.
This research service provides an overview into the functional foods market within the Asia Pacific region.

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