functional food

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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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La Experiencia Japonesa con los Alimentos FOSHU. ?Los verdaderos alimentos funcionales?
Glossary LAB Lactic Acid Bacteria FOSHU Foods for Specialized Health Use FDA Food and Drug Administration Pytia Rennet Author Contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments or case: EB, ES.
The regulatory situation is also key to the development of the heart benefit foods market, with the use of approved health claims increasing consumer confidence and allowing the market to develop along more clearly defined lines, as the FOSHU system has done in Japan.
Assim, os japoneses, em vez de denominarem tais compostos de "alimentos funcionais", denominam-nos de FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use), denominacao utilizada desde 1991 (VAZQUEZ et al., 2000).
Naquele pais, as alegacoes de saude sao legalizadas atraves da denominacao de alimentos para uso de saude especifico (Foods for Specified Health Use, FOSHU).
16 Soybean components and Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU).
The new company, TSD Wellness, will be capitalized at 50 million yen (US$450,000) and support the development and launch of health food products and food for specified health use (FOSHU).
The Japanese now spend the equivalent of $126 per person per year on functional foods compared with $68 per person per year in the U.S., $51 for Europeans and about $3 for other Asian populations, according to Functional Foods & FOSHU ("foods of specific health use") of Japan, a report from Paul Yamaguchi & Associates, Tarrytown, N.Y.
Although Japan established a Foods for Specified Health Use (FOSHU) categorization back in 1991, the EU has been less definitive in its functional food legislation.
Health Canada, for example, defines a nutraceutical as "a product isolated of purified from foods, and generally sold in medicinal forms not usually associated with food and demonstrated to have a physiological benefit of provide protection against chronic disease." In Japan, nutraceuticals are given the simple government acronym FOSHU, which literally means "food for specific health use."
These categories included foods for medical purposes, pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and specified health use (FOSHU) (8).
Under their system, the term 'functional' was actually dropped and the term "Foods for Specific Health Use," or FOSHU, was introduced.