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food that supposedly contains healing properties or other health benefits
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A food or naturally occurring food supplement thought to prevent disease or have other beneficial effects on human health. Also called functional food.

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(Cookery) another name for functional food
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or nu•tri•ceu•ti•cal

(ˌnu trəˈsu tɪ kəl, ˌnyu-)
a food or natural substance that contains or is supplemented with ingredients purported to have health benefits.
[1985–90; nutr (ition) + (pharm) aceutical)]
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