nutraceutical

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nutraceutical

[‚nü·trə′süd·ə·kəl]
(biochemistry)
Any food or food ingredient that is medically beneficial to an organism, including preventing disease.
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The results of the consumer survey demonstrated that, contrary to traditional specialities, functional foods are not associated with cultural values.
Campaigns should not be about over claiming the benefits but about educating the consumer about the importance of a healthy balanced lifestyle and the role of functional foods in helping the consumer to achieve this.
With consumers being bombarded by healthy-eating messages, it remains to be seen if functional foods will continue to be viewed as an easy step to health, or whether consumers will turn towards eating a more balanced diet.
Segmentation is a fundamental marketing concept, and targeting functional food buyers starts with understanding some of the basic characteristics of functional food purchases.
Functional food consumers are likely to be one of at least two groups.
The substantial growth of the Canadian functional food and NHP sector reflects the demand for nutritional products based on increasing scientific evidence linking diet to the quality of health.
I buy functional foods for my kids--but only ones with naturally added ingredients such as eggs with Omega-3.
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.
The functional food ingredients market is fueled by the growing health awareness among consumers and the increasing incidences of chronic diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes, gut diseases, and rickets.
In 1999, the functional food market exploded with a rush of new products, led by highly publicized entries such as McNeil's Benecol and Unilever's Take Control cholesterol-reducing spreads and the expansion of Kellogg's Ensemble line.
7 billion in 1999, while functional food sales increased from $11.
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