Functional foods

Functional foods

Functional foods are foods that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition because they contain components that have the potential to improve physical or mental health or to reduce our risk of certain diseases of health conditions. Many traditional food products including fruits, vegetables, soya, whole grains and milk have been found to contain components with potential health benefits, for example specific vitamins or minerals, dietary fibre, fatty acids or probiotics. New foods incorporating components that are beneficial for health are also developed.

Functional foods are seen as healthy: But taste and pleasure matter too!

01 August 2013

Health benefits are the key message of functional foods bearing health claims. At the same time, consumers also expect functional foods to be tasty and pleasant in the sense of enhancing one's mood.

What are Functional Foods and How Can They Help Us?

08 June 2006

The primary role of diet is to provide sufficient nutrients to meet the nutritional requirements of an individual. There is now increasing scientific evidence to support the hypothesis that some foods and food components...