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Functional Foods

  • By: Christie Grace McCullen
  • In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Environmental Policy

Although there is no universally accepted definition of functional foods, this term essentially describes foods that contain bioactive compounds believed to result in particular health benefits. These health benefits range from the facilitation of physiological functions (e.g., digestion, ...

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