onsumer demand for healthier products has product developers experimenting with a
variety of ingredients to develop prepared foods that deliver more than basic nutrition, in
other words "functional foods."
Functional foods are defined as products that may provide benefits beyond basic nutrition and consist
of a variety of food components that potentially may reduce disease and promote health.
"Even though we have known about the link between health and micronutrients for more than 100
years, many consumers are not meeting dietary intake recommendations," said Caroline Brons, director
of marketing, DSM Nutritional Products, Parsippany, NJ "Prepared foods manufacturers can play a significant role in bridging this nutrient gap."
Chip Milam, a physician and co-founder of Los
Angeles-based Doc's Nutrilicious
Adding benefits and value to mainstream products
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Culinology -- June 2014