"Nutraceutical" is the term coined by Dr. Stephen DeFelice to describe a food, or part of a food, with medical or health benefits, including the prevention, treatment or cure of disease. Other terms, such as "functional foods" and "designer foods," are used elsewhere to describe the same categories. Food ingredient companies care little about the choice of terminology, but almost without exception they share the same strategy: to provide value-added ingredients that are useful in the ...

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