Functional foods are healthy foods
that provide benefits beyond basic nutrition. These foods contain naturally enhancing health substances. This feature helps to minimize any health problems and prevent from certain chronic diseases. Functional foods also lower cholesterol level and promote wellness. The word “nutraceutical” is combination of two word “nutrients” and “pharmaceuticals”. Thus, nutraceutical are normal nourishing food sources with medical benefits. The chemical constitution of these products are focused on prevention of diseases and are concentrated in form of liquid, capsule, powder or and other medicine.
The Global Functional Food and Nutraceuticals Market
have been classified By Types, Benefits, Origin, Ingredient and Consumers. Food, Beverages and Supplements are classifications for types of Functional Food and Nutraceuticals. On basis of Benefits of this market, it has been divided into Health and Wellness, Disease Prevention, Fitness, Beauty and other advantages. By Origin of Functional Food and Nutraceuticals, it is grouped as Animal and Plant Origins. The main ingredients of these products are Anti-Oxidants, Carotenoids, Fatty Acids, Minerals and other Vitamins. The end-user customers are categorized as Adults, Elders and Children.
The major factors that are fueling the market are rapid growth in food science and technology, individual’s interest in wellness through diet planning, increase in healthcare costs and increase in ageing population.
The entire market has also been segmented based on regions: Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and RoW. Americas is leading in Functional Food and Nutraceuticals Market followed by Europe and APAC. These regions are also leading consumers of the market to eradicate the rising health issues. APAC is expanding in the market owing to the packaged food industry and emerging growth opportunities in food industry.
Profiled in this Report are:
- Coca Cola Co. (U.S.),
- Danone (France),
- Unilever N.V. (U.K.),
- Nestle S.A. (Switzerland)
- Pepsi Co (U.S.),
The quantitative and qualitative data for the Global Functional Food & Nutraceuticals Market report is obtained from various primary and secondary sources. Many interviews and questionnaires were conducted with the senior executives and managers associated with different companies manufacturing these products. Extensive research was done to cover up all the key developments and technology trends to analyze the market. Data have been collected from Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA), Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and many others.