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JOURNALS || ASIO Journal of Microbiology, Food Science & Biotechnological Innovations (ASIO-JMFSBI) [ISSN: 2455-3751]

Author Names : Anjali Sharma
Page No. : 14-19  volume 1 issue 1
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Anjali Sharma, Saxena Nidhi, Nutraceuticals: Various Functions & Applications, ASIO Journal of Microbiology, Food Science & Biotechnological Innovations (ASIO-JMFSBI), 2015, 1(1): 14-19.


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Nutraceutical can be defined as, "a food (or part of a food) that provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment of a disease". However, the term nutraceutical as commonly used in marketing has no regulatory definition. Nutraceuticals must not only supplement the diet but should also aid in the prevention and/or treat-ment of disease and/or disorder. India is the world’s second largest producers of fruits and vegetables but only a small amount of perishable agriculture products are processed approximately 2% in comparison of 80% in US. Barriers to growth on food sector include poor infrastructure and logistic and tight food regulation. The Food Safety and Standard Act 2006 aims to establish a single reference point for all matters relating to Food Safety and Standards, by moving from multi-level, multi-departmental control to a single line of command. There is currently no official harmonized definition or harmonization of the technical requirements and guidelines for functional food products in Asia. Academics and food companies generally understand functional foods to contain or to be fortified with nutrients or other bioactive compounds that help to maintain and promote health.

 Keywords: Nutraceutical, Health, Foods, Protein, Act

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