In addition to offering health benefits, nutraceuticals can come with practical technological properties. For example, antioxidants like ascorbic acid provide vitamin function for the human body and at the same time protect the beverage against color loss. Other nutraceuticals such as, beta-carotene and lutein, even provide natural color.
Here are just a few examples of functional foods on the market today:
- Fortified margarine
- Milk fortified with vitamin D
- Probiotic and prebiotic yogurt
- Juice fortified with calcium
- Baby food with DHA
Whether you are making fortified foods or food supplements to gain a competitive edge, choosing the right nutraceutical ingredients is the first step.
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