functional food

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functional food
 
n
Also called: nutraceutical a food containing additives which provide extra nutritional value

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Main Entry:  functional food
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any foodstuff enhanced by additives and marketed as beneficial to health and longevity; also called nutraceutical
Etymology:  from Japanese kinsei-shokuhin 'functionality' 'food'
Usage:  abbr. FF
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