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functional food

noun
1.
a food containing additives which provide extra nutritional value Also called nutraceutical
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Contemporary definitions for functional food
noun

any foodstuff enhanced by additives and marketed as beneficial to health and longevity; also called nutraceutical

Word Origin

from Japanese kinsei-shokuhin 'functionality' 'food'

Usage Note

abbr. FF

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