Functional Foods and Food Functionalisation.

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


    The term Functional Foods* was first introduced in Japan in the mid-1980s and refers to processed foods containing ingredients that aid specific bodily functions. Functional foods are foods that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. Oatmeal for example, is a functional food because it contains natural soluble fibre that can help lower blood cholesterol. Some foods are modified to have health benefits. Some functional foods are generated around a particular functional ingredient, for example foods containing pro-vitamins, probiotics, prebiotics, or plant stanols and sterols. Functional foods are part of the list of products that people consume to increase their health status or contribute to reducing their disease burden.
    * - Functional foods. Position statement of the American Dietetic Association. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2009;109:735.
    Period4 Feb 2015
    Event titleBSUFN Diversity of Food Research Conference: Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network (BSUFN)
    Event typeConference
    Conference number1
    LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionRegional


    • Food chemistry
    • functionalisation of foods
    • molecular manipulation