Composition of Functional Food in World Diet

  • Vibha RaniEmail author
  • Asmita Arora
  • Purnam Hoshe Ruba
  • Aditi Jain


The interest of researchers and consumers for functional food is rapidly growing along with exhaustive research to find out the properties and applications that are beneficial to human health. The main reason for growth of functional food market is the lifestyle and ever-growing population. With competition at every level, at times health takes the last seat which effects life in the long run. Today in twenty-first century, obesity is recognized as a global issue which has severely affected the United States, followed by India. Genetics play a major role in the development of diseases, but today lifestyle has a dominant effect. This chapter analyzes the current Indian market situation for function foods as compared to the market across the globe. It also covers the major food segments that are now regarded as functional foods. Probiotics, some fruits and vegetables, and beverages like green tea and wine are regarded as functional food. Lastly, the chapter also talks about the challenges and future aspects of functional foods.


Functional foods Probiotics Functional food market Antioxidants 



We acknowledge the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology for providing the infrastructure and literature support for conducting the detailed study presented in the chapter. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vibha Rani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Asmita Arora
    • 1
  • Purnam Hoshe Ruba
    • 1
  • Aditi Jain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyJaypee Institute of Information TechnologyNoidaIndia

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