Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Attempt the following questions to check your understanding of the subject:

  1. Differentiate between the following terms (10 Marks)
    1. Functional foods and Nutraceuticals
    2. Nutrient bioaccessibility and bioavailability
  2. Discuss dietary fiber as a functional ingredient in formulation of functional foods

(10 Marks)

  1. Probiotics can be combined with prebiotics in the design of functional foods. Discuss the characteristics required of these functional components and their role in the designed products                                                             (10 Marks)
  1. Discuss nutrigenomics and how it relates to functional foods and nutraceuticals using specific examples of non-transmissible diseases                                                 (10 Marks)
  2. As a product development team leader for your company, discuss the steps followed in the development of functional foods                                                             (14 Marks)
  3. Discuss the methods applied in the encapsulation of functional ingredients in food products                                                                                                          (10 Marks)