Safety Considerations of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

  • Semih Otles
  • Ozlem Cagindi
Part of the Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge into the Food Chain book series (ISEKI-Food, volume 7)


“Let food be the medicine and medicine be the food” was embraced 2,500 years ago by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and therefore the conception that foods might provide therapeutic benefits is not new. Recent knowledge, however, supports the hypothesis that, besides fulfilling nutrition needs, diet may modulate various functions in the body and may exhibit detrimental or beneficial roles in some diseases (Hasler 2002).


Dietary Supplement Functional Food Health Claim Functional Ingredient Dietary Ingredient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food EngineeringEge UniversityBornovaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Food EngineeringCelal Bayar UniversityManisaTurkey

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