Functional Foods

Elizabeth Sloan

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    Health and wellness continue to drive growth in the global food and beverage industry. Worldwide sales of naturally healthy foods reached $253 billion in 2017; functional/fortified foods totaled $247 billion (Euromonitor 2018).

    Organic foods and beverages led global retail value growth with a compound annual growth rate of 7% from 2012–2017, followed by free-from products at just over 6%; naturally healthy, 3%; and fortified/functional, 2%.

    In developing countries, organic food and drink sales gre…

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