Nutraceutical

Nutraceutical
A food or part of a food that allegedly provides medicinal or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. A nutraceutical may be a naturally nutrient-rich or medicinally active food, such as garlic or soybeans, or it may be a specific component of a food, such as the omega-3 fish oil that can be derived from salmon and other cold-water fish.

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nu·tra·ceu·ti·cal also nu·tri·ceu·ti·cal .n(y)ü-trə-'sü-ti-kəl n a foodstuff (as a fortified food or a dietary supplement) that is held to provide health or medical benefits in addition to its basic nutritional value called also functional food

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  • nutraceutical — also nutriceutical noun Etymology: nutritive + 2pharmaceutical Date: 1990 a foodstuff (as a fortified food or dietary supplement) that provides health benefits in addition to its basic nutritional value …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nutraceutical — /nooh treuh sooh ti keuhl, nyooh /, n. a food or natural substance that contains or is supplemented with ingredients purported to have health benefits. Also, nutriceutical. [1985 90; NUTR(ITION) + (PHARM)ACEUTICAL)] * * * …   Universalium

  • nutraceutical — noun /njuːtrəˈsuːtɪkəl/ A nutrient or food believed to have curative properties. A food used as a drug …   Wiktionary

  • nutraceutical — nu|tra|ceu|ti|cal [ ,nutrə sutıkl ] noun count TECHNICAL a food or natural substance that people eat in order to feel more healthy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nutraceutical — [ˌnju:trə sju:tɪk(ə)l] noun another term for functional food. Origin 1990s: from L. nutrire nourish + pharmaceutical …   English new terms dictionary

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