Functional Foods Market Growing

It is estimated that the global market for health products will have grown by 25% by 2017, with the US leading the demand for these foods, ahead of Japan and European countries.

Monday, December 1, 2014

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

According to a report prepared by the consulting firm Leatherhead Food Research the global functional food market will be worth $54 billion in 2017, representing a growth of 25% compared with data for 2013.

"It is expected that much of the growth will be driven by concerns related to obesity levels, along with the development of food or drink that offer benefits such as satiety" said researcher at the consultancy, Jonathan Thomas .



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