Functional Food Center

Since 1998, The Functional Food Center (FFC) has been a pioneer in functional industry, combining cutting-edge expertise in the biomedical sciences with practical business experience in order to aid in further research, development, and commercialization of functional food innovations in both domestic and international markets. The FFC connects a global network of professionals (scientists, functional food experts, and food industry representatives) to an environment conducive to innovative research collaboration. Functional foods are part of a normal dietary food intake for optimized nutrition.The Functional Food Center defines “functional foods” as “Natural or processed foods that contains known or unknown biologically-active compounds; which, in defined quantitative and qualitative amounts, provide a clinically proven and documented health benefit for the prevention, management, or treatment of chronic disease”.