Functional beverages, including enhanced water, are the fastest growing segment of the functional food market. The food industry is quickly learning how to optimally formulate and process clear, stable and tasty beverages with such components as resveratrol, omega 3’s, and green tea extracts. Michael McBurney, Ph.D., FACN, vice president of science, communications and advocacy, DSM Nutritional Products, discusses how functional beverages can provide solutions to improve public health, as well as the opportunity to create successful new products.
Innovations in Functional Beverages
There are now ways to provide stable nutritional enrichment and fortification for a wide variety of beverage formats that consumers expect to provide on-the-go nutrition in support of their active lifestyles.