Japan is a global leader in nutraceuticals. Under the name of FOSHU (food of specified health use), over 600 food products are marketed which offer specific claims to beneficial health effects of their constituents. From folic acid fortified hens’ eggs, dietetic cooking fats based on diglycerides, anti-oxidant enriched tomatos or prebiotic and probiotic drinks, there is nearly no area of food manufacturing which is not open to FOSHU-related improvements. Window-to-Japan offers ready access to the many food companies in Japanese who carry out research and development in this field.
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