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Functional foods and beverages in the United Arab Emirates: A74-3/74-2017E-PDF

"Fortified/functional (FF) foods and beverages are products that contain added ingredients which are perceived to have a positive effect on health, beyond basic nutrition. These types of products are gaining popularity in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as consumers with busy lifestyles try to adopt healthier eating habits by focussing on nutrients rather than on decreasing calorie intake. Additionally, food processors are keen to support this trend seeing as products categorised as “value-added” are exempt from the country’s strict government-enforced price caps on staple foods, and can therefore be sold at a higher cost, thus increasing profits. The sub-categories within FF packaged food that this report will focus on include dairy, baby food, and breakfast cereals. Those within FF beverages include energy drinks, concentrates, and hot drinks"--Introd., p. 2.

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Department/Agency Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Market Access Secretariat.
Title Functional foods and beverages in the United Arab Emirates
Series Title Market Access Secretariat, global analysis report, Health and wellness series
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Aliments et boissons fonctionnels aux Émirats arabes unis. Caption title. "March 2017." "Prepared by: Julie Acheson, market analyst"--p. 12.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 11 p.
Catalogue Number
  • A74-3/74-2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Agri-food products, International markets, Market analysis