functional beverage

functional beverage

A non-alcoholic drink that contains non-traditional ingredients, including herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids or added raw fruit or vegetable ingredients, which is claimed to provide specific health benefits beyond those of general nutrition—e.g., boosting or enhancing the immune system or heart, improving joint mobility, increasing sense of well-being, increasing energy and satiety.

Examples
Sports and performance drinks, energy drinks, ready-to-drink (RTD) teas, enhanced fruit drinks, soy beverages and enhanced water.
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8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- REBBL(TM) was awarded Best Functional Beverage Award[sup.
Propel Water Pukka Herbs Quaker Red Bull GmbH Sambazon Teavana The Coca-Cola Company The Functional Beverage Co.
Functional beverage manufacturers are acknowledging consumer demand for natural and organic beverages by investing in product innovation, new flavours, and the introduction of balanced nutrients and environment-friendly packages.
Formulating a nutritional, nutraceutical or functional beverage with satisfactory sensory quality and shelf-life can be challenging.
As a result industry observers say today's functional beverage scene looks nothing like it did a year or two ago.
Baywood believes that the acquisition of Skae Beverage/New Leaf Tea provides a significant growth opportunity in the functional beverage markets.
After undertaking analysis of the market, Pomeroy felt that there was on opportunity for a functional beverage, and so Vitasmart was born.
Tokyo, Japan, Aug 2, 2005 - (JCNN) - Akokasei began marketing Toru-Tohru Water, its new proprietary functional beverage, on August 1.
Carolina Beverage Group, LLC ("Carolina"), a leading independent packager serving high-growth segments of the functional beverage market, today announced that it has prepaid in full its outstanding subordinated debt incurred two years ago to support its continued growth and facilitate an equity recapitalization.
With such little time we have for ourselves in our busy lifestyles, Liquid Nutrition allows us to take care of ourselves through a product that makes us feel relaxed and refreshed within minutes from a functional beverage or snack.
Riding a wave swelling with consumer interest and product activity, the functional beverage market has performed superbly over the last several years.
A functional beverage can be defined as a drink product that satisfies thirst, is non-alcoholic, is ready to drink and includes in its formulation non-traditional ingredients such as herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids or additional fruit/vegetable raw ingredients, depending on its designated purpose.
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