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The consumer perspective in functional foods research : a categorization scheme regarding consumer and market determinants of functional food acceptance

  • Functional foods are still of increasing interest among the scientific community. Based on the extensive literature about functional foods, four main research areas can be identified: functional food innovation (1); the scientific background of the health benefits of functional foods (2); the regulation of functional foods (3); and consumer acceptance of functional foods (4). These research areas are not detached from each other, and each presents a consumer perspective. Although multifaceted studies focus on consumer acceptance of functional foods, literature regarding a structured framework of the determinants of functional food acceptance is limited. The aim of this review is to provide the reader with an overview of the recent literature on consumer attitudes towards functional foods and with an extensive structured framework of the determinants of functional food acceptance and their intertwined relationships. The scientific literature discusses a plethora of determinants of consumer acceptance of functional foods. These determinants can be categorized into consumer and market attributes, which show interwoven relationships with each other. On the one hand, consumer attributes are widely discussed in the literature, while on the other hand structured analyses of the market perspective are inadequately represented. Additionally, the ongoing development of new scientific findings regarding health benefits of different functional ingredients leads to a large amount of new functional food products in the market. Consequently, the research area of functional foods and in particular consumer acceptance of functional food innovation will remain an important research field in the coming years.

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Author:Sabine BornkesselORCiD
Title (English):The consumer perspective in functional foods research : a categorization scheme regarding consumer and market determinants of functional food acceptance
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1079/PAVSNNR201611049
ISSN:1749-8848
Parent Title (English):CABI Reviews : Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2016
Release Date:2023/04/20
Tag:Consumer acceptance; Functional foods; Health claims
Volume:49
Issue:11
Page Number:12
Note:
Zugriff im Hochschulnetz
Faculties:Fakult├Ąt AuL
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Review Status:Peer Reviewed