Prospects of novel foods as complete Human Nutrition
Author(s): Sharadha Arun, Tomal Dattaroy, Badrish Soni, Santanu Dasgupta
Food is one of the most basic and unavoidable nutritional requirements of all living organisms. Humans have acquired the art of cooking since decades and have mastered themselves in culinary skills. Food is consumed to suffice macro and micro-nutrients of body. With increasing population and lifestyle changes, the pattern and composition of food is also rapidly altered. The novel foods being rapidly developed are more focused not only on novel varieties but also on sustainability, nutritional balance, consumer acceptability, scalability, and cost. Global regulatory policies have intervened positively and have provided conducive environment for production of such novel foods to meet increasing global demands.