With Thailand’s ageing population, there exists a wide market gap in food and supplements catered towards them. Three trends in the food and nutrition industry for the nation's seniors are explored in this article. By Farah Nazurah

Co-microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria with omega-3 rich tuna oil will improve its survival and intestinal adhering ability, which can be applied to nutraceuticals.

Consumers are increasingly aware of the health benefits associated with consumption of fruit and vegetables, and buying nutraceuticals to meet the daily nutrient requirement.

A process allowing for the extraction of compounds from fallen leaves could potentially be used to provide natural colourants, say researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland.

The Pan-Asian event that is dedicated to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries in Asia, drew to a successful close after two fruitful days of vibrant business networking and knowledge-sharing sessions.

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, global nutraceuticals market was valued at US$165.62 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach US$278.96 billion by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 7.3 percent from 2015 to 2021.

Held at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong from 2-3 September 2015, the two-day trade show saw more than 135 international exhibitors and 2,345 visitors from a pan-Asian audience.

The current international market is forecast to grow seven percent annually until 2020 with the Asia-Pacific market growing fastest.

India’s nutraceutical market, which is now worth US$ 2.8 billion, is predicted to cross US$ 6.1 billion by 2020.

Global nutraceutical market is set for major growth in the next few years

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