functional properties of foods


Structure, quality, nutritional value and/or acceptability of a food product. A food functional property is determined by physical, chemical and/or organoleptic properties of a food. Examples of a functional property may include solubility, absorption, water retention, frothing ability, elasticity, and absorptive capacity for fats and foreign particles. 

Alternative label

  • utilitarian properties of foods

  • the functional property of foods

  • practical properties of foods

  • practicable properties of foods

  • the functional properties of foods

  • functional food properties