Subject: Food and Bioproduct Sciences
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Food and Bioproduct Sciences


Foods contain compounds that not only supply us with energy but also help us develop and maintain health. Functional foods are defined as those that contain compounds with health promoting properties. Nutraceuticals are naturally occurring compounds in foods that have health-promoting properties or can be purified from foods and delivered as a supplement. The aim of this course is to discuss several classes of functional foods and nutraceuticals and identify the specific compounds that have health promoting properties. Discussion will also focus on the structure-function/dynamic-mechanisms relationship with both human and animal systems leading to the observed benefits.

Prerequisite(s): FABS 212.3 or BMSC 210.3
Note: Offered in alternate years. Students with credit for FAMS 362 will not receive credit for FABS 362

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