You're pushing your trolley down the supermarket aisle, and you're faced with a variety of choices and perplexing food labels now claiming to be enriched, fortified, and functional. What is the fuss with this new smart food? Does it hold any merit, or is it little more than a marketing ploy?
Understanding the jargon
There are effectively three sub-genres of smart food currently available on our supermarket shelves, namely enriched, fortified, and functional foods.
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