Masters Thesis | Food Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022
A Study on Awareness, Perception and Usage of Nutraceuticals among Population of Hyderabad
Arshiya Naaz | Syeda Ruqiya Begum
Abstract: A nutraceutical is any substance considered as a FOOD, or its parts which in addition to its normal nutritional value provides health benefits including the prevention of disease or promotion of health. It is ?any nontoxic food component that has scientifically proven health benefits, including disease treatment or prevention?. The functional component of the food must be standardized in the nutraceutical product and produced under good manufacturing practices (GMPs).Nearly two third of the world?s 6.6 billion people rely on the healing power of plantbased materials for many reasons ? availability, affordability, safety or their belief in the traditional cures. The study was aimed to assess the awareness, perception and usage of nutraceuticals among the population of Hyderabad. A study carried out on 100 samples from 5 different zones i.e. North, South, East, West and Central Zone of Hyderabad. The sample was more than 20 years of age. A well-structured questionnaire was used to gather information for the study. The samples were online interviewed. The collected data was tabulated and analysed statistically using one sample t test and was significant at p< 0.050. The study concluded that there is a significant increase in the usage of nutraceutical among the population of Hyderabad because of its increased awareness and health benefits.
Keywords: Nutraceuticals, Nutrition, Food, Dietary supplements, Health benefits
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,
Pages: 323 - 325
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