Omega-3 Eggs, Fortified Yogurt Boost Functional Dairy Sales

NEW YORK In a new study of functional foods, dairy stood out as the one segment of the category that continues to show healthy sales growth. The segment, which includes omega-3-enhanced eggs and yogurt fortified with extra cultures, saw sales jump nearly 14% from 2004 to 2006, the only segment to post double-digit growth, according to new data from the Mintel Group. As a whole, the functional food

NEW YORK — In a new study of functional foods, dairy stood out as the one segment of the category that continues to show healthy sales growth.

The segment, which includes omega-3-enhanced eggs and yogurt fortified with extra cultures, saw sales jump nearly 14% from 2004 to 2006, the only segment to post double-digit growth, according to new data from the Mintel Group. As a whole, the functional food category grew only 2.9%.

Lack of innovation in functional foods between

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