Nutraceuticals is a term used to describe any product derived from food sources with high health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. They can also be considered non-specific biological therapies used to promote general well-being, control symptoms and prevent malignant processes.

According to the saying of Hippocrates (Father of medicine) “let food be your medicine”, the role of nutraceuticals in human nutrition is one of the most important areas of investigation, with wide-ranging implications for consumers, health-care providers, regulators, food producers and distributors.

Nowadays, nutraceuticals have received considerable interest due to potential nutritional, safety and therapeutic effects.