A handful of locally-grown Mexican bean varieties are richer in iron, zinc, protein and antioxidants and should be considered in biofortification efforts to fight malnutrition across the country, researchers say.
The dietary supplements category in Argentina has seen significant year-on-year growth since 2015 and is forecast to develop faster than Brazil and Mexico in the coming five years, according to Euromonitor International.
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Nutrition-caused anemia is a leading hidden hunger health concern in Latin America that could be addressed through flour fortification but this needs private sector support, says the Food Fortification Initiative's director.
The Andean plant Chuquiraga jussieui J.F.Gmel could be an important source of antioxidant bioactives, says a new study from Ecuador that serves as a basis to further explore the plant’s potential benefits to human health.
A burgeoning interest in fitness, sport and healthier lifestyles across Latin America will drive dietary supplement demands, presenting huge opportunity for new entrants and domestic players in particular, says an expert.
DrinkPlus-creator Play Saludable hopes to drive local interest and secure international expansion with its latest functional drink Nikte, branded around alebrijes – mythical creatures from Mexican folklore.
The interest in cannabidiol (CBD) use in food supplements, foods, and even as an ingredient in cosmetics has gained much momentum in the past five years, but what is the regulatory situation around the world?