Chia became a household name in the 1980s, popularized by the fascination with fur-sprouting animal figurines, but its use as health aid dates as far back as the Aztec and Mayan empires. Today, after a slight dip in the market, chia is back on the scene...
While healthy lifestyles, disease prevention and demographics all influence the vitamin and dietary supplement (VDS) segments in Latin America, adhering to price sensitivities proves a fundamental part of growth. We take a look at the region with Olivia...
Consumption of fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) in Latin America has dropped for the first time in a decade and with buying patterns changing fast, this is an important shift industry must address, says Kantar Worldpanel.
The private sector forms a critical role in securing a universal health model across Latin America but it must be regulated and guided given how influential and complex industry is, says the High-level Commission of the Pan American Health Organization...
Infant formula is driving the most significant surge for omega-3 ingredients in South America and this may explain the rising interest in algal sources, says the Global Organization for EPA and DHA omega-3 (GOED).
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.
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.
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.
By Will Chu, Niamh Michail, Hank Schultz, and Cheryl Tay
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?
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Latin America's industrial hemp market will see 'healthy' growth in coming years and hemp seeds hold strong potential as a protein, fiber and PUFA-rich ingredient for functional food and beverages, says a market analyst.
A proposal to work on harmonized probiotic guidelines will remain on the agenda for the next session of the of the CCNFSDU (Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses), but Argentina needs to re-work its initial discussion document.