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).
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.
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The Colombian health system should be looking to promote vitamin D supplements to postmenopausal women living in the country’s Caribbean region, an area with high levels of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency.
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Benexia, a Chile-based supplier of chia and other plant-based nutraceutical ingredients, says the low market penetration of dietary supplement ingredients in the continent means the market has a huge potential upside.
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.