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Industrial hemp in LATAM to grow to US$1.3bn by 2027

By Kacey Culliney

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.

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Mexican firm files patent for extruded chickpea flour

By Kacey Culliney

A Mexican firm has developed a method to make extruded chickpea flour, high in protein and fiber with good bioavailability, opening up options for nutritional food product development, it says.