Healthy Foods

In 1975, 19% of Brazilian men and 29% of women were overweight: In 2014, those numbers had risen to 54% and 48%, respectively. Image: © Getty Images / Ljupco

Myrtaceae fruit extracts show anti-obesity potential: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Polyphenol extracts from four Myrtaceae species native to Brazil may exert potential anti-obesity effects and protect against obesity-related complications, according to scientists at the University of São Paulo.

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Mexico blue: Researchers develop antioxidant-rich maize dough

By Kacey Culliney

Mexico's National Institute for Forest, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP) has developed a blue dough from native maize varieties that it says contains up to twice the amount of antioxidants than traditional maize dough.

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Naturex hopes to double LATAM business by 2020

By Kacey Culliney

Naturex has expanded its regional application network with two laboratories in Latin America that it hopes will spur growth and deepen presence in the region.

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Cracking the baru nut market

By Sorrel Moseley-Williams

Possessing an enviable array of nutrients, an exotic Brazilian heritage and the ‘superfood’ moniker, the relatively unknown baru nut’s future looks promising.