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Is ultra-processed food addictive for children?

By Stephen Daniells

In a small cohort of overweight children, almost 25% were diagnosed with food addition, says a new study from Brazil. Among the factors associated with this diagnosis was a higher consumption of ultra-processed foods.

Popped amaranth seeds. © GettyImages/MarsBars

Amaranth reclaims its superfood status in Mexico

By Niamh Michail

Amaranth, Mexico’s native grain is now part of the country's 'basic basket' of goods, an official come-back for this nutritious superfood that was sacred to the Aztecs. We look at how manufacturers can use it in their products.

The three biggest macadamia companies in Brazil are Queen Nut, the Coopmac cooperative in Espírito Santo, and Tribeca in Rio de Janeiro state. © GettyImages/dewpak

'Healthy and indulgent': ABNC on growing Brazil's nut industry

By Niamh Michail

Nuts are "delicious, nutritious and tailor-made for the functional food market"- but the market in Brazil is stagnating. FoodNavigator-LATAM caught up with the president of trade association ABNC about how it plans to change this.

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