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“You can imagine our motivation and excitement when the 2018 Farm Bill passed, opening up the opportunity to further explore the powers of this incredible plant and allowing us to add hemp-derived CBD to our growing superfood portfolio. This truly is the latest in superfoods.”

Navitas Wellness Shots are sold in 2.5oz aluminium bottles in the US with a suggested retail price of $7.99.

US superfood company Navitas Organics has released a range of CBD functional beverages as it aims to offer the latest in plant-based nutrition.

Four variants are available: Calm, featuring acai and magnesium; Bliss, with goji berry; Focus, containing matcha and coffee fruit extract; and Restore, featuring turmeric and vitamin C.

CBD (cannabidiol) – the non-psychoactive naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the hemp plant – is thought to be able to alleviate pain, reduce stress and decrease inflammation.

Alongside the shots, Navitas has released a range of Superfood Latte Mixes, made with a powdered coconut oil base. Supportive of keto, paleo and vegan diets, the mixes include 2g of organic MCT fats from coconut and are available in three variants: cacao, matcha and turmeric.

Called Superfood Wellness Shots, the drinks combine nutrient-dense superfoods with full-spectrum hemp oil extract, providing 20mg of CBD per bottle.

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So far, EMBRAPA have played a key partnering role in the implementation of BFN activities and the continuous growth of the nutritional database. Portfolios were organized with general information on six native vegetables which will be included in the Plants for the Future publication for the Midwestern region. Furthermore, food composition analysis of 20 leafy species (six of which are native to Brazil) is currently being carried out by EMBRAPA.

BFN Brazil has demonstrated great success in collaborating with schools to raise awareness about biodiversity for food and nutrition, with a view to promoting greater utilization of edible species of native Brazilian flora. Through collaboration with the National Fund for Educational Development and the Centre for Excellence in Tourism of the University of Brasília, a project called Educating through School Gardens and Gastronomy is guiding a number of schools in setting up tree nurseries for native species and growing non-conventional leafy vegetables in school gardens in collaboration with Embrapa Hortaliças, to encourage healthy eating habits, dietary diversification and greater appreciation of Brazilian biodiversity. Further, many awareness raising events were organized in different Brazilian cities, such as culinary workshops, tasting events and food fairs showcasing the deliciousness of native biodiversity.

In Brazil, MSc students and researchers from the federal universities of Ceará, Goiás, São Paulo, Pará, and Rio Grande do Sul, as well as from the state universities of Ceará and São Paulo, have compiled national food composition data using the FAO-INFOODS methodology through the systematic and quantitative review of secondary data sources, particularly MSc and PhD thesis and other grey literature. Food composition tables from Brazil were also explored for data on prioritized species. In the first MSc thesis to emerge from the BFN project, nutrition data for 21 of the species prioritized by the BFN project was compiled and compared with the most commonly consumed fruits in Brazil (according to the most recent Household Survey – POF 2008-2009): banana, orange, apple, papaya and watermelon. Results highlighted the higher contents of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin E contained in native fruits (for those fruits for which data was available). See below.


The vitamin C content in 100g of the pulp of four native fruits – camu-camu (1888mg), mangaba (332 mg), cerrado cashew (294mg) and jabuticaba (238mg) – are at least 3 times the amount contained in 100 g of common varieties of orange (53mg), banana (21,6mg) and papaya (82,9mg).

On 18 May 2016, after much advocacy and lobbying by the BFN project and the Plants for the Future initiative, Ordinance Nº 163 on Sociobiodiversity was published in the Union Official Journal of Brazil. Jointly signed by the ministries of Environment and Social Development, this Ordinance marked an important step in mainstreaming biodiversity for enhanced food and nutrition security. "Brazilian Sociobiodiversity Native Food Species of Nutritional Value" (read neglected and underutilized) are now officially defined and recognized. In May 2018, the Ordinance was superseded by Ordinance 284, which increased the number of sociobiodiversity species to 100. Many of these species were analysed by BFN Brazil to determine their nutritional value with a view to integrating the information into relevant national policies and programs. The two ordinances have contributed to better understanding and dissemination of knowledge on these species, ultimately enhancing their promotion and sustainable use.


As the national executing agency for BFN in Brazil, the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) has forged partnerships and relationships with many of the agencies and ministries involved in the Zero Hunger strategy launched in 2003 to eradicate hunger and poverty in the country. Representatives from strategic policy programmes such as the Food Acquisition Programme (PAA), the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) and the National Food and Nutrition Policy (PNAN) are part of the Project’s national steering and executing committees, which helps create an enabling policy environment for the promotion of biodiversity for food and nutrition in Brazil.
As part of its commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), BFN Brazil has led the revision of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), engaging 400 participants from institutions across the business, environment, academia, federal and state government sectors as well as indigenous peoples and traditional communities to define twenty National Biodiversity Targets for the period 2011-2020 closely linked to the Aichi Targets of the CBD. Some of the activities within the NBSAP now include the utilization of native plant species with actual or potential economic value as a successful measure of biodiversity conservation.

Lab analyses are being carried out by partner Universities and National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) to fill existent nutrient gaps for prioritized species. Recipes are also being developed with the prioritized regional native fruits. Some are available in the Recipes section.