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n= 377 (food samples)
Nutrient density and affordability of foods in Brazil by food group and degree of processing
Develop a nutrient density score and nutrient affordability metrics for 377 most consumed foods in Brazil.
Grains, fats and sweets were more energy dense and had lower NRF8.2 scores than dairy, vegetables and fruits. Grains, fats and sweets were the lowest cost sources of energy. Vegetables and fruits, beans, nuts and seeds and eggs and dairy were the lowest cost sources of multiple nutrients. Ultra-processed foods (48 % of total) had higher energy density and lower NRF8.2 scores than did unprocessed foods.
Siqueira KB, Borges CAV, Binoti ML, Pilati AF, da Silva PHF, Gupta S, Drewnowski A
Public Health Nutrition