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Prebiotic Ingredients Market is Estimated to Reach USD 5.7 Billion by 2020

“The Prebiotics Ingredients Market report provides market size and forecast for the regions of APAC, Europe, North America and RoW. A detailed qualitative analysis of the factors responsible for driving and restraining growth of the prebiotic ingredients m”

Increasing awareness on the health benefits of prebiotics to drive the prebiotic ingredients market to $5.7 Billion Revenue by 2020.

According to the market research report “Prebiotic Ingredients Market Analysis: By Type (Inulin, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides and Monosaccharides); Source (Roots, Grains, Vegetables, Fruits); Application (Functional Foods, Dairy Products, Dietary Supplements) – Forecast (2015-2020)”, published by IndustryARC, Prebiotic Ingredients Market is estimated to reach $5,673.8 million by 2020

Browse 25 Market Tables, 25 Figures spread through 95 Pages and an in-depth TOC on “Global Prebiotic Ingredients Market (2015 – 2020) 

Prebiotic ingredients are fibers that are derived from natural sources such as fruits, vegetables, grains, roots. These fibers are proven to support beneficial bacteria in the human or animal body to combat harmful microbes, thereby mitigating health problems. The global prebiotic ingredients market is estimated to grow at a rate of 10.2% CAGR to reach $5,673.8m by 2020 according to a recent study conducted by IndustryARC.

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Prebiotics and its associated health benefits is one of the most researched areas related to food and supplement industries in the past decade. With the positive verdict of these ingredients on health, the adoption has picked up pace across various food applications.  Recent human studies have confirmed that specific prebiotics, such as non-digestible oligosaccharides (NDOs) enhance calcium absorption. In addition, studies suggest that prebiotics have a positive effect on the immune system and provides resistance against infections. With the approvals from the government agencies and health bodies, the awareness as well as trust related to prebiotics rapidly escalated in the recent years. While beneficial effects on the function of the human gut have been established and highly accepted in the food industry, further scientific research is ongoing to substantiate their direct relationship to disease risk reduction.

Majority of the prebiotics are extracted from the roots of the plants. The market for prebiotic ingredients sourced from roots accounted for close to half of the overall market in 2015. Functional food & beverages is the largest application segment for prebiotic ingredients mainly due to the vast product mix offered by this industry coupled with high suitability of these ingredients for fortification. Dietary supplements, which are referred as complete nutritional products, have been gaining prominence for the use of these ingredients, which is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 11.8% in the coming years. This rapid growth is mainly due to the escalating new product launches related to digestive health supplements.

Driven by the increasing inclination towards prebiotics over antibiotics, the adoption of prebiotic-fortified feed is estimated to increase; driving the market growth of this segment. Inulin ingredients are estimated to hold major share in global prebiotic ingredients market. Europe is the dominant market for prebiotic ingredients and is estimated to reach $2,212.8m by 2020 at a rate of 9.8% CAGR. The APAC region is also set to witness fastest growth primarily due to the mounting awareness related to prebiotics among consumers and increasing penetration of retail channel in the emerging countries of China and India.

The Major Players in this Market Include

  • Cargill Inc.
  • E.I. Du Pont Nemours & Co.
  • Ingredion Inc.
  • Friesland Campina
  • Royal Cosun

Prebiotic ingredients market is fairly consolidated with top five players such as Cargill Inc. (U.S.), DuPont (U.S.), Ingredion Inc. (U.S.), Friesland Campina (Netherlands) and Royal Cosun (Netherlands) which together captured more than half of the market share in terms of revenue in the overall market. 

Various stakeholders included in the report are:

  • Food and beverages Manufacturers
  • Feed manufacturers
  • Supplement and additive manufacturers
  • Academic Institutions
  • Food Safety Regulatory Authorities
  • Distributors and Suppliers prebiotic ingredients
  • Government Regulatory Institutions
  • Meat Producers, Premixers, Integrated Food Producers
  • Consumers

The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries for this industry.  The prebiotic ingredients market is segmented into end users, type, sources and geography. By end use, the market is analyzed by dietary supplements, functional food and beverage, dairy products, animal feed and others. By type, the market is segmented into Inulin, monosaccharide, disaccharide and oligosaccharide. By sources, the report analyses plants sources such as fruits, vegetables, roots and grains.

Key Takeaways of IndustryARC Study:

  • Driven by escalating demand for dietary supplements and functional foods, prebiotic ingredients market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 10.2% through 2020.
  • Inulin as a prebiotic ingredient accounted for close to 50% of the market share in terms of revenue in 2015.
  • Europe and Japan dominate the prebiotic ingredients market; APAC prebiotic market will grow at close to 11.1% CAGR through 2015-2020.
  • Increasing consumers awareness regarding the importance of fiber intake and the health benefits related to the consumption of prebiotic products is the key driving factor.
  • Inulin a type of prebiotic aides in absorption of minerals, while promoting the growth of micro flora and other health benefits surrounding it have resulted in its wide spread usage in various food and supplement applications.

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