San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
The global market for phytosterols is expected to reach USD 989.8 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Phytosterols are widely used as additives in food products such as dairy, sausages, cold cuts, etc. One of the major drivers for the growth of phytosterols market is the favorable regulatory scenario, promoting their use in functional foods and nutraceuticals. In addition, proven ability of phytosterols, to reduce cardiovascular disorders is also expected to have positive impact on market demand. Increasing prevalence of coronary heart diseases is further expected to augment the demand for phytosterols over the next six years.
Food ingredients were the largest application segment for phytosterols, accounting for close to 25,000 tons of global demand in 2013. Increasing consumption of functional foods and beverages in North America and Europe and rising awareness of phytosterols in these regions is expected to play a major role in the development of the application. Pharmaceuticals were the second largest application segment, with market demand exceeding 19,354.0 tons in 2013.
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Further key findings from the study suggest:
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For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global phytosterols market on the basis of application, product and region:
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