Prebiotics: A US & European Market Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 22, 2010
With consumers now sure of the relationship between safe health and nutrition, and focusing more on the need for essential ingredients in diet for improved health, and reduced risk to disease, the market for functional foods is rapidly on the rise, especially with prebiotics segment being the essential growth driver. The future outlook for Prebiotics market is highly encouraging given that several food ingredient manufacturers and food processors continue to seek ways to capitalize on the growing demand for health-oriented foods. Prebiotics is rapidly rising in popularity within the functional food market, thanks to its vast applications in dairy products, health drinks, nutrition bars, breakfast cereals, beverages, bakery products, meat products, mineral supplements, weight loss products, green foods, infant food, and pet food. Concerning global health trends such as rise in number of cases such as obesity and other ailments related to digestive system, bones and joints are fast encouraging consumers to focus on low-carb, well-balanced and healthy diet, which in turn is driving the unprecedented demand for prebiotics at an international level.
Extending the required impetus to market growth is recent advances in finding biotechnology of carbohydrates that opened new possibilities to manufacture a range of novel prebiotics candidates and anti-adhesives. Cherished for its ability to foster the growth of 'beneficial' probiotic bacteria in the gut, prebiotics ingredients lately has also ignited interests of the medical community, given its potential to deliver anti-adhesive properties amongst a range of gastrointestinal toxins and harmful bacteria. However, majority of revenue generated for prebiotics market will continue to emerge from the food industry especially in application segments such as dairy products, cereals, fruit preparations, baked goods, infant and baby formulas, which all offer excellent growth opportunity for the global market.
The European Prebiotics market is rapidly expanding and diversifying with the introduction of new products in various segments, particularly in the dairy, beverage and infant formula. In addition, prebiotic ingredients manufacturers are also expanding rapidly into new application areas such as meat and snack products, thanks to which, the prebiotic sector is experiencing robust growth in both value and significance, more importantly in the food & beverage industry. Meanwhile, growing concerns over digestive health in the US, courtesy, poor dietary trends, stress, and other health conditions that reduce beneficial bacteria from the system, is fast proving to be a demand driver for the US Prebiotics market. While Fructans (inulin and FOS) represents the largest segment in the US prebiotics market, Mannan-Oligosaccharide (MOS) is the fastest growing product segment over the analysis period 2006-2015.
Key players in the marketplace include Beghin Meiji, Beneo-Orafti SA, Cargill Inc, Clasado Ltd, Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, GTC Nutrition, FrieslandCampina Domo, Jarrow Formulas, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., Parmalat S.p.A, Roquette America, Inc., Royal Cosun, Sensus, Solvay Pharmaceuticals SA, Stonyfield Farm, Weetabix Ltd, and Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd.,
The report titled "Prebiotics: A US & European Market Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a review of noteworthy market trends, growth drivers and issues. The report also enumerates recent mergers, and other strategic industry activities. This study provides market estimates and projections in terms of annual sales (in Metric Tonnes) and annual revenues (in US$ Million) for the US and the European market.
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