Growing Focus on Health and Nutrition Drives the Global Market for Prebiotics, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Prebiotics markets. Global market for Prebiotics is projected to reach US$4.8 billion by 2018, driven by rising awareness of health and nutrition, growing consumer acceptance of the benefits of prebiotics, expanding applications and effervescent innovations in prebiotics based food products.

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Prebiotics: A Global Strategic Business Report

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

Follow us on LinkedIn – Health foods are growing in popularity worldwide with people emphasizing on the importance of healthy diets. In line with the growth in healthy foods, demand for prebiotics is also increasing as food manufacturers endeavor to exploit the trend. Prebiotics are gaining in popularity due to their utility in a broad range of products and due to the health benefits they offer. Prebiotics find applications in several food products including dairy products, breads, cereals, spreads, drinks, cookies/biscuits and supplements.

Fructans represents the largest product market worldwide. Prominence of GOS (galactooligosaccharides) is growing led by the inherent benefits offered. GOS is known to have superior bifidogenic effect than FOS and has been proved to more closely abet the achievement of right mix of gut flora. GOS has also been shown to be more versatile for use in a wide range of products including clear beverages, juices and bakery products.

Prebiotics are also finding applications in the animal feed sector. The emergence of pet foods is expected to spur opportunities in this market. Prebiotics as dietary supplements for livestock and companion animals is still in its development stage with producers continuing to focus their attention on product research and development. As in human food, fructans represent the most studied and established prebiotic for use in animal feed. Several studies carried out in this direction have shown the beneficial effects of fructans in enhancing the productive and physiological performance of animals.

As stated by the new market research report on Prebiotics, Europe represents the largest market worldwide. Demand for prebiotics in Europe is driven by rising health consciousness and increasing consumption of prebiotics based foods. Prebiotic products are largely seen as products that enable reduction in sugar, calorie and fat in food products. Prebiotic food products are also preferred for their added fiber content. The United States represents the fastest-growing regional market with sales projected to grow at a CAGR of 14.8% over the analysis period.

Major players covered in the report include Beghin Meiji, Beneo-Orafti SA, Cargill Inc., Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, GTC Nutrition, Royal Cosun, Sensus, Abbott Nutrition, Clasado Ltd., and FrieslandCampina Domo, among others.

The research report titled "Prebiotics: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, strategic industry activities, and major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections in US$ for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific) and Rest of World. The report analyzes the US market for Prebiotics in value and volume by product segments including MOS, Fructans (FOS and Inulin), and Others.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit –
http://www.strategyr.com/Prebiotics_Market_Report.asp

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