Prebiotics, found in natural foods and artificial supplements, are fibers that serve as a vital feed source for beneficial bacteria in the human gut. They help in maintaining the overall well-being of the human body, ensuring greater immunity against illnesses and reducing digestive problems.
Natural sources of prebiotics include chicory root, banana, wheat bran, onion, garlic, artichoke, asparagus, wheat flour, and leek. Artificial sources, or functional foods as they are called, include confectionery, table spreads, cereals, yoghurts, breads, biscuits, and functional beverages.
The research report provides a comprehensive overview of the global prebiotics market and analyzes the market in terms of the major segments, key geographies, market trends, growth drivers and inhibitors, and prominent vendors. With the help of the latest market research tools, the report on the global prebiotics market provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the elements, dynamics, scope, and forecast of the market. Sharp and strategic insights by industry experts will help investors make tactical business decisions for the future.
Overview of the Prebiotics Market
Change in lifestyle and increasing consumer awareness regarding gut health has driven the market for prebiotics over recent years. As the approach towards a healthier and improved lifestyle gains momentum in different parts of the world, consumers are becoming more conscious about the ingredients in their diet. Prebiotics, with its numerous health benefits, is likely to witness greater demand over the next few years. The global prebiotics market, according to the research report, was pegged at US$11.16 billion in 2012 and is estimated to grow to US$15.90 billion by 2019, registering a modest CAGR of 5.2% from 2013 to 2019.
The increasing use of prebiotics in dairy products is a lucrative area for manufacturers. However, high cost in the research and development of ingredients, greater visibility of prebiotics, and strict regulations for the labeling and registration of new ingredients are anticipated to hamper the growth of the prebiotics market.
The health driven region of Europe, which is a major prebiotics market, is characterized by the continuous introduction of innovative products to keep with the growing demand for prebiotics from a rather health-conscious consumer base. Increasing awareness about the benefits of prebiotics and the need to improve digestive health are the key factors boosting the prebiotics market in Europe.
Companies Mentioned in the Report
The prominent players operating in the global prebiotics market include GTC Nutrition, Sensus, Clasado Ltd., Beneo-Orafti SA, Weetabix, Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, Cargill Inc., Solvay Pharmaceuticals SA, Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd., Beghin Meiji, Stonyfield Farm, Jarrow, Roquette America, Inc., Parmalat S.p.A., Royal Cosun, FrieslandCampina Domo, and Kraft Foods, Inc.
These companies are profiled in the report on the basis of attributes such as company and financial overview, product portfolio, recent developments, business strategies, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Major geographies analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Rest of the World
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
- Market growth drivers
- Factors limiting market growth
- Current market trends
- Market structure
- Market projections for the coming years
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- Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
- Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
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- An analysis of strategies of major competitors
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- Detailed analyses of industry trends
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- Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments