Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market: Introduction

Inulin and fructooligosaccharide are prebiotic food ingredients that stimulate the metabolism and growth of health-stimulating bacteria in the human gut, thus improving an organism’s intestinal balance. Prebiotic fibers can be derived from garlic, chicory, Jerusalem artichokes, and onions, amongst other things. Medically, inulin helps in testing kidney function, and it also acts as a dietary fiber. Inulin has various health benefits, and it is used by food manufacturers to enhance the nutritional value of manufactured food products. On the other hand, fructooligosaccharide helps in reducing blood sugar in the body, as it seems to stimulate insulin secretion in the pancreas. Moreover, fructooligosaccharide also helps reduce digestive issues such as diarrhea or constipation.

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide: Market Outlook

The food and beverage sector is anticipated to play a crucial role in the growth of the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market in the coming decade, as manufacturers are focusing on producing low-calorie sweeteners with the help of inulin and fructooligosaccharide, while ensuring taste, texture, and shelf-life stability of the final products. On a regional level, companies are focusing on enhancing technology for product life enhancement for inulin and fructooligosaccharide in applications such as animal nutrition, beverages, and dairy products. Moreover, in order to offer price benefits to companies, a few regional and local players have started offering inulin and fructooligosaccharide at comparatively lower prices, primarily in countries such as China and India. In addition, the growing demand for functional beverage and food products in these countries is expected to increase the options for various new entrants in the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market in the near future.

Intensive Growth of the Fish Segment

Diabetes is one of the major issues being addressed, globally. The disadvantages of consuming artificial sweeteners are that, they have high fructose content, which leads to obesity. The demand for sugar substitutes is significantly high, considering the after-effects of artificial sweeteners and conventional sugar. Inulin and fructooligosaccharide are one such alternative to traditional sweeteners. Inulin and fructooligosaccharide are organic sweeteners that are foreseen as the best sugar substitutes. Inulin and fructooligosaccharide are usually mixed with other sweeteners, and reduce the calories present in sweeteners. Due to various health benefits, inulin and fructooligosaccharide are being widely used as sugar substitutes by diabetic people.

  • For instance, in August 2014, in a study done by Chemical and Engineering News in New York, U.S., inulin showed results by increasing the insulin secretion in diabetic people. Therefore, it can be used by diabetics as a sugar substitute. Inulin can be consumed along with other natural sweeteners for sweetness purposes.

The major cause for heart diseases and diabetes is the high-glycemic index in food products. High-glycemic index content foods are white bread, rice, potatoes, pumpkins, rice cakes, popcorn rice pasta, rice macaroni, and cheese. The consumption of these high-glycemic index foods increase the chances of heart diseases and diabetes.

  • In 2014, a study done by Medical News Today suggested that, agave inulin is a healthful alternative for table sugar, as it has a low-glycemic index that can lower blood glucose levels, and eventually make the body less prone to diabetes.

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Incorporation of Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide in the Food and Beverages Industry

Inulin and fructooligosaccharide are prebiotic ingredients that act as a food source for bacteria living in the human gut. These bacteria maintain the overall health of human beings by acting as a catalyst in the digestion of food. Prebiotic ingredients occur in various forms such as fructooligosaccharide (FOS), mannan-oligosaccharides (MOSs), xylooligosaccharides (XOSs), human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), galactooligosaccharides (GOSs), and others. These ingredients are now being highly incorporated by manufacturers into food and beverage products that are consumed by humans on a daily basis. Probiotics, on the other hand, are the good bacteria that are directly introduced into the lower digestive tract for the stimulation of digestion. But the incorporation of probiotics is a complicated process, as these bacteria are supposed to be kept alive until they reach the human gut. Whereas, prebiotics do not have any live bacteria and are based on food ingredients, which can be easily introduced into various food and beverage products for consumption without any special storage requirements, due to which, the demand for inulin and fructooligosaccharide is increasing significantly, and is expected to bolster market growth over the forecast period.

Consumer Preference Increasing for Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Products

Consumer preference for inulin and fructooligosaccharide based products is expected to significantly increase over the forecast period. Manufacturers of inulin and fructooligosaccharide products are focusing on product development and optimization of products according to consumer demand. The major cause for heart diseases and diabetes is the high-glycemic index in food products. High-glycemic index content foods are white bread, rice, potatoes, pumpkins, rice cakes, popcorn rice pasta, rice macaroni, and cheese. The consumption of these high-glycemic index foods increase the chances of heart diseases and diabetes. Hence, companies are preparing food and beverage products with inulin and fructooligosaccharide, as both these ingredients have a low-glycemic index and also help in controlling diseases such as diabetes. Moreover, owing to significant profit margins, manufacturers in Asia Pacific are increasingly entering the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market. Many regional companies are expected to launch inulin and fructooligosaccharide based dietary supplements in the next four to five years. Additionally, companies are also expected to advertise and market their inulin and fructooligosaccharide products with clean labels to attract and increase the number of consumers. The entry of new players is anticipated to significantly drive the growth of the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market over the forecast period.

The Use of Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide as Fat Substitutes in the Processed Meat Industry

The cholesterol content in meat products has always been a problem for consumers. According to the UCSF Health Organization, 3.5 oz of skinless chicken contains 85 mg of cholesterol, and 3.5 oz of meat contains 94 mg of cholesterol. A study by ScienceDirect journal suggested that, inulin and fructooligosaccharide can be used as a fat substitute in the meat processing industry through sensory analysis and texture profile analysis. Hence, in order to overcome this issue, manufacturers have started using inulin and fructooligosaccharide as a fat substitute. Inulin and fructooligosaccharide help in lowering the cholesterol content in meat, and act as a suitable fat substitute. This way, manufactures are able to offer low-fat processed meat to consumers, due to which, a surge in the demand for inulin and fructooligosaccharide has been observed. Over the years, this practice is expected to become a trend, and create an opportunity for new players in the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market.

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market: Introduction

The proposed market report of TMR on the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market evaluates opportunities in the current market, and provides updates and insights corresponding to different segments involved in the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market over the forecast period 2018–2026. The global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market report further exhibits the estimated data for 2018, and forecast data up to 2026 in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (MT). In terms of value, the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period. The present study exhibits the trends and market dynamics of the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market in five major regions - North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. The report also includes the study of the current issues with consumers and various future opportunities for the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market.

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market: Report Description

The report explores the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market for the period 2018 to 2026. The primary objective of the report is to provide insights into key developments in the market that are consistently supporting the transformation of global businesses that are associated with inulin and fructooligosaccharide. It is very important to consider that, in an ever wavering economy, we provide the estimated (Y-o-Y) year-on-year growth rate in addition to the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for the overall forecast, to better understand the analysis and evaluation of the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market, and to discover equitable opportunities.

Yet another key feature of this report is that, the estimation of the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market and the corresponding revenue forecast is carried out in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is usually not prioritized while forecasting overall market numbers. Absolute dollar opportunity analysis is very essential in evaluating the degree of opportunity that a provider can observe to execute, as well as to contrast the potential resources from a sales perspective in the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market.

The report starts with an elaborated executive summary, and the market definition of various segmentations that are included and their respective shares in the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market. The report further incorporates the major macroeconomic factors that have an effect over the growth of the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market. The report also highlights the various market dynamics, which includes the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and trends in the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market. The report further underlines the study of the present issues with industrial processing, and opportunities for the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market. It also encompasses a value chain analysis that provides a structural view of overall profitability from the manufacturer to the end user in the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market. In order to provide users with a clear view of the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market, we have exhibited a competitive analysis of key market players and their strategic expansions. The competitive dashboard presents a detailed comparison of inulin and fructooligosaccharide manufacturers on valuable parameters such as key product offerings, total revenue, key developments, and key strategies. The study intensifies the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market attractiveness analysis by type, nature, source, form, end use, and region.

To evaluate the overall market size of inulin and fructooligosaccharide, the report considers various fundamental aspects based on secondary research. Furthermore, it emphasizes quantitative evaluation such as market shares by type, nature, source, form, end use, and region, and other qualitative data from primary respondents, which have been consolidated to arrive at clear and accurate market estimations. The forecast presented in the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market report arrives at the total revenue being generated, and expected revenue contribution in the future by the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market.

Detailed profiles of companies that manufacture inulin and fructooligosaccharide are included in the report to analyze their developmental strategies, key product offerings, and recent developments, as they have a significant role in the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market. Major market players covered in the inulin and fructooligosaccharide market report are Cargill Incorporated, BENEO-Orafti SA, Jarrow Formulas, Inc., Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, Sensus B.V., The iidea Company, Ingredion Incorporated, NOW Health Group, Inc., TrooFoods Ltd., PMV Nutrient Products Pvt Ltd., Natura BioFoods, Nova-BioRubber Green Technologies Inc., Nutriagaves de México SA de CV, The Green Labs LLC, and The Tierra Group among others.

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market: Segmentation

The subsequent sections analyze the global inulin and fructooligosaccharide market on the basis of type, nature, source, form, end use, and region, and presents a forecast for the period 2018 to 2026. The market is segmented as follows:

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market by Type

  • Fructo-oligosaccharide
  • Inulin

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market by Nature

  • Organic
  • Conventional

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market by Source

  • Agave
  • Chicory
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Others

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market by Form

  • Powder
  • Liquid

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market by End Use

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Functional Food & Beverages
  • Dairy Products
  • Infant Formula
  • Breakfast Cereals & Cereal Bars
  • Meat Products
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Pet Food

Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide Market by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  •  Europe
    • EU5
    • BENELUX
    • NORDIC
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
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