Prebiotic Ingredients Market

Prebiotic Ingredients Market Size, Share and Industry Leaders

The global prebiotic ingredients market was valued at USD 6.3 billion in 2022 and it is predicted to be worth around USD 10.9 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% from 2022 to 2027. Prebiotic ingredients are beneficial for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea, colon cancer, for calcium absorption, and to maintain bone health, skin health, immunity, and obesity. Awareness about prebiotics has gained popularity in recent years, stimulating scientific as well as industrial interest.

The prebiotic ingredients market consists largely of globally established players such as Beneo (Germany), ADM (US), DuPont (US), Friesland Campina (Netherlands), Ingredion (US), Samyang Corp (South Korea), Beghin Meiji (France), Tate & Lyle PLC (UK), Yakult (Japan), Kerry PLC (Ireland), Fronterra Ltd. (New Zealand), Royal Cosun (Netherlands), Roquette Frères (France), and Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA (Belgium). New product launches was the dominant strategy adopted by the key players, followed by expansions. These strategies have helped them to increase their presence in different regions and industrial segments in the prebiotic ingredients market .

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Beneo engages in developing and producing functional ingredients from natural sources of food, feed, and pharmaceutical products. The products have health benefits, such as weight and energy management, as well as technical benefits, such as prolonged shelf life or a stable structure. The company is present in more than 80 countries and has seven local offices with five production sites in Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Chile. The company is a member of Sudzucker Group, which provides plant-based sweetening solutions. Beneo has seven approved EU health claims and two FDA health claim approvals. Beneo’s chicory root fibers and functional carbohydrates are approved in more than 80 countries providing benefits globally.

Beneo also invests in R&D and has recently invested in expanding capacity in Chile and Belgium. Beneo has developed a new product called Orafti inulin, which is sourced naturally through chicory root fiber and is used in a wide range of food and beverage applications.

Royal Cosun is an agro-industrial group in prebiotic ingredients market that produces a wide range of ingredients and intermediate products for the food industry. The company operates through its subsidiaries in the Netherlands, such as Aviko, Duynie Group, Sensus, Suiker Unie, SVZ, and Cosun Biobased Products.

Sensus produces inulin, a dietary fiber that reduces the sugar and fat content of foodstuffs from chicory. The Cosun Food Technology Centre (CFTC) is the R&D center of the company, located in the Netherlands, which focuses on the innovation of products used in a wide range of applications. It has production facilities in Roosendaal and Zwolle and distributors across 45 countries. It operates through its regional branches- Sensus Inc. in North America and Sensus Asia in the Asia Pacific.

Royal Cosun has made two major investments; one in Roosendaal to increase the storage capacity for liquid inulin products and another in Zwolle, a new spray-dry plant taken into operation, to increase the capacity for production of inulin powders.

Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA operates as the manufacturer in prebiotic ingredients market of naturally sourced ingredients from peas and chicory roots. Its ingredient portfolio includes chicory root fiber, pea protein, pea fiber, and pea starch, which are used in dietary supplements, and finished products, such as granola bars, baked goods, plant-based and savory products, non-dairy applications, and beverages.

The company has three processing plants, among which one is dedicated to chicory roots and the other two for pea processing. It has a sales office in China and distributes its products through its subsidiary Gillico Ingredients in North America. On the strength of its subsidiary in the US, it has a presence in North America and the Caribbean. Through its sales office in China and Taiwan, it has an expanded presence in the Asia Pacific. The regional presence has enabled the company to adapt and cater to local needs.

Key Trends in the Global Prebiotic Ingredients Market:

  • Growing Awareness of Gut Health: Increased awareness among consumers about the importance of gut health has been a significant driver for the prebiotic ingredient market. Consumers are seeking products that promote digestive health and overall well-being, leading to a rise in demand for prebiotic ingredients.
  • Rising Demand for Functional Foods: The demand for functional foods and beverages fortified with prebiotic ingredients is on the rise. Consumers are increasingly looking for products that offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition, such as improved digestion and enhanced immunity.
  • Expansion of Product Offerings: Food and beverage manufacturers are expanding their product offerings to include a wider range of prebiotic ingredients. This includes incorporating prebiotics into various products such as dairy, bakery, cereals, and dietary supplements to cater to diverse consumer preferences.
  • Focus on Natural and Clean Label Products: There is a growing preference for natural and clean label products among consumers, driving the demand for prebiotic ingredients sourced from natural sources such as chicory root, acacia gum, and inulin. Manufacturers are responding by formulating products with ingredients that have recognizable and minimal processing.
  • Research and Innovation: Ongoing research and innovation in the field of prebiotics are leading to the development of novel ingredients and formulations with enhanced functionality and efficacy. This includes the exploration of new sources of prebiotics, as well as advancements in extraction and production techniques.
  • Health and Wellness Trends: The overarching trend towards health and wellness continues to influence the prebiotic ingredients market. Consumers are increasingly incorporating products containing prebiotics into their diets as part of a proactive approach to maintaining optimal health and preventing illness.
  • Expansion in Emerging Markets: The demand for prebiotic ingredients is witnessing significant growth in emerging markets, driven by factors such as rising disposable incomes, changing dietary habits, and increasing awareness about the health benefits of prebiotics. This presents opportunities for market players to expand their presence in these regions.
  • Regulatory Environment: Regulatory frameworks governing the use of prebiotic ingredients are evolving, impacting product formulation, labeling, and marketing strategies. Manufacturers need to stay abreast of regulatory changes and ensure compliance to maintain consumer trust and market access.

Prebiotic Ingredients Market Report Segmentation:

This research report categorizes the prebiotic ingredients market based on type, application, source, and region.

By Type

By Application

By Source

By Region

  • Oligosaccharide
  • Inulin
  • Polydextrose
  • Other Types
  • Food & Beverage
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Animal Feed
  • Roots
  • Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Other sources
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • Rest of the World (ROW)

Recent Developments

  • In November 2022, ADM completed its acquisition of Georgia, US-based Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes. Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes provides probiotic and dietary supplements using probiotic, prebiotic, and enzyme technology. It operates five manufacturing facilities, one fermentation facility, and eight global R&D and quality control laboratories.
  • In December 2020, DuPont merged with IFF; this merger would help DuPont become a global leader in high-value ingredients and solutions for global food & beverage, home & personal care, and health & wellness industries.
  • In February 2021, GrupoArcor and Ingredion Incorporated entered into a joint venture to integrate the combined operations to market, sell, and manufacture ingredients within Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. The manufacturing facilities will produce value-added ingredients such as glucose syrups, maltose, fructose, starch, and maltodextrins. Maltodextrins are prebiotics with proven health properties.
  • In November 2021, Nexira acquired Swiss-based Unipektin Ingredients AG, which manufactures ‘Vidofibers,’ which are plant fibers. Vidofiber GF 25A is a soluble dietary fiber made from de-polymerized guar gum. This powder can be easily added to various foods, beverages, and supplements.
  • In November 2022, Kerry PLC launched Emugold Fiber for the fortified white bread manufacturer. This will promote a high fiber claim in the white bread without affecting the taste, texture, and other sensory aspects.
  • In July 2021, Roquette launched Nutriose soluble fiber sourced from yellow peas in the US market. The product offers the same functional benefits as the fibers sourced from wheat and corn. It also includes stronger and more consumer-friendly labeling because pea is not an allergen.
  • In March 2021, Taiyo International expanded its Sunfiber product portfolio by launching Sunfiber GI, a synbiotic manufactured by combining probiotic and prebiotic properties. It targeted the women's demo graph suffering from gut health issues.
  • In October 2022, Prenexus Health announced a partnership with Aloha Medicinals, a cultivator of bulk medicinal mushrooms and mushroom grain spawn ingredients, to bring the novel mushroom-based prebiotic, MyceliaGI to market.

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