Functional Food Ingredients Market

Functional Food Ingredients Market Size & Share - Future Growth Expectations

The global functional food ingredients market size is valued at USD 119.2 billion in 2024, showcases a remarkable growth projection, anticipated to escalate to USD 165.8 billion by 2029, indicating a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% during the forecast period. Escalating consumer awareness regarding health and wellness has significantly bolstered the demand for the functional food ingredients market. The prevalence of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues has propelled individuals to prioritize healthier dietary choices.

Functional Food Ingredients Market Share - Global Industry Landscape

The functional food ingredients market is characterized by the presence of several key players competing for market share. Some of the leading companies in the functional food ingredients industry include:

  • Cargill, Incorporated (US)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • ADM (US)
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (US)
  • Arla Foods amba (Denmark)
  • Kerry Group plc. (Ireland)
  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Japan)
  • DSM (Netherlands)

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These companies, along with several others, collectively shape the global functional food ingredients industry landscape. Market dynamics are influenced by factors such as technological innovation, regulatory compliance, strategic partnerships, and market consolidation. 

Cargill, Incorporated (US)

  • Market Share: Cargill is one of the largest privately held corporations in the United States and a major player in various sectors including agriculture, food, and industrial products. Its market share varies across different segments.
  • Key Offerings: Cargill offers a wide range of products and services including agricultural commodities, food ingredients, animal nutrition, and risk management solutions.

BASF SE (Germany)

  • Market Share: BASF is one of the largest chemical producers in the world, with a significant market share in various industries such as chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural solutions, and oil & gas.
  • Key Offerings: BASF provides a diverse range of products including chemicals, plastics, performance materials, agricultural solutions, and functional materials & solutions.


  • Market Share: ADM, Archer Daniels Midland Company, is one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with a considerable market share in the global agribusiness sector.
  • Key Offerings: ADM offers a broad portfolio of products and services including food ingredients, animal feed ingredients, biofuels, agricultural commodities trading, and transportation services.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (US)

  • Market Share: IFF is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances, with a significant market share in the flavor and fragrance industry.
  • Key Offerings: IFF provides a wide range of products including flavors, fragrances, active cosmetic ingredients, and specialty ingredients for various consumer goods industries.

Arla Foods amba (Denmark)

  • Market Share: Arla Foods is one of the largest dairy companies in the world, particularly dominant in Europe, with a notable market share in the dairy industry.
  • Key Offerings: Arla Foods offers a variety of dairy products including milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, and powdered milk, marketed under various brand names.

Kerry Group plc. (Ireland)

  • Market Share: Kerry Group is a major player in the global food and beverage industry, with a significant market share in food ingredients and flavors.
  • Key Offerings: Kerry Group provides a wide range of food and beverage solutions including taste & nutrition systems, functional ingredients, beverage systems, and dairy & lipid systems.

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Japan)

  • Market Share: Ajinomoto is a leading Japanese food and chemical corporation, with a substantial market share in the global food and seasoning industry.
  • Key Offerings: Ajinomoto offers various food products and ingredients including seasonings, processed foods, beverages, and amino acids.

DSM (Netherlands)

  • Market Share: DSM is a global science-based company engaged in health, nutrition, and materials, with a significant market share in nutritional ingredients and solutions.
  • Key Offerings: DSM provides nutritional ingredients, vitamins, food enzymes, and other solutions for the food and beverage, dietary supplements, and animal nutrition industries.

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Functional Food Ingredients Market by Type (Probiotics, Protein & Amino Acids, Phytochemicals & Plant Extracts, Prebiotics, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Carotenoids, Vitamins), Application, Source, Form, Health Benefits and Region - Global Forecast to 2029

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