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Botanical Sugar Market Size - By Type (Coconut sugar, Date sugar, Palm sugar, Maple sugar, Cane sugar, Birch sugar, Monk fruit sugar, Yacon syrup, Stevia, Allulose, Erythritol), Application, Growth Prospects, Regional Outlook & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7305
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Botanical Sugar Market Size

Botanical Sugar Market size was valued at USD 1.79 billion in 2022 and is estimated to expand at 3.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. As consumers become more health-conscious, they are actively seeking products that are perceived as more wholesome and less processed, and botanical sugars, such as coconut sugar, date sugar, and stevia, are considered appealing choices due to their relatively lower glycemic indexes and potential health benefits.

Botanical Sugar Market

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Additionally, the rise in awareness about the environmental impact of traditional sugar production has led to a growing demand for sustainably sourced and ethically produced botanical sugars, aligning with the broader trend of eco-conscious consumption. The botanical sugar market also benefits from its versatile applications across various industries, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and dietary supplements, further contributing to its increasing demand.

Botanical sugars can often be more expensive than traditional sugars, which can limit their adoption, especially in price-sensitive markets. Additionally, the availability of certain botanical sugar sources, such as monk fruit or yacon, may be limited in certain regions, affecting the market's reach and accessibility. Balancing cost and availability while meeting increasing demand can be a challenge for the market.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had varying impacts on the botanical sugar market. While there was increased interest in natural and healthier food options, which benefited the market, the economic challenges and disruptions to supply chains negatively affected production and distribution. With changes in consumer behaviour and a focus on health and wellness, botanical sugar products like stevia and monk fruit sugar saw increased demand, particularly in the food and beverage industry.

However, the overall market faced challenges related to reduced disposable incomes and shifts in consumer spending priorities, which impacted purchasing patterns and slowed down market growth. Additionally, disruptions in the supply chain and logistics affected the sourcing and distribution of botanical sugar products, posing challenges to the industry's stability during the pandemic.

Botanical Sugar Market Trends

In the botanical sugar industry, several key trends have emerged in recent years. Consumers' growing interest in natural and healthier sweetening alternatives has driven the demand for botanical sugars like coconut sugar, stevia, and monk fruit sugar. The market has witnessed a rise in demand for sustainably sourced and ethically produced botanical sugars as environmentally and socially conscious consumption gains traction.

Additionally, innovative applications of botanical sugars in various industries, including food and beverages, dietary supplements, and cosmetics, have further expanded market opportunities. The market is also witnessing increased research and development efforts to introduce new product formulations and address specific consumer needs, such as low-calorie or low-glycemic alternatives, reflecting evolving preferences for healthier and eco-friendly sugar options.

Botanical Sugar Market Analysis

 Botanical Sugar Market Size, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on Type, the coconut sugar segment held over USD 580.9 million revenue in 2022. it is renowned for its natural and unrefined production process, which appeals to consumers seeking healthier and minimally processed sweeteners. Coconut sugar is made from the sap of coconut palm trees, and it involves minimal heat processing, resulting in a caramel-like flavor and brown color that mimic the taste and appearance of traditional sugars. This makes it a versatile substitute in various culinary applications, including baking, cooking, and beverages, without compromising on flavor.

Botanical Sugar Market Revenue Share, By Application, (2022)

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Based on application, the food and beverage application segment accounted for 68.24% of the botanical sugar market share in 2022. Consumers are increasingly seeking healthier, more natural sweeteners, and botanical sugars like stevia, monk fruit sugar, and coconut sugar fit the bill. In the food and beverage industry, these natural sweeteners can be used in a wide array of products, from low-sugar beverages to reduced-sugar baked goods and snacks, offering a healthier alternative to traditional sugars.

These botanical sugars not only provide the desired sweetness but also often have a lower glycemic index, making them appealing to health-conscious consumers looking to manage their sugar intake. This, along with their versatility in various recipes, aligns perfectly with the industry's quest for healthier and more natural ingredients, making botanical sugar a popular choice for food and beverage applications.

North America Botanical Sugar Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Million)

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North America botanical sugar market size dominated around USD 759.7 million in 2022. North America has seen a growing trend toward health and wellness, with consumers increasingly seeking natural and healthier alternatives to traditional sweeteners. Botanical sugars, such as stevia and monk fruit sugar, fit into this trend perfectly as they offer a lower-calorie, low-glycemic index, and more natural sweetness. Secondly, the food and beverage industry in North America is highly developed, with a strong focus on innovation and consumer demand for healthier products. Manufacturers are actively incorporating botanical sugars into a wide range of food and beverage products, from reduced-sugar beverages to snacks and baked goods.

Botanical Sugar Market Share

Some of the major companies operating in the botanical sugar industry are:

  • Coconut Secret
  • Wholesome Sweeteners
  • Lakanto
  • Now Foods
  • Pure Organic Ingredients
  • Swerve
  • Monk Fruit In The Raw

These companies focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these companies are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Lakanto is a company that produces and sells botanical sugars, such as monk fruit sweetener, erythritol, and allulose. Lakanto's products are known for being healthy and sustainable alternatives to refined sugar. They are also zero-calorie, zero-carb, and non-glycemic, making them a good choice for people with diabetes or other health conditions.

Botanical Sugar Industry News

  • In December 2021, food tech start up B.T. Sweet introduces Cambya, a plant based botanical sugar substitute, which is based on ingredients that have natural sweeteners such as stevia, monk fruit and carob.

The botanical sugar market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & in Kilo Tons Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Coconut sugar
  • Date sugar
  • Palm sugar
  • Maple sugar
  • Cane sugar
  • Birch sugar
  • Monk fruit sugar
  • Yacon syrup
  • Stevia
  • Allulose
  • Erythritol
  • Other

Market, By Application

  • Food and beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Dietary supplements
  • Other

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Manish Mohanan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of botanical sugar reached USD 1.79 billion in 2022 and is poised to cross USD 2.55 billion by the end of 2032, says this GMI report.
Food and beverage segment accounted for around 68.24% in 2022, as consumers are increasingly seeking healthier, natural sweeteners, and botanical sugars like stevia, monk fruit sugar, and coconut sugar fit the bill.
North America market share was worth USD 759.7 million in 2022, as consumers across the region focus on health and wellness by seeking natural and healthier alternatives to traditional sweeteners.
Coconut Secret, Wholesome Sweeteners, Lakanto, Now Foods, Pure Organic Ingredients, Swerve, and Monk Fruit In The Raw.

Botanical Sugar Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Tables & Figures: 136
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 200
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