Fat Replacers Market Size, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, COVID19 Impact Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027
Report ID: GMI2137
Fat Replacers Market size is expanding with higher awareness about health issues and subsequent increase in consumption of low-fat and low-calorie food products. Key food and beverage manufacturers are focusing on adding a significant amount of fat substitutes in foods to cater to consumers who are alert about long-term effects of unhealthy diet and prevalence of chronic conditions like cancer, high blood cholesterol, and coronary heart diseases.
Several R&D activities to evaluate the risks and benefits of fat replacers are offering a push to the ingredient demand. Existing research says that that protein-based and carbohydrate-based fat replacers should not have a negative impact on health. The accelerating government approvals of the use of fat replacers in baked food products and other formulations, alongside the rapid expansion of the food & beverage industry, are the major trends characterizing the ingredient consumption.
Considering the product type, the protein-based segment will serve as the key contributor toward the global fat replacers market share over 2021-2027, owing to the escalating product usage in frozen desserts and dairy beverages across several region. The ingredient is also capable of enhancing the mouthfeel and texture of the food products, driving its use in upcoming healthier drinks.
Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as a lucrative revenue pocket for the fat replacers industry, driven by the rising population and nutrition requirement per consumer, especially in the dairy sector. Manufacturers in the region are also witnessing high adoption of healthy eating habits, leading to a higher demand for low-calorie packaged products. The consumption of sauces and spreads APAC countries is also increasing, expanding the scope of fat replacer market.
Some of the major producers in global fat replacers market include Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), DKS Co, Agritech Worldwide, Kerry Group, Koninklijke DSM, Cargill, FMC Corporation, Ashland Global Holdings, Ingredion Incorporated, DuPont, Kraft Foods, , RS Flavour Ingredients, Levapan SA, ConAgra Brands, Del Monte Foods, P&G Food Ingredients, Frito-Lay, Nestle, Tate & Lyle, BENEO GmbH, and Solvaira Specialties, among others.
Numerous strategies are being employed by the industry players in an effort to maintain a robust position in the global market. For instance, in January 2021, ELIMA Oil Products introduced healthier plant-based alternative fats, including Premeo animal fat replacer, frying oil, and dairy fat replacer, for food & dessert manufacturers, with an objective to meet their growing demand in countries such as Japan and South Korea.
In 2020, J. RETTENMAIER & SÖHNE Group unveiled its broad portfolio of Vivapur meat alternative fibers, including fat replacers, designed to ensure ease of use in a cold production system. These fat replacers can be seamlessly combined with oil and water.
Impact of COVID-19 on fat replacers market trends
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been posing devastating social and economic issues worldwide. Food and beverage companies have been hard hit due to the supply chain and market disruptions, considerably affecting their production and demand. The consumption of packaged food outside reduced considerable during 2020, affecting business margins.
The fat replacers market forecast, however, is expected to maintain a steady rate of expansion post the pandemic, on the back of the evolving eating habits as a result of the health crisis. The increasing health concerns are resulting in a rapid inclination towards the intake of low-fat products to maintain a healthy diet. The gradual adoption of functional foods and meat substitutes in developed countries will sustain the industry growth.
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