Prebiotics Market Size By Ingredient (Inulin, GOS, FOS, MOS), By Application (Animal Feed, Food & Beverages [Dairy, Cereals, Baked Goods, Fermented Meat, Dry Foods], Dietary Supplements [Food, Nutrition, Infant Formulations]),Regional Outlook, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Nov 2019  |  Report ID: GMI410  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kritika Mamtani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 235   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Rapid consumption of dairy products to assist prebiotics demand

Prebiotics Market size exceeded USD 4 billion, globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow at over 9.5% CAGR between 2019 and 2026.

Prebiotics Market

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Prebiotics are substances which stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.  They primarily consist of soluble fibers which feed intestinal microbes, and release short-chain fatty acids that have a beneficial impact on the gastrointestinal tract and distant organs. Prebiotics are non-digestible in the human gut, which allows them to pass through intact into the large intestine, where they undergo fermentation. Prebiotics enhance the concentration of healthy bacteria in the digestive system, stimulate the production of essential vitamins and strengthen the immune system, which restrains the growth of pathogenic bacteria.

The use of prebiotics enriched yogurt helps in easy digestion and regulates the production of bile. They are also used in treating chronic conditions such as heart burn and constipation. Lactobacillus based yogurts are compatible with various preparation such as Greek and Swedish yoghurt and help in strengthening immune system by boosting product of healthy enzymes which should encourage prebiotics industry growth.

Prebiotics based fermented cow or yak’s milk products are used to treat chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is also used to supplement heavy protein enriched meat diets as it aids in breaking down complex protein. Prebiotics based milk products are also compatible with infant diets as it reduces vomiting and increases digestion rate which should augment market share.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has permitted food manufacturers to use prebiotics strains in dairy preparations. They are recognized as Safe (GRAS) for food & beverage preparations and can also be used in fortifying dietary supplements. The regulation also specifies stringent labelling conditions to inform the consumer on the prebiotics strain used in manufacturing the product which is making manufactures opt for high quality strains thus booting regional industry outlook.

Prebiotics Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 4 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2015 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 9.5% 2026 Value Projection: 7.2 Billion (USD)
Pages: 235 Tables, Charts & Figures: 302
Geographies covered (16): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Ingredients & Application
Companies covered (11): Abbot Laboratories, Cargill, Cosucra Groupe Warcoing S.A., Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry, Friesland Campina, ROQUETTE Freres, Jarrow Formulas, SOLACTIS Group, Sigma Aldrich, Mitushi Biopharma, Weetabix, Beghin Meiji,
Growth Drivers:
  • Asia Pacific: Dietary supplements industry growth
  • North America
  • Calorie fat and sugar reduction in the U.S.
  • Dairy industry growth in the U.S.
  • Benefits to gut health
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Growing use of feed phytogenics
  • Considerably high R&D expenditure

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Improved insulin regulation & immunity strengthening nature to boost inulin demand

Based on ingredient, the market is segmented into Inulin, FOS, MOS, and GOS. Inulin is a starchy substance containing strains of Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium and is found in herbs, fruits, and vegetables such as bananas, onions, and artichokes. It is used in manufacturing prebiotics-based supplements as it controls the flow on insulin and reduces the concentration of fat around liver thus promoting healthy function of pancreases and reducing the risk of type I & II diabetes which is likely to trigger market growth.

Inulin based prebiotics aid in reducing weight loss by triggering the metabolic rate leading to more efficient and quicker digestion cycles. The rich concentration of antioxidants and flavonoids makes it an excellent remedy to counter craving for sweet products thus helping in weight & insulin control. Its compatibility with various delivery forms such as powder & tablets and rich concentration of naturally induced nutrients makes it a healthier alternative to chemically fortified supplements which should accelerate market demand.

Inulin based prebiotics drinks and powders are also utilized in enhancing nutritional profile of food & beverages as it is easily digestible and does not lead to digestive discomfort such as heart burn and acidity. Its rich concentration of antioxidants & vitamins helps in strengthening the immune system from chronic cough, cold, and digestive disorders which should increase prebiotics industry share.

Incorporation of prebiotics in bakery products to enhance market share

   Global Prebiotics Market Forecasts from Baked Foods

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Increasing popularity for light, natural, and prebiotics induced additives is making companies manufacture customized solutions for baked goods. Inulin based dough fortified by amino acids is utilized in making  healthy and light bakery preparations for bakery industry such as cakes and croissants owing to its compatibility with natural baking ingredients and imparting elasticity to dough which makes it easy  to digest which is likely to foster market trends.

These strains are used to fortify and improve the nutritional profile for fermented meat products such as salami, ham, and sausages They are also utilized in enhancing nutritional profile in beverage industry.  FOS strains improves the texture of final meat product and makes it easy to chew thus enhancing digestibility. It also aids in breaking of complex protein molecules in stomach and reduces bloating, flatulence and constipation which should trigger market share.

They are used in manufacturing high fiber breakfast cereals as they help in quick digestion which provides quick and long last energy throughout the day. They also aid in improving the nutritional profile as strains derived from natural sources are rich in antioxidants, and complex amino acids which not only boost metabolic rate but also aid in improving dermatological health which should increase market share.

North America to remain an attractive destination for prebiotics market demand

North America Prebiotics Market by Application

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The North America prebiotics market outlook should register over 8.5% gains by 2025. These products find widespread use in preparing local and international food preparations such as macaroni, crepes, and croissants. Rising geriatric population and increasing consumer inclination towards healthy food alternatives is making companies to manufacture FOS and MOS induced breakfast cereals, snacks, and bakery preparations which should drive market growth.

Changing consumer perceptions towards natural ingredients in food industry and increasing demand for healthier snacks is expected to augment market share. GOS induced products provide a healthier alternative to popular snacks such as Greek yogurt and dry meats which may increase consumption rates. and encourage market demand.

These products minimize the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as they improve digestive efficacy without aggravating the production of gastric hydrochloric acid. They are also added to improve digestibility of dietary supplements and enhance nutritional profile without the addition of harmful chemical additives which should boost market trends.

New product development among Industry players to gain competitive advantage remains key market growth strategy

In November 2018, Kellogg’s launched new a line of breakfast cereals enriched with strains such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. The company claims that combination of 2.5 grams of strain induced powder & CFU’s, and 8-9 gram of fiber provides a three-in-one solution which helps in improving digestive flora and fauna.

In October 2016, Abbott launched two new products in infant formulation product line, Similac Pro-Sensitive and Pro-Advance. It contains a special strain, 2’-FL Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO), similar to breast milk. The product is enriched with vital minerals, minerals, and antioxidants required for healthy growth and immunity support for infants.

Several major market players are involved in strategic collaborations to diversify product portfolio, increase geographical presence, and gain competitive advantage. Market consist of players such as Yakult Pharmaceutical, ROQUETTE freres, Abbot Laboratories, DuPont, Cargill,  Jarrow Formulas, SOLACTIS Group, Sigma Aldrich, and Weetabix.

The prebiotics market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Ingredient

  • Inulin
  • GOS
  • FOS
  • MOS

By Application

  • Animal Feed
  • Food Beverages
    • Dairy
    • Nutrition
    • Baked Goods
    • Fermented Meat
    • Dry Foods
  • Dietary Supplements
    • Food
    • Nutrition
    • Infant Formulations

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Prebiotics are substances which stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. They primarily consist of soluble fibers which feed intestinal microbes, and release short-chain fatty acids that have a beneficial impact on the gastrointestinal tract and distant organs.
Rising consumer propensity for active lifestyle along with increasing preferences towards healthy eating habits will be key driving factors for the growth of the market.
The North American industry for prebiotics will register over 8.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2026, as estimated by GMI.
Yakult Pharmaceutical, ROQUETTE freres, Abbot Laboratories, DuPont, Cargill, Jarrow Formulas, SOLACTIS Group, Sigma Aldrich, and Weetabix are the prominent players operating in the global market.

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  • Published Date: Nov 2019
  • Pages: 235
  • Tables: 261
  • Charts / Figures: 41
  • Companies covered: 11
  • Countries covered: 16

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