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Yeast Beta Glucan Market Size By Form (Soluble, Insoluble), By Purity (Below 70%, 70%, 70-85%, Above 85%), By Application (Food & Beverages, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028

  • Report ID: GMI5294
  • Published Date: Jul 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Yeast Beta Glucan Market size exceeded USD 155 Million in 2021 and is estimated to grow at over 8.9% CAGR from 2022 to 2028. Rising interest in functional and nutraceutical products because of busy and hectic lifestyles is propelling the market demand for yeast beta-glucan.

Yeast beta glucan market outlook

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Yeast beta-glucans attach to specific receptor sites on phagocytes and macrophages, activating these cells' capacity to attack tumors and infections. A unique food element, yeast beta-glucan has immune-regulating, anti-allergic, anti-infective, anti-radiation, and anti-tumor properties. It is extensively utilized in food and beverage, feed for animals, and cosmetic purposes. The dairy, baking, functional beverage, health food, and functional food industries all use yeast beta-glucan. Additionally, it applies to probiotic granules, functional drinks, newborn formula milk powder, and dietary supplements.

Beta-glucan from yeast increases an animal's ailment resistance and can take the place of medications. The industries of pet food, animal feed, and aquaculture all use it extensively. Beta-glucan produced from yeast is cost-effective and hence it is preferred over other alternatives required for immunological regulations. Over the forecast period, the market for yeast beta-glucan is expected to grow due to the increased need for immune supplements. The market for immunity supplements is expected to rise as more elderly individuals turn to supplements to stave off chronic ailments.

The food industry has faced a number of challenges by 2020, as well as the agricultural and food industries. Feed production in some regions, namely the European and African regions, has identified more challenges than others. As a result of the COVID-19 disaster, an increase in e-commerce has been observed worldwide. Due to the current global coronavirus outbreak, demand for immune health supplements is quite high. Because yeast beta glucans are essential for sustaining the immune system, there is a substantial market opportunity.

Growing consumer inclination toward yeast beta glucan as nutraceutical additives and associated health benefits offered by soluble fibers on health should drive product demand

Yeast beta glucan market by form

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Yeast beta glucan market from soluble form is prominently used in food & beverage applications and is set to witness over 8% CAGR from 2022 to 2028. Soluble yeast beta-glucan is majorly used in the production of functional food and various other related supplements. They contain immunomodulatory properties and can activate white blood cells, which are vital for accelerating the healing of wounds. In contrast to water-soluble solutions, yeast beta-glucan is ingested orally as an insoluble particle. It is advertised as a dietary food additive supplement that improves metabolism and nutritionally enhances the immune system. It is frequently used to make pharmaceutical-grade supplement powders and to strengthen food solutions. Rising concern & consumer inclination toward soluble protein ingredients should drive product demand.

The global demand for functional foods is being driven in large part by the increase in chronic diseases and the growing elderly population.

Yeast beta glucan market by purity

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Yeast beta-glucan market from 70% purity segment is set to witness over 8.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2028. The 70% purity segment is anticipated to hold a substantial share in the global market in 2021 owing to the increasing demand for in functional food and supplements. Besides, the increase in awareness regarding the healthy lifestyle after the Covid-19 pandemic has augmented the demand for nutraceuticals and antioxidants significantly during the forecast period.  Moreover, the consumption of yeast beta-glucan in the daily diet has shown positive growth on account of the inclusion of yeast-derived beta-glucan in breakfast in most developing and developed countries across the globe. This should enhance the use of yeast beta-glucan as an immunity modulator.

Economic feasibility and easy availability of bakery products will boost the market share during forecast period.

Yeast beta glucan market by application

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Yeast beta glucan market from food & beverages segment accounted for the majority of share  in 2021 and is expected to remain the same during the forecast period. An increase in demand for nutritional food, drinks, snacks, etc. has created a certain need for the manufacturer to include yeast beta glucan into the nutritional drinks and related supplements. Yeast beta glucan helps in reducing the risk of diabetics and helps in developing immunity to various diseases. This has increased the consumption of yeast beta-glucan in food & beverage applications. Increased consumption of bread products and a shift toward multigrain bread, brown bread, and whole wheat bread will also increase the market share for yeast.

Growing requirements for easy food availability and retaining the freshness of food products should drive the adoption of processed food will fuel the market demand in the North American region

Yeast beta glucan market by region

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North America is witnessing tremendous demand for nutrient-rich food & beverages fortified with DHA, probiotics, and beta-glucan owing to their ability to reduce respiratory diseases and allergic reactions. The millennial population segment shows a high preference for clean-label food products and natural ingredients. Rising government initiatives to boost infant health are likely to drive the demand for infant food fortified with yeast beta-glucan. Beta-glucans offer various health benefits, such as improved laxation, promotion of satiety, and enhancement in postprandial glycemia & serum lipids, which make them ideal additives in fortified food. Further, increasing consumer awareness regarding the adverse health impacts of nutrient deficiency will foster yeast beta glucan market expansion in North America.

New product development along with acquisition, and expansion is among the primary business strategies adopted by manufacturers

Some of the key players in the yeast beta glucan industry include Kerry Group, Angel Yeast Co. Ltd, Ohly, Specialty Biotech Co., Ltd, Mitushi Biopharma, Hiyeast, Zhuhai, TXY Biotech Holding Co. Ltd, Aria Ingredients, & Sinofi. The key players in the market are mainly focusing on new product launches, acquisitions, and expansion in developing and developed economies to capture a good business share.

In December 2021, Kerry Group expanded its footprint in Africa with the acquisition of Rwanda-based Afribon. It will enable the localization of Kerry’s products and services, bolstered by Afribon’s local market expertise. Afribon is specialized in the development, production, and marketing of food flavors.

The global yeast beta glucan market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of volume in Tons and revenue in USD Million from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments:

By Form

  • Soluble
  • Insoluble

By Purity

  • Below 70%
  • 70%
  • 70-85%
  • Above 85%

By Application

  • Food & Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Animal Feed
  • Food & Beverages

The above information has been provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

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

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The yeast beta glucan industry size is slated to surpass USD 270 million by 2028 and is poised to record an 8.9% CAGR through 2022-2030 with rising adoption across the dairy, baking, functional beverage, health food, and functional food sectors.

The market for 70% purity yeast beta-glucan is likely to strike an 8.5% CAGR between 2022-2028 driven by increasing use in functional food and supplements.

The soluble yeast beta glucan industry share from food and beverage applications will record over 8% CAGR through 2022-2028 with increasing demand for dietary food additive supplements.

North America yeast beta glucan market is set to reach a significant value by 2028 due to the thriving demand for nutrient-rich food & beverages fortified with DHA, probiotics, and beta-glucan.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Tables & Figures: 251
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 185

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