Short-chain Fructooligosaccharides Market size is estimated to exceed USD 1.1 Billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.
Increasing demand for sugar reduction and fiber enrichment in the food & beverage applications is driving the short-chain fructooligosaccharides industry growth. Product penetration in diverse applications such as food & beverages industry, dietary supplements, animal feed, and pharmaceuticals sector owing to its functional and nutritional benefits is augmenting the scFOS business expansion.
Short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS) are non-digestible, low-calorie carbohydrates that can improve food flavor and texture while promoting bone health, immunity, and the growth and balance of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Rapid expansion in the prebiotics market will provide an impetus to the scFOS demand up to 2027. Fructooligosaccharides travel to the large intestine after being digested, where they encourage the formation of microbiota in the colon and gastrointestinal tract.
Technological advancements in the food ingredients processing industry driven by robust investments in research & development is likely to fuel the scFOS business advancement. Also, penetration of new players in the market supported by product offerings towards a niche application is projected to boost the short-chain fructooligosaccharides market size over the forecast timeframe. However, fluctuations in raw material availability and production can hamper the market expansion in the long run.
Browse key industry insights spread across 220 pages with 215 market data tables & 25 figures & charts from the report, “Short-chain Fructooligosaccharides Market Statistics By Source (Inulin, Sucrose, Pharmaceutical Grade), Form (Liquid, Powder), Application (Dietary, Supplements, Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027” in detail along with the table of contents:
Wide application scope along with ease in blending is supporting the liquid form demand
Liquid form scFOS market is anticipated to register over 10% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. They're also becoming more popular as a prebiotic, and they're found in a variety of processed foods. It's added to nutritional bars and beverages, infant foods, bakery & confectionery, dairy, ready-to-eat food, and other commercial foods as a bulking agent or "added fiber." The syrup is created from some forms of scFOS that have been broken down. It can be taken as a supplement diluted in water or added full strength to recipes or used as a sweetener in food and beverages.
Sucrose-based scFOS holds 59% of the global market share and is anticipated to dominate the market up to 2027 owing to ease in availability along with favorable cost parameters.
Sucrose's main driving element is the easy availability of raw materials, which results in inexpensive manufacturing costs. Also, the low cost of sucrose compared to other raw materials led to an increased demand in the production of short chain fructooligosaccharides, fueling its market demand.
Positive outlook from infant formula applications is propelling the scFOS business expansion.
The product is widely used in infant formula due to qualities such as infection prevention, memory enhancement, brain development, prebiotic benefits, and gut health improvement, scFOS acts as a prebiotic in the human body and aids in intestinal health. They increase bacterial development in the human gut, which aids in boosting metabolic activity in the human body. Using the product in food and beverages not only promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria but also prevents the growth of harmful bacteria such as salmonella and campylobacter.
Asia Pacific short-chain fructooligosaccharides market is expected to record over 12% CAGR through 2027
In Asia Pacific, demand is rising due to a growing population, more disposable cashflow, rise in customer awareness of the health benefits of scFOS. In addition, the growing use of low-calorie sugars in Asia Pacific will boost the demand for short-chain FOS. The repeal of China's one-child policy has fueled the rise of the baby formula sector. In Asia-Pacific, Japan is a mature market. Also, large scFOS production capacity along with established distribution network is supporting the regional market statistics.
The short-chain fructooligosaccharides market share is moderately fragmented in nature owing to the presence of numerous small and medium and multinational companies operating in the market. Major players operating in the short-chain fructooligosaccharides industry include Meiji Group, Tereos, Ingredion, Baolingbao Biology, Beneo-Orafti, Tata Chemicals Limited, Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, GTC Nutrition, Galam Ltd., Nutriagaves de Mexico S.A de C.V., and Sensus B.V.
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