Health is the central point of concern before the consumption of any type of food by the consumer. However, busy schedules and changes in lifestyles are leading to unhealthy habits resulting in health-related issues.
Prebiotics has nutritionally imparted ingredients used in food items due to its functional properties. These dietary supplements are widely consumed because of their nutritional value adding several health benefits.
Prebiotics are the food of gut microflora which provides support for the proper growth and functioning of microbes, enabling better health. These ingredients have a wide range of applications such as sweetens without any sugar content and texture enhancement.
Such ingredients provide several health benefits such as decreasing abdominal pain, balancing gut microflora, preventing boating, and decreasing abdominal pain. A prebiotic ingredient known as GOS is widely known for its bifidogenic effect. Additionally, inulin is also one of the popular prebiotic ingredients and is widely adopted as a fat-replacer. FOS is among the popular ingredient used during baby food formulations for increasing the count of gut microflora.
Therefore, it is highly preferred by youngsters, middle-aged people, and the health-concerned population.
Factors Fueling the Demand for Prebiotic Ingredients Market
●Growing obesity issues due to consumption of processed and junk food along with increasing disposable income are considered as major factors fueling the demand for the global market.
● The availability of ample information related to preventive healthcare is contributing to the growing awareness among people globally. Increasing demand for nutraceuticals and growing preference for health-based foods are some of the major factors driving the prebiotic ingredients market.
● The wide adoption of prebiotic ingredients in the healthcare sector that includes medical nourishment covering wholesome supplements and beneficial bacteria are the major factors for the overall market development.
● Increased research and development investments by major manufacturers for dietary supplements are creating new market opportunities for the new entrants as well as existing market players.
● Dietary supplements are highly demanded due to the rising geriatric population across the world. Major market players are primarily focusing on experimenting and introducing prebiotic ingredients in liquid form for developing better food solutions further propelling the market.
Regional Scenario for Prebiotic Ingredients Market
The Asia Pacific is emerging as the major revenue contributor to the global prebiotic ingredient market, owing to demand driven by major economies such as China, India, and Japan.
Additionally, the Australian market is primarily driven by a shifting trend towards food-based drug substitutes. Its major role in controlling obesity issues and gut-related diseases is expected to boost the huge demand for the regional market.
The European market is also growing at a rapid pace owing to the growing importance of the food and beverage industry and the necessity for product diversification.
North American region is witnessing a healthy growth rate and is anticipated to make further growth at a rapid pace on the account of increasing preference for animal feed ingredients to ensure high-quality food to prevent diseases occurring due to bad food eating.