In a world continually striving towards optimal health and wellness, the Functional Food Ingredient Market is poised for substantial growth. Functional food ingredients are no longer merely about providing basic nutrition. They are designed to safeguard against acute and chronic diseases and promote an overall healthier lifestyle. The rise in health-conscious consumers has driven food and beverage manufacturers to meaningfully incorporate these ingredients in their product lines. Vital components like prebiotics play a role in preserving intestinal health by promoting beneficial bacteria and suppressing potentially harmful ones.
The predicted growth of the Functional Food Ingredient Market is propelled by various driving factors such as a prevalent consumption of fortified food due to increasing public health awareness. A growing demand for convenient, nutritious meals and a mounting occurrence of chronic diseases fuels the need for functional foods. This market also finds opportunities in the expanding population of health-conscious individuals in developing nations. Factors like health care expenditure, the adoption of preventive healthcare measures, and an increased awareness of health benefits by consumers all contribute to market growth. Our comprehensive market research report provides essential insights and market trends for interested stakeholders.
Functional food ingredients in functional food are targeted to offer specific functions that are more than just basic nutrition. These ingredients play a vital role in protecting against acute and chronic diseases. Functional foods contain natural or synthetic ingredients that promote optimal health and provide energy-boosting benefits. Prebiotics are one such ingredient that promotes the growth of bacteria in the large intestine that are beneficial to intestinal health while inhibiting the growth of bacteria that are potentially harmful to intestinal health. Consumers are now seeking microbiome ingredients such as probiotics, prebiotics, essential oils, hydrocolloids, and postbiotics in customized food and beverage products attributed to rising health awareness among consumers regarding nutritious convenience food. This factor has led food and beverage manufacturers to seek functional food ingredients, thereby, driving the growth of the market over the review period.
The functional food ingredients market is anticipated to grow in the forecast period owing to driving factors such as a rise in consumption of fortified food on account of increasing health awareness among consumers and demands for nutritious convenience food. Furthermore, growing incidences of chronic diseases propel the demand for functional food, thus, boosting the growth of the functional food ingredients market. Factors such as healthcare expenditure, adoption of preventive healthcare coupled with the desire of consumers awareness towards health advantages of functional foods are supporting regional growth. Nonetheless, the market opportunity lies in the growing health-conscious population in developing nations during the forecast period.
Functional Food Ingredient Market Trends
Growing Consumption of Nutrient-enriched Foods/Fortified FoodThe global demand for fortified foods is rapidly increasing. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, hydrocolloids, prebiotics, amino acids, plant extracts, and carotenoids are some of the most important functional food constituents. In emerging economies, the population of health-conscious people is quickly growing, fueling the demand for food fortification. The apparent disparities in population health among nations are mostly due to variances in dietary intake across areas. Increasing cases of chronic diseases and micronutrient deficiencies, the growth of the middle class in emerging economies, new government fortification programs, the growth of the world's older population in regions such as Europe, and Japan, and rising interest in health and wellness as a result of COVID-19 are all expected to drive sales.
North America Holds the Largest ShareThe healthcare expenditure pattern in North America is growing each day. Therefore, consumers in the country are adopting preventive healthcare measures such as eating nutritious food. This factor is further driving the overall sales of functional food in the country. Furthermore, in North America, the sales of breakfast cereals are expected to benefit from the acceleration of a broad range of trends affecting the eating habits of Americans. A permanent shift away from three square meals a day to snacking and consuming multiple smaller meals throughout the day, rapid growth in the number of Americans actively engaged in fitness and weight management programs, and the desire for consumers to seek out alternative foods for breakfast are some of the factors boosting the demand for functional breakfast cereals.
In the current year, the market will be dominated by the North American region. The prevalence of chronic illnesses as a result of hurried lives and growing consumer knowledge of the health advantages of functional foods are driving this dominance. Furthermore, the region has the greatest obesity rate. The functional food ingredients industry is investing more money into research programs to introduce new ingredients that will meet the diverse needs of potential customers in the region. Cargill, Incorporated (US), Archer Daniels Midland Company (US), and DuPont are the major companies in the North American functional food ingredients market (US). These companies have research and development labs where they create a wide range of functional food additives for the food and beverage industries.
Functional Food Ingredient Market Competitor AnalysisKey players in this market include Cargill, Incorporated, BASF SE, Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont, Arla Foods, Kerry Group, Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Koninklijke DSM NV, Ingredion Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC. These players have large product portfolios that cater to the shifting preferences of consumers. This factor intensifies the competition among the existing players in the market. The players are focusing on launching new ingredients with the changing consumer preference for healthy food products. The companies are collaborating with various food manufacturers to offer different functional ingredients according to their requirements.
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Table of Contents
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1.4 Omega-3 & 6 Fatty Acids
5.1.6 Proteins & Amino Acids
5.2.1 Bakery & Cereals
5.2.2 Dairy Products & Dairy Alternatives
5.2.3 Meat & Sea Food
5.3.1 North America
188.8.131.52 United States
184.108.40.206 Rest of North America
220.127.116.11 United Kingdom
18.104.22.168 Rest of Europe
22.214.171.124 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America
126.96.36.199 Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa
188.8.131.52 United Arab Emirates
184.108.40.206 South Africa
220.127.116.11 Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.2 Strategies Adapted by Leading Companies
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Cargill, Incorporated
6.3.2 BASF SE
6.3.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company
6.3.5 Arla Foods
6.3.6 Kerry Group
6.3.7 Ajinomoto Co. Inc
6.3.8 Koninklijke DSM NV
6.3.9 Ingredion Incorporated
6.3.10 Tate & Lyle PLC
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Cargill, Incorporated
- BASF SE
- Archer Daniels Midland Company
- Arla Foods
- Kerry Group
- Ajinomoto Co. Inc
- Koninklijke DSM NV
- Ingredion Incorporated
- Tate & Lyle PLC