Europe prebiotic ingredient market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.11% during the forecast period, 2020 - 2025.
- Prebiotics has a multi-functional nature, and are used to modify textural properties, such as creaminess, in a wide range of food and beverage products. Fructan prebiotics, such as inulin, are used to replace fat and sugar in various foods and beverages.
- In Europe, the increasing demand for fortifying food with prebiotic ingredients is expected to increase the market expansion. Inulin is widely utilized in the food processing sector, as it is a good and healthy substitute for fat and sugar.
Key Market Trends
Infant Formula to Foster Market Growth
Prebiotics in infant formula are likely to replace the absence of breast milk, where critical nutritional and physiological demand from infants are expected to be met by products having the composition of both probiotics and prebiotics together. Dominating manufacturers in the region, such as Südzucker Group, are actively engaged in developing top of the line solution for infant formula, where bottle-fed babies are consuming the similar good bacteria, as derived from breastfeeding with the inclusion of both prebiotics and probiotics in the same formula.
Germany Holds a Prominent Share
Manufacturers operating in the German market have noticed that the driver of active health management remains the strongest, where consumers may continue to pay for functional ingredients, like prebiotics, as long as they can continue to clearly associate these ingredients with clear benefits to health. Labeling plays a crucial role in the sales of these products. The growing extent of research trials, in order to demonstrate functionality, strongly supports the trend toward the increasing importance of prebiotic ingredients in new areas, such as cancer prevention, improved mineral absorption, weight management, and satiety.
The Europe prebiotic ingredients market is a highly competitive market and comprises of regional and international competitors. The market is dominated by players, like BENEO GmbH, Tereos SA, Ingredion Incorporated, Royal Freisland Campina NV, and Cargill, among others. The leading players in the prebiotic ingredients market enjoy a dominant presence worldwide. These players focus on leveraging the opportunities posed by emerging markets to expand their product portfolio, so that they can cater to the requirements for various product segments, especially in prebiotic ingredients.
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