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Apple fiber products are made by apple pomace produced from processing of apples. Apple fiber products are made by removing the juice out of the apple skin and flesh with a pressing process that collects flavor and pectin. The residue of the apple solid is dried and grinded into a uniform particle size. The natural pressing process engages no pressing aids, no double washing, no enzymes, no preservatives and no added sulfites. Apple fiber are a source of high quality soluble and insoluble dietary fibers. Organic apple fiber consists of 35-40% of dietary fibers, which helps in improving digestive process in human body. According to United States Department of Agriculture, people in the U.S. consume more apples than any other fruit such as pineapples, oranges, grapes, and bananas. Natural hybridization, widespread cultivation, and intentional crossbreeding has resulted in 7,500 distinct apple varieties across the globe, which has increased apple intake. Some of the apple varieties are Ambrosia, Allington Pippin, Birgit Bonnier, Sampion, Golden Russet, Junami, and Red Astrachan.

Market Drivers

Apple fiber helps in improving health by aiding in controlling weight, maintain brain health, and others. It acts as an excellent source of antioxidant, and reduces inflammation and strengthens the immunity system. These health benefits associated with apple fiber is expected to fuel growth of the global apple fiber market in the forecast period. According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2014 in the U.S., over two out of three adults are suffering from obesity or are overweight, which is about 70.2% and about 73.7% men are obese or are overweight; and about two in three women are expected to be obese or are overweight. Apple contains flavonols, flavan3-ols, anthocyanins, and flavonoids, which helps in weight reduction. Low fiber content in the body can lead to low absorption of nutrients, which will adversely affect the human body. For instance, pectin apple fiber increases the acidity in the large intestines, which helps in faster digestion process. Apple fiber are mineral-rich, which provides a sponge-like quality that helps in neutralizing the effects of acids and enzymes in the lower intestinal tracts. The fiber ratio of an unpeeled, raw apple is 70% insoluble and is 30% soluble as the skin acts as a more concentrated source of fiber than the flesh of the apple. According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, an apple without the skin consist of has 63 calories and just 1.7 grams of fiber. However, an unpeeled, small, raw apple of about 5 ounces provides 3.6 grams of fiber, which equates about 14% of the daily fiber intake. According to USDA, at 50, it is suggested that most women and men should have a daily dose of 25grams and 38grams of dietary fiber and older women and men need about 21 grams and 30 grams, respectively. Thus, this factor is expected to aid in growth of the market.

Market Outlook

  • The apple fiber market is expected to grow due to its application segment. The various application of apple fiber in numerous edible products such as breads, cookies, cookie fillings, donuts & fritters, dried fruit snacks, dried salad seasonings, horse treats, muffins, neutraceuticals, and sausages along with others. The high application of apple fiber is due to its extended properties such as it acts a natural thickening agent, a fruit extender, low cost bulking agent, and as a fat reducer. Owing to these factors the apple fiber market is expected to gain a major traction for the forecast period.
  • Increasing demand for organic food products and beverages is expected to create opportunities for major market players such as Mayer Brothers and Herbafood Ingredients GmbH along with others players. Fibers extracted from organic apples is expected to gain more traction than conventional apples, owing to increasing trend of using organic products. Organic apples are pesticides free, as according to Environmental Working Group (EWG). Other factors such as better taste, low-sugar, and high-fiber content than conventional apples is another factor expected to aid in growth of the segment over the forecast period.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region in the apple fiber market during the forecast period, owing to increasing demand for clean food and organic products. According to Alzheimer Disease International report, in Asia Pacific, the number of people with dementia is estimated to increase from 23 million people in 2015 to 71 million people by the year 2050. According to a clinical trial data by ADI in 2014, showed that application of apple fiber as a food nutrient helps to improve the behavior and mood of the patients those are diagnosed with dementia disease. Thus, Asia Pacific in expected to exhibit the highest CAGR in the global apple fiber market during the forecast period (2018–2025).
  • Major players operating in the apple fiber market include CFF GmbH & Co. KG, J. RETTENMAIER & SÖHNE GmbH + Co KG, Pestell Minerals & Ingredients Inc, Marshall Ingredients, Herbafood Ingredients GmbH, and Mayer Brothers.

Market Taxonomy

On the basis of form, the global apple fiber market is classified into:

  • Powder
  • Pallets

On the basis of cultivation type, the global apple fiber market is classified into:

  • Organic Apples
  • Conventionally-raised Apples

On the basis of application, the global apple fiber market is classified into:

  • Dietary supplements
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Bakery
  • Confectionary
  • Beverages
  • Others (pet foods, infant food, sauces etc.)

On the basis of distribution channel, the global apple fiber market is classified into:

  • Hypermarket
  • Supermarket
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online Stores
  • Others

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

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Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
  • Trade association, National and international media and trade press.
  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
  • Scientific journals, and other technical magazines and whitepapers.

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Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users

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