Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested and absorbed in the small intestine of humans. Dietary fibers include cellulose and non-cellulosic polysaccharides such as pectic substances, hemi- cellulose, gums, and a non-carbohydrate component known as lignin. Increasing demand for dietary fibers in the food and beverages and pharmaceutical industries is driving the growth of the market. Intake of dietary fibers helps reduce the risk of cancers, diabetes, hypertension, strokes, and obesity. Growing health consumers among consumers have created a demand for maintaining a healthy diet rich in dietary fibers. This has resulted in a high demand for fiber-based products such as fiber cookies, crackers, spices, frozen foods, and analogous foods. Increasing demand for functional foods, which include ingredients such as dietary fibers, is creating immense opportunities for growth of the dietary fibers market. Beverages and bakery products are expected to increase the demand for dietary fibers in the near future.
Dietary Food Market Taxonomy:
On the basis of product type:
- Soluble Fiber
- Beta Glucan
- Insoluble Fiber
- Resistant starch
- Gums and Mucilage’s
On the basis of source:
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Cereals & Grains
- Brown rice
- Whole grain breads
- Other Crops
On the basis of application:
- Functional Foods and Beverages
- Animal Feed
- Pet Foods
Market Outlook- increasing aging population and rising disposable income is expected to boost growth of the dietary fibers market.
North America contributes to the largest market share in the global dietary fibers market, followed by Europe, and is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Increasing consumer awareness regarding nutrition has boosted the dietary fiber market in North America.
The emerging economies of India, Brazil, and China are projected to provide lucrative growth opportunities for players in the global dietary fibers market. China is expected to be the fastest-growing market for dietary fibers, followed by Japan. According to UCSF Medical Center, in the U.S., the average consumption of dietary fibers is 15 grams per person, every day, 25 grams to 30 grams is consumed per adult, every day. The Dietary Guidelines of Americans recommend adults to consume more dietary fibrous foods such as vegetables. In addition, technological developments and government regulations that support insoluble dietary fibers are expected to boost the market growth. An increasing number of manufacturers in the market has led to robust competition, which effectively results in low prices of dietary fibers. Thus, research and development of new dietary fiber products in the food and beverage industries are focusing on expanding its application. The nutrient outline of dietary fiber sources differs from climatic and soil conditions, which is directed to an increase in the availability of various soluble dietary fiber sources and global trade for their application with respect to their type and population demand.
Some of the key players participating in the global dietary fibers market are Cargill Incorporated, The Ingredion and Ingredion Idea Labs, Tate and Lyle, SunOpta Inc., Jiangsu Huachang (Group) Co. Ltd., Nexira, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Roquette, Lonza Group. The other leading vendors in the market are FutureCeuticals, Grain Millers Inc., Cosucra Groupe Warcoing, KFSU LTD Australia, Sudzucker, Grain Processing Corporation, BarnDad Innovative Nutrition, and Unipektin Ingredients.
Dietary Food Market: Key Developments
- In April 2018, the Unipektin Ingredients had introduced Vidofibres BF, which is a new generation sugar beet fiber. This was done by adopting an upgraded production method. The new sugar beet fiber has a reduced off-taste and color as compared to the existing Sugar beet fibers in the market.
- In 2015, Archer Daniels Midland Company established two new plants in China with the objective of increasing the production capacity and serving the growing regional demand for value-added food ingredients and animal nutrition products. At this production facility, Fibersol is being manufactured, which enables the food and beverage manufacturers to increase the fiber content in their products without impacting the color, flavor or viscosity.
- In 2004, MGP Ingredients, Inc. and Cargill announced a joint venture for production and marketing of the resistant starch product - Fibersym HA. This product is derived from high amylose corn and is ideal for use in lower net carbohydrate food products. The company is expecting an increase in the demand for these products as the customers are seeking products that have high fiber content and lower net carbs.