Polydextrose is made from dextrose carbohydrates that bond together and form a polymer. It is produced from naturally occurring components and acts as a synthetic polymer and is used for food supplements. It is a soluble prebiotic dietary fiber, primarily used as a sugar replacer in products that provides calories and sugar. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has characterized polydextrose as soluble fiber. Polydextrose has reduced fat content, which helps in weight management. The growing health concerns among the populace has boosted the demand for polydextrose consumption, thus propelling growth of the polydextrose market. Diabetic foods and sugar-free products are often produced by polydextrose due to its property of low sugar content. Health consciousness is the key factor expecting to drive market growth over the forecast period. Polydextrose health benefits such as rich fibers, low glycemic index, and low carb quantity to medical foods and nutritional products. Polydextrose is thus expected to witness an increasing demand through food and healthcare services, in the near future.

Polydextrose Market Taxonomy

On the basis of application,

  • Nutritional bars
  • Cultured dairy
  • Beverages
  • Bakery & confectionary
  • Health products

On the basis of product type,

  • Powder Products
    • Bakery & Confectionary
    • Functional Food Products
      • Oats
      • Omega-3 enriched eggs
      • Fatty fish
      • Probiotics
      • Grape Juice or Red Wine
      • Leafy Greens (Spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli rabe, broccoli sprouts, and other leafy greens)
    • Nutritional Food
  • Liquid Products
    • Cultured Dairy
    • Medical Syrups

Polydextrose market is expected to exhibit the fastest CAGR over the forecast period (2017 - 2025).

Polydextrose possesses low content of sugar, calories, and cholesterol, thus used as a diabetic food additive to help in the reduction of blood fats and blood sugar. The increasing level of lifestyle coupled with high disposable income among the populace has resulted in an increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes, this, in turn, is increasing the demand for polydextrose, boosting the market growth.

Global Polydextrose Protein Market Outlook – North America Growth Engine

The global polydextrose market is mainly dominated by the North American region, countries such as Canada and the U.S. accounted for a global share of 19.5% in the market, in 2015. Changing food habits and consciousness for health in countries such as India and China, are expected to shift the demand towards the Asia-Pacific region in the near future.

According to U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) – Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 – part c - polydextrose may be used in goods manufacturing practices as a bulking agent, formulation aid, humectant, and texturizer in all foods, except meat and poultry, baby food, and infant formula, which is intended to increase the safety of food as well as increase the demand for food containing polydextrose.

According to a survey conducted by Tate & Lyle - 55% of global consumers are trying to avoid sugars and 52% are seeking to add more fiber to their diet. The demand for dietary food and beverages in Europe is met by polydextrose, which in turn increases the demand for polydextrose in the European market.

Key Developments:

  • Various companies focus on adopting business strategies such as capacity expansion in order to strengthen their foothold in the global market. For instance, In December 2017, Tate & Lyle PLC, a global leader in manufacturing speciality food ingredients, announced completion of process upgrades and capacity expansion at their Polydextrose facility in Nantong, China. This capacity expansion has increased their total capacity in Nantong by almost three times from when it was acquired in 2014.
  • Several government administrations are recognizing polydextrose as a source of dietary fiber in food and beverages application. For instance, in June 2018, the U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA) included the STA-LITE Polydextrose, a Tate & Lyle’s product under its new definition of dietary fibers.
  • Moreover, increasing use of polydextrose in end-use industries is expected to drive the market in the near future. For instance, in June 2018, Plexus Worldwide, a direct-sales supplements firm, had developed a new product - Plexus Slim Hunger Control, formulated with polydextrose. This new product aids in enhancing satiety, which helps users feel fuller after eating, thus decreasing hunger and promoting weight loss.

The key participants in the polydextrose market are Tate & Lyle, Danisco A/S, Medallion Labs, Baolingbao Biology, MengzhouTailijie, Vitahealth, CJ CheilJedang, Shandong Minqiang Biotechnology Co. Ltd., Samyang Genex, and Cargill Inc.

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