- 4 July 2019 14:45
Changing Trends Opening Up New Prospects for Inulin Market With Good Revenue Status till 2028
New York, Jul 04, 2019: Inulin is an indigestible carbohydrate produced by different types of plants and fruits such as wheat, bananas, garlic, onion, asparagus, and chicory. It is a polysaccharide belonging to a class of fructans and is soluble in water. Inulin is generally recognized as safe in the US, and thus adopted highly in pharmaceuticals. It is found in rhizomes or roots of plants to store energy and to change the osmotic potential of plant cell to withstand in winter. Inulin is present in more than 36,000 species of plants. Chicory roots are considered to be the richest source for inulin. Inulin is used as prebiotics and its consumption helps to reduce sugar and fat levels, and are used for weight loss, diarrhea, and others.
Increasing demand of inulin in food and beverages, especially in dairy products as a prebiotic, owing to growing awareness among individuals towards weight loss and low-calorie diet has a positive impact on the global inulin market. Inulin is preferred for reducing fat levels and sugar levels as it helps in absorption of nutrients and flush the toxins out. In addition, inulin act as a texture modifier, sugar replacer, and/or fat replacer in production of functional foods. Inulin is used as nutraceuticals and dietary supplements owing to its inherent surplus dietary fibers and various therapeutic properties such as nourishes colon cells, reduce cholesterol, and others.
However, excessive consumption of inulin can cause side effects such as excessive flatulence, irregular bowel movements, and loose stools is a factor challenging the demand for inulin to a certain extent. An ongoing trend observed in the global market is increasing adoption of inulin as dietary supplements. Increasing R&D activities and introduction of new and cost-effective product are various opportunities for manufacturers operating in the target market.
Inulin is of two types such as chicory roots inulin and artichoke inulin. Chicory roots inulin is mainly used as prebiotic to treat digestive problems and others whereas artichoke inulin is widely used as dietary fiber in food manufacturing. These are widely used in various applications, such as food & beverage, dietary supplements, and pharmaceutical. Increasing consumption and demand for dairy products such as yogurts, cheese, ice cream, etc. owing to busy lifestyle and growing awareness among consumers for healthy diet is a factor augmenting demand for inulin in food & beverage industry.
Increasing demand for inulin in food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries owing to it therapeutic properties and growing consumer awareness pertaining to health benefits are factors boosting demand for inulin in Europe region. In addition, increasing demand for dietary supplements and dairy products, rapid urbanization, coupled with growing awareness among consumers for healthy diet, and high spending power, has positive impact on the Asia Pacific inulin market. Favorable rules and regulations for use of inulin in food products and pharmaceuticals is a factor augmenting demand for the product in various countries in the North America region.
Some of the prominent players operating in the target market include Beneo, Sensus, Cosucra, Xirui, Violf, Inuling, Qinghai Weide, Fuji Nihon Seito Corporation, Biqingyuan, Novagreen, The Tierra Group, and Gansu Likang.
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