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Prebiotic Ingredients Market - Global Industry Analysis, Forecast up to 2018

A recently released report from Transparency Market Research (TMR) forecasts that the global prebiotic ingredients market will develop at a healthy CAGR of 11.4 % from 2012 to 2018. TMR, a market intelligence firm, states that the global prebiotic ingredients market which in 2012 stood at US$2.3 billion is anticipated to reach US$4.5 billion by the end of the forecast period. The report, titled ‘Prebiotic Ingredients Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, and Forecast 2012 - 2018’, is available for sale on the company website.


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According to this market research report, growing demand for dairy products and heightened healthcare awareness are the two main factors that drive the global prebiotic ingredients market. Also, the shift in focus of consumers towards low calorie foods and the presence of a strong market for prebiotics in Europe are the other factors that are expected to contribute significantly to the global prebiotic ingredients market during the forecast period. Probiotics play a crucial role in the human gastrointestinal tract. Prebiotics refer to food sources that aid probiotics to grow, multiply, and thrive in the gut. Hence, prebiotic fibers are included in certain dietary supplements and in certain types of foods. Onion, garlic, and asparagus are foods that naturally contain prebiotic fibers.


The TMR report segments the global prebiotic ingredients market on the basis of ingredients, application, and geography. On the basis of ingredients, this market is segmented into Inulins, Mannan Oligosaccharides (MOS), Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS), Fructo-Oligosaccahrides (FOS), and others, which include resistant starch prebiotics, xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS), Chicory fructans, and oligosaccharides. Application-wise, the global prebiotic ingredients market is segmented into food and beverages, dietary supplements, and animal feed. The segment for dietary supplements is a rapidly expanding one and is anticipated to emerge as the most lucrative segment in the forthcoming years. The food and beverages segment is further segmented into baked foods, dairy products, cereals, and fermented meat products. Dairy products holds the largest share within the food and beverages application segment.


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Geographically, the report segments the global prebiotic ingredients market into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. Europe holds the largest share of the global prebiotic ingredients market, followed by the Asia Pacific prebiotic ingredients market that is projected to expand robustly during the forecast period. A key factor that drives the demand for prebiotic ingredients in Europe is rising awareness amongst the masses about the importance of prebiotics. Ongoing market trends indicate that Europe will retain its leading position in the global prebiotic ingredients market over the forecasting horizon.


The report identifies the following key companies operating in the global prebiotic ingredients market: Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd., Royal Cosun, Roquette Freres, Parmalat S.p.A., Jarrow Formulas Inc., Kraft Foods Group Inc., Cargill Incorporated, Abbott Laboratories, and BENEO-Orafti SA amongst others.


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