The soluble dietary fibres market is dominated by firms like Cargill, Incorporated, Kerry Group, IFF Nutrition & Biosciences, Beneo GMBH, and Cosucra, among others. Roquette Frères, Incorporated, Ingredion Incorporated, Nexira, and Ingredion Incorporated are all major players in the industry. By developing their consumer base and establishing a global presence, the leading firms are trying to gain a superior market position.
Tate & Lyle stated in May 2021 that its award-winning PROMITOR Soluble Fiber line would be expanded in the future. Promitor Soluble Fiber W and Promitor Soluble Fiber 90L will be added to the product line as a result of the company’s expansion. In order to manufacture beverages, confections and bars with less sugar and calories, as well as to fortify them with fibre, these versions have been specifically designed to meet these needs.
Over the next few years, the soluble fibre industry is predicted to increase at a high rate. In the digestive tract, soluble fibre takes on the consistency of a gel due to its ability to absorb water. Oats, barley and fruits are also good sources, as well as avocados. Soluble fibre aids in stool softening, making it easier to pass through the GI system. It also impedes or slows the absorption of chemicals such as cholesterol and sugar into the bloodstream. As a result, it’s well-known for its ability to help control blood sugar and decrease cholesterol, both of which are risk factors for heart disease. Good bacteria in the gut are connected to increased immunity, anti-inflammatory benefits and even improved mood, thanks to soluble fibre.
Dietary fibre is an example of a functional food since, in addition to its predicted purpose, it provides a number of health advantages. Sulfated fibre is the most important ingredient in functional foods, according to a number of organisations, such as the Department of Nutrition, School of Health Sciences and IGI Global. The use of blueberries and soluble dietary fibre in supplementation of the diet can also reduce gestational weight gain, enhance glycemic control and reduce inflammation in pregnant women with obesity, according to a recent study published in Nutraceutical World in May 2021.
An study released by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) claims that functional foods such as bread goods, drinks and meat products use dietary fibres such soluble dietary fibres extensively in their manufacturing process. A variety of physical and chemical qualities, including water-binding capacity, texture and thickening, can be improved by the addition of soluble dietary fibre. At Colloides Naturels International (CNI), we’ve added an ingredient that provides advanced nutritional qualities and verified health advantages for a variety of functional food formulations, including beverages, baked goods, cereal bars and extruded foods. Dietary fibre supplements made by Sabinsa Corporation include fenugreek seeds, flax seeds and ginger rhizomes as well as many other plant-based forms of nutritional fibre, including Indian gooseberry and cocoa bean endosperm as well as coconut endosperm and fenugreek.
As predicted, beta-glucan is likely to hold the biggest market share during the forecast period, followed by polydextrose. Functional food products are expected to benefit from the increased use of beta-glucans. Pectin, on the other hand, is predicted to rise steadily over the next few years. Increased use of pectin by manufacturers who want to provide solutions that can treat diabetes in the human body is likely to promote sector growth throughout the forecast period.
Oats, barley, chia seeds, legumes, and other grains and seeds are some of the products sold on the global market today, according to their source. The oats and barley segment dominated the market in terms of volume. As a result, this segment’s growth is expected to be supported by low-cost raw material availability over the projection period.
The global soluble fibre market is divided into functional food, feed industries, and the pharmaceutical sector by application. To a large extent, soluble fibre is expected to be consumed by functional food manufacturers, followed by the pharmaceutical business. This is because people are becoming more interested in foods that have health benefits.