Food ingredients are widely used in a range of processes in food manufacturing industry. These ingredients are essential for delivering proper food quality. Multifunctional food ingredients are used in order to replace gums, gluten, fats, and other such expensive or unhealthy ingredients in foods. Also, these ingredients help in improving the product’s shelf-life and aid in fulfilling the existing food safety norms. Furthermore, these ingredients also deliver advantages including increased product yield, maintenance of taste, texture and appearance. The demand for multifunctional ingredients is propelling with the rise in demand for natural ingredients and clean label products. The introduction of ingredient blend with all-natural ingredients helps in improving product quality and thus, influences the market growth positively.
The market for multifunctional food ingredients is segmented on the basis of ingredient type, application and geography. The ingredient type segment is further bifurcated into emulsions & flavors, hydrocolloids, fibers, oat extracts, yeast extracts, bulking agents and others. The global multifunctional food ingredient market on the basis of application segment is bifurcated into bakery & confectionery products, meat & poultry, dessert & toppings, dairy products and processed food products. The geography segment is analyzed into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA).
The use of multi functional ingredients in meat & poultry sector is to enhance product’s safety while in storage and to maintain product’s firmness. Furthermore, these ingredients are used in order to achieve desired thermodynamic characteristics and optimal rheological indicators. Also, they help food products to retain the required moisture holding characteristics particularly, for finish goods. Additionally, oat extracts multifunctional ingredients help in expanding the shelf life of food product by impending moisture migration and hence, they are used in several baking products. Also, they help in achieving better yield and volume; and enhancing the texture and helps in retaining nutritional value of the finished or processed food products. Products that are extracts of food-grade yeast are also a part of multifunctional food ingredients and these products are used as a flavor in salad dressings which contain lower fat levels.
The multifunctional fibers are extracted from peels and pulps of fruits and vegetables respectively and help in replacing expensive ingredients including oil, eggs and pectin. The bulking agent segment is experiencing a high growth in its usage and is anticipated to grow in the coming years. Also, multifunctional flaxseed ingredients find its usage in replacement of gum in various cereal products. This, in turn, has led to the increase in their demand for producing products such as tortillas, pizza crusts, sheeted dough, gluten-free products and breads & batters. The market for multifunctional food ingredients is dominated by North America region owing to the changing food consumption habits of the people demanding nutritious ingredients in food products, increasing R&D in multifunctional ingredients and increasing incidences of diabetes and obesity cases registered in developed countries which have led to the increase in focus by these economies on improved lifestyle.
However, infrastructure, unavailability of raw materials owing to seasonal fluctuations, and lack of knowledge resulting in technological barriers in developing regions particularly, Asia-Pacific acts as a major hindrance in the market growth for multifunctional food ingredients. Furthermore, inadequate supply chain in developing economies is another factor restraining the growth of this market. Some of the chief industry players operating in multifunctional food ingredient market are Cargill Inc., E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Kerry Group PLC, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Royal DSM N.V., Ingredion Incorporated, Givaudan, Sensient Technologies Corporation, Tate & Lyle and CHR Hansen Holding A/S among others.
Market by Ingredient Type
· Emulsions & flavors
· Oat extracts
· Yeast extracts
· Bulking agents
Market by Application
· Bakery & confectionery products
· Meat & poultry
· Dessert & toppings
· Dairy products
· Processed food products
Market by Geography
· North America
o Rest of Europe
o Rest of Asia-Pacific
· Latin America
o Rest of Latin America
· Middle East and Africa (MEA)
o South Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Rest of MEA
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