Nisin Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2018 – 2026

Category : Consumer Goods and Food and Beverages | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Forthcoming | Report ID : ARC828


Nisin is prepared by fermentation of a food grade bacterium “Lactococcus lactis”. It is a polycyclic antibacterial peptide and commercially finds its application as a food preservative. It is a natural food preservative which has 34 amino acid residues, including the uncommon amino acids lanthionine (Lan), methyllanthionine (MeLan), and  didehydroalanine (Dha). It is widely used in processed foods, juice, dairy products, meat and canned foods to increase the storage life of the foods. It is effective across a pH range of 3.5-8, and also termed as safe by many independent authorities across different countries, including FDA, and WHO. Also nisin is effective against the wide spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The gram-positive bacteria are some sort of contamination in brewery industry. Thus usage of nisin, can eliminate 90% of gram positive bacteria. Because of the growing demand of customers, new developed projects are initiated with special treatments like maintain the taste of foods and many others.

Market Dynamics

Nisin is gaining wide interest in the food industry with respect to its feasibility in various applications such as dairy, meat/poultry, beverages, fruits and vegetables, etc. The nisin is effective against wide spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, which is one of the key factors driving the growth of this market. In addition, nisin has bacterial killing properties because of its surface active molecules nature which can effortlessly bind with several compounds. It is also known for acting as important antimicrobial agent in the active packaging. Hence, with the growing adoption of active packaging also plays a vital role to drive the market. Another major challenge in the nisin market growth is its high cost in manufacturing segment i.e., maintaining natural preservative is very costlier than chemical preservatives. These factors are effecting the growth of the nisin market. Nonetheless, extending lifespan without altering the taste, reduced processing temperatures, easy to use and natural way to safeguard the food items are some other factors which are contributing to the market. From most of the independent authorities have declared nisin as safe in terms of food safety, such as European Food Safety Authority, WHO, FD

Market Classification and Overview

The market can be further segmented on the basis of application, and geography. By application, nisin market can be segmented into meat, dairy products, beverages, bakery products, canned vegetables, and others. On the basis of geography, the nisin market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Asia-Pacific. In North America and Europe, extensive consumption of meat products are the reasons for the largest market share of meat segment. Dairy products segment ais accounted for second-largest share in nisin market due to extensive consumption of nisin in variety of products such as processed cheese, cheese, milk, and among others. Canned vegetable is also the fastest-growing application segment, because of the growing population and increasing demand for canned vegetables.

Report Coverage


Nisin Market

Analysis Period

2015 – 2026

Historic Data

2015 – 2016

Base Year


Forecast Data

2018 – 2026

Market Stratification

Application, Geography

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Report Coverage

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Porter's Five Forces Analysis,

Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Value Chain Analysis


Market Participants

Some of the major players involved in the supply of nisin market include Danisco A/S, Royal DSM N.V., Siveele B.V., Galactic, Shandong Freda Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Silver-Elephant Bio-engineering Co. Ltd., and Chihon Biotechnology Co. Ltd among others.

Market Segmentation

Market By Application


Bakery Products

Dairy Products

Canned Vegetables



Market By Region

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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