Food Bulking Agents Market: Introduction
Food bulking agents are non-nutritive additives that increase the bulk (volume or weight) of a food without affecting its taste and keeping its utility and functionality intact. An additive is a substance added to something in small quantities to improve or preserve it. Guar gum, psyllium husk and starch are some commonly used bulking agents. Carnuba Wax, Glycerin, Beta, Glucan, Mannitol, Maltitlol, Polydextrose, Methylcellulose and Pectin are other examples of food bulking agents. Widely used in low calorie foods, meal replacements, pastries, cereals and most processed foods bulking agents can be used as weight loss aid for their ability of delivering fullness and decreased appetite. Food bulking agents cause significant increase in the volume of food while there may not be very significant contribution to available energy. Bulking agents can also be used in convenience foods and processed meat along with pet foods and dairy products such as desserts and ice cream. Since they are added to increase the bulk of food and pass through the intestine without getting digested, they are especially used in foods for weight reduction.
There are several factors and trends that drive the growth and market performance of the global Food Bulking Agents Market.
Food Bulking Agents Market: Key Drivers
With increasing emphasis on health, fat content and calorie control, food product designers need bulking agents that fill many more requirements. Wide usability of bulking agents in slimming foods, beverages, bakery products, condiments, seasonings, and as filler in vitamins further drive the Food Bulking Agents Market. Since the main aim is increasing the product’s volume keeping its functionality and taste intact, its usability and effectiveness increases manifold.
Food Bulking Agents Market: Possible Restraints
The manufacturing cost of more sophisticated food bulking agents is high which passes onto the end consumer thus keeping this product out of the reach of market with lower disposable income. Though additives are not harmful, some will only cause serious harm to the human body when taken in large doses or if someone is sensitive to a particular additive. These factors are likely to restrict the growth of the Food Bulking Agents Market.
Food Bulking Agents Market: Key Players
Sayona Colors Pvt Ltd, Ningbo Pangs Chem Int'L Co.,Ltd., Sumimoto Technology Corporation, A Zhengzhou Natural Chemical Co., Ltd., Acroyali Holdings Qingdao Co Ltd., Adhya Biotech, aftab rooyan abnoos, Ali, alico, Allenco are some of the suppliers operating in the Food Bulking Agents Market.
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