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Citrus Fiber Market
Citrus fiber is a combination of soluble and insoluble fiber which extracted from orange pulp or peel. It is rich in antioxidants and acts as dietary fiber. Insoluble citrus fiber contains carotene, bioactive compounds, polyphenols and notably flavonoids which increases its demand in the processed food industry. It is one of the dietary fiber which have many health benefits such as lower risk of obesity, coronary heart disease, various gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes.
Citrus fiber which is extracted from orange peel contains a large amount of insoluble dietary fiber. It has many health benefits such as reducing glucose adsorption, starch digestion, etc. There are various applications of citrus fiber in the processed food industry. Cargill Incorporated used citrus fiber in their many products for moisture retention and texturizers in poultry products, yogurt, and processed meat.
Citrus fiber is composed of cellulose, pectin, and hemicellulose and can be extracted from lime, lemon, and orange peel. It is used in many food ingredients. This fiber is extracted from the edible portion of oranges such as pulp, segment membranes, pectin, and juice. For gelling and moisture retention in bakery products, citrus fiber is used. It is also used in dairy products, beverages, and sweet spreads to increase its nutritional value.
Citrus fruits have been consumed as food for thousands of years. Pectin is a component which is found in citrus food have many health benefits and used as citrus fruit fiber. It is derived in 1990. Around 90% of pectin is sold as conventional high-methoxyl pectins. This is historically used as gelling agents in high-sugar solid jellies and jams (Nelson, 1979). It is used in food products for their certain characteristics such as it can be used as a fat replacer, water binder agent, thickening gums and gelling gums.
Citrus fiber has many nutritional benefits. It is naturally sourced from orange peel or pulp. Naturally derived citrus fiber prevent many diseases which increase its demand in the food and beverage industry. Awareness about using dietary fiber prevent breast cancer, and improve bowel movements this leads to an increase in the demand for citrus fiber among the consumers. It also improves fat metabolism. For easy cooking, citrus fiber is added to processed foods.
Addition of citrus fiber in food products provides taste and texture to it without changing its flavor, odor, and taste. This increases the use of citrus fiber in the processed food industry. Dietary fibers are used to make bakery dough as demand for fresh and healthy bread are increasing which leads to increase in the necessity of using the frozen dough to shorten the process and time for making fresh bread.
Demand for natural citrus fiber is increasing as most of the consumers are health conscious and preferred only natural and organic food products. Natural citrus fiber is extracted from orange peel and pulp without adding any external chemicals.
Citrus Fiber is used in many applications such as for making bakery, Confectionery, Meat & Fish, Instant Mixes, Margarine & Spreads, Soups, Sauces etc.as Emulsifier, Stabilizer, and Softening agent. The growing health awareness among consumers is supporting the demand for dietary fiber, which is consequently driving the growth of the global citrus fiber market.
Mostly in North America consumption of processed food products is high. Consumer eating pattern is changing and they demand healthy and natural food products. Addition of citrus fiber into processed food products increases its nutritional value. This drives the market for citrus fiber in North America.
Major companies operating in citrus fiber market are Florida Food Products, Ceamsa, Cargill, Inc., Fiberstar, Inc., Fiberstar Inc., and Quadra Chemicals Ltd. Etc.
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