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Food-grade Crystalline Fructose Market Segmented By Granular, Powder and Paste form
Crystalline fructose is primarily a sweetener, which is processed and derived from corn. Food-grade crystalline fructose is 1.8 times that of saccharose and is the sweetest sugar in nature. It is available in granular and white powder with pure taste form.
Food-grade crystalline fructose is made from sucrose by splitting the glucose and fructose molecules. Crystalline fructose consists of almost 98% pure fructose and the remainder being are water and trace minerals. The added health benefit from Food-grade crystalline fructose is negligible effect on the fluctuation of blood glucose as the fructose can metabolize without insulin.
Besides, its cold sweet feature and high solubility makes it more suitable to be used in low calorie and low sugar beverages in food industry.
Primary usage of the crystalline fructose includes as a sweetener added in just beverages and yogurts. Food-grade crystalline fructose easily combined with other starches and sweeteners that not only boost the sweetness factor but also provide excellent mouth feel and pleasant aroma. As this fructose does not hydrolyze in the same manner as sucrose, the flavor of the product remains the same and extends the storage periods.
Crystalline fructose provides unique benefits as compared to other options like high fructose corn syrup. Food-grade crystalline fructose is beneficial to use in wide variety of products from enhanced flavored waters to dry beverage mixes.
Food-grade crystalline fructose replaces the sucrose in canned fruits and fruits preserves together along with 20-30% maltose syrup, it is also used in carbonated beverages as a sweetener or in combination with artificial sweetener such as saccharin.
Food-grade crystalline fructose use in cereals and corn flakes to improve the taste and texture, in wines to improve the sweetness as it does not affect its originality in odor and taste.
In addition, it is also an important ingredients to use in carbonated drinks which further provide the cooling taste. Moreover, suppliers are finding ways to use crystalline fructose in health care products, chemical industry in the coming future.
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Some of the key players in food-grade crystalline fructose market are ADM, DANISCO,Tate & Lyle ,TAT Nisasta, Xiwang Group , Hebei Huaxu etc. among others.
At present, in the developed countries the crystalline fructose industry is a very advanced level as the world’s large enterprises are mostly concentrated the North America and Europe region. These regions accounts for the most global market share. These company also has much more advanced equipment’s, strong R&D capabilities, leading position in the technical sector.
The manufacturing cost is comparatively higher in the developed countries than the developing country companies as the manufacturing cost is competitive disadvantage. The production enterprises’ in countries like china continues to improve and their share in the international market is also increasing.
The global pandemic of COVID-19 disease is increasingly becoming the major obstacle to the global economy and also impacting the growth of food and beverage industry. The food manufacturers has decrease the production of major food products.
The sales of foodservice restaurants is also reduced as the consumption of away-from-home food products has been decreased. The production of food-grade crystalline fructose has also been affected as it primarily produced from corn and trade activities and processing of agricultural products has been stopped. Thus, COVID-19 disease outbreak would have moderate impact on the food-grade crystalline fructose market.