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Fructo-oligosaccharides Market Segmented By source that is inulin and sucrose, used in food and beverages infant formulations, dietary supplements, animal feed and pharmaceuticals.
Fructo-oligosaccharides is used as an alternative to sweetener. Fructo-oligosaccharides are made up of plant sugars linked in chains. It is taken from asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, bananas, garlic, onion, tomato, wheat, leek, honey, rye, brown sugar, barley, triticale, beer, lettuce, chicory, burdock, beetroot, apples, red lilies, yacon and oats, with onion being the food with the highest levels of fructo-oligosaccharides, or produced in the laboratory and use these sugars to make medicine.
The chemical structure consists of a chain of fructose units with a terminal glucose unit linked by beta(3-(2-1) glycosidic bonds, which means it cannot be hydrolyzed by human digestive enzymes which are specific for glycosidic bonds. Fructo-oligosaccharides are used as prebiotics.
Prebiotics act as food for “good” bacteria in the intestine. It has many health benefits helps in curing constipation, traveler's diarrhea, and high cholesterol levels. It also boosts the infant health, immune system, improves mineral absorption, and helps in the cancer study. Found in wide variety products, flavors and innovative healthier forms, Fructo-oligosaccharides are expected to become a market attraction for many companies.
The fructo-oligosaccharides is segmented on the basis of source, application, distribution channel and region. Fructo-oligosaccharides is segmented on the basis of the source as inulin and sucrose. Inulin produces more than 60 percent of the global fructo-oligosaccharides. On the basis of application, it is segmented as food & beverages, infant formulations, dietary supplements, animal feed and pharmaceuticals.
The benefits of fructo-oligosaccharides have created a costumer side demand and hence formulations of the different product have been developed and the shift in consumer trust towards natural medicines is expected to drive the fructo-oligosaccharides market during the forecast period.
On the basis of distribution channel, the fructo-oligosaccharides market is segmented as retail, online retail, specialty store and supermarket. With the increasing internet penetration in developing countries, the online sales of the product
On the basis of the region, the fructo-oligosaccharides can be segmented into the following key regions; Western Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region. Rising population, increasing disposable income, high mortality rate, and rising consumer awareness regarding health benefits of the product is expected product demand in Asia Pacific.
Increasing concern regarding chronic diseases led to high demand for functional food & beverages which are expected to ultimately augment fructo-oligosaccharides need over the forecast period.
Increasing demands for low-calorie sweeteners is driving the fructo-oligosaccharides market. It is used as a sweetener as it is 40% as sweet as sucrose, but contains one-third of the calories of sugar. Further, it can replace sucrose as a low-calorie sweetener.
Due to zero glycemic index, it is suitable for diabetics and adds fiber to the diet. Low-calorie sweeteners have been safely used and enjoyed by consumers all over the world for many years. The growing market for low-calorie sweeteners is expected to boost the market for fructo-oligosaccharides.
Fructo-oligosaccharides is generally safe to consume however, it can cause bloating, flatulence, and intestinal discomfort, especially when taken at doses of 15g or higher daily. Consumers with lactose intolerance may particularly suffer from these side effects.
Some of the key players participating in the global fructo-oligosaccharides market include; Orison Chemicals Limited, Tereos, Zytex Biotech Pvt. Ltd, Mitushi Biopharma, Fortitech Premixes, Meiji Food Materia, among others
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