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Lactose-Free Dark Chocolate Market
Lactose is a sugar found in milk. This sugar is digested into the human body due to one enzyme called lactase. This enzyme breaks down lactose into a soluble form and then it gets absorbed in the human body. This lactase produce in small intestine and deficiency of this enzyme create lactose intolerance. When the body does not make enough lactase to break down all the lactose into smaller parts for absorption then lactose intolerance happen.
Lactose intolerance can also be caused by some illnesses, such as gastroenteritis. Around 70% of the world’s population is lactose intolerant, according to a 2010 scientist opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with a very high prevalence among Southeast Asians. Products which contain milk and its extract contain high concentrations of disaccharide lactose. To absorb this lactose in the intestine it needs to convert into monosaccharide both of which are rapidly transported across the small bowel mucosa. Mostly in children lactase deficiency occurred.
To fulfill this lactose intolerance population desire most of the major companies in the food and beverage sector launch lactose-free dark chocolates. All dairy free chocolates are lactose-free but all lactose-free chocolates are not dairy free. Sales of lactose-free dark chocolates are growing globally because approximately 70%-75% of the global population has a low level of lactase and face digestion difficulties.
The popularity of lactose-free dark chocolates is increasing rapidly. There are many health risks are associated with lactose rich food products to avoid that people demand lactose-free food products. This leads to an increase in the demand for lactose-free dark chocolate globally.
Around 70 to 75 percent of the world population is lactose allergens. Dark chocolates are a very popular product in the confectionary and bakery industry. To cater lactose intolerants population major market players in the food and beverage industry focused on manufacturing food products which are lactose-free. Lactose-free food products can be consumed by a diabetic patient as well.
This drives the market for lactose-free dark chocolate. Lactose-free dark chocolate is preferred by the obese population due to its low-fat content. As per the WHO, 1.9 billion adults in 2016 were overweight with over 650 million obese. Obesity being an uncontrolled global dilemma is comprehensively extending the potential consumer base of the lactose-free dark chocolate market.
Major companies operating in lactose-free dark chocolate Market are Cargill, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Barry Callebaut AG, etc.
Opportunities in the global lactose-free dark chocolate market:
Lactose-free dark chocolates are usually chosen by an urban population of developed economy owing to the economic limit observed by an emerging economy. With mainstream of its consumers fit into the urban territory, the lactose-free food market is taking advantage of over the inclination of virtual online stores. Substitute dairy has shown virtuous challenging qualities to the market, but its failure to hold current dairy consumers responsible to be a driving factor for lactose-free dark chocolate market demand.
Plants based dairy are losing grip due to diverse and unpleasant taste it offers, thus lactose intolerant consumers prefer switching to lactose-free dairy diet instead of plant-based products leads to increase the demand for lactose-free dark chocolate in the market.
Our analysis will follow a modelling-based approach and triangulation methodology to estimate data covered in this report. A detailed market understanding and assessment of the applications, types, forms, and end uses of the product segments covered in the study is followed by carrying out a demand-side approach to estimate the sales of target product segments, which is then cross-referenced with a supply-side assessment of value generated over a pre-defined period.
The statistics and data are collected at a regional level, consolidated and synthesized at a global level to estimate the overall market sizes.
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