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Global Functional Food Ingredients Market by Type (Probiotics, Proteins & amino acids, Phytochemical & plant extracts, Prebiotics, Fibers & specialty carbohydrates, Omega-3 fatty acids, Carotenoids, Vitamins, Minerals ) by Source (Natural, Synthetic) by Application (Food, Beverages) – Business Overview, Analysis and Industry Forecast 2017-2023

 Food and Beverages

Report Overview

Global Functional Food Ingredients Market was valued at USD 63.7 Billion in the year 2017. Global Functional Food Ingredients Market is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.46% from 2018 to reach USD 92.74 Billion by the year 2023. The North America region holds the highest market share in 2017 and the Asia Pacific is considered as the fastest growing market in the forecasted period. At a country level, US, China, and the U.S. are projected to grow strongly in the coming years due to increasing density of population and funding through Research and Development.

Cargill (US), BASF SE (Germany), DowDuPont (Germany) are the key players in this market. Rising research and development expenses are catering to changing demand of end users. Similarly, growth strategies such as acquisition, merger, and expansion of the distribution network were few techniques adopted by most of Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturers in recent years. 


            Increase in Consumption of Nutritive Convenience Food and Fortified Food 


                Higher Cost for Functional Food Products 


            Alternative Sources to Obtain Omega-3 


            Complexities Related to the Integration and Adulteration

The Global Functional Food Ingredients Market is segmented as By Type, Source, Application, and Region. The Type segment is divided into Probiotics, Proteins & amino acids, Phytochemical & plant extracts, Prebiotics, Fibers & specialty carbohydrates, Omega-3 fatty acids, Carotenoids, Vitamins and Minerals in which the prebiotics is expected to grow at a moderate CAGR of XXX% in the coming years. Prebiotics help in increased mineral absorption as well as increased bone strength and immunity, other than improving gut health. They are rapidly growing in popularity within the functional food market due to their vast applications in dairy products, health drinks, nutrition bars, breakfast cereals, beverages, bakery products, meat products, mineral supplements, weight-loss products, green foods, infant food, and pet food. By Source, it is segmented into natural and synthetic in which the natural segment accounts for the largest market share. A majority of functional food ingredients are sourced through natural means. The growing consumer awareness about the related health benefits associated with ingredients sourced from natural sources fuels the growth of the natural segment.

The Application segment is divided into food and beverages in which the food segment dominates the market. The market for functional food is growing as consumers prefer balanced diets and food that not only satisfy their hunger but also take health into consideration. By Health Benefit, it is divided into Gut Health,   Heart Health, Bone Health, Immunity Nutritive Health and Weight Management in which weight management accounts for the largest market share.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

Raw material suppliers


Food ingredient manufacturers

Food ingredient processors

Chemical industry

Regulatory bodies

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

By Type


Proteins & amino acids

Phytochemical & plant extracts


Fibers & specialty carbohydrates

Omega-3 fatty acids




By Source



By Application



By Health Benefit

Gut Health

Heart Health

Bone Health


Nutritive Health

Weight Management

By Region

North America




Key Market Players




Archer Daniels Midland Company

Arla Foods


Koninklijke DSM N.V.

Ingredion Incorporated

Tate & Lyle

Roquette Frères 

(A brief overview of 10 companies is also provided)

Research Methodology:

Genesis Market Insights follows in-depth Research Methodology focused on reducing deviation in the collected data. GMI offers the most precise evaluations and projection for the market numbers. GMI engages following Market Engineering techniques –

  1.      Raw Market Data is collected and compared with the Existing in-house Data on a broad front.
  2.      Both Bottom-Up and Top-Down approaches are analyzed for segmenting and estimating measurable aspects of the market.
  3.      To avoid bias, we filter the collected data collected from authenticated sources.
  4.      GMI has a well proven Statistical Modeling System for estimates and forecasts.
  5.      Further, the report findings are validated with the Industry Expert Panel on face to face or telephonic interviews.
  6.      Panelists are approached from Leading Enterprises across the value chain including manufacturers, suppliers, technology providers, domain experts and buyers so as to validate a thorough and balanced market overview.

Detailed customization is also available for you. Further, if the report listed above does not meet your key requirements. Our customized research report will analytically cover the required market information you need which will help you to plan your business decisions.

Table Of Content

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Vision

       1.1.1 Market Definition

       1.1.2 Market Scope

1.2 Limitations

1.3 Stakeholders

2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Process

       2.1.1. Secondary Research

    Key Data from Secondary Research

       2.1.2. Primary Research

    Key Data from Primary Research

    Breakdowns of Primary Interviews

2.2. Market Size Estimation

       2.2.1. Bottom-Up Approach

       2.2.2. Top-Down Approach

       2.2.3. Annual Revenue Process

2.3. Data Triangulation 

2.4. Research Assumptions 

       2.4.1. Assumption

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Overview

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Drivers

4.3. Restraints

4.4. Opportunities

4.5. Challenges

4.6. Regulations

4.10. Supply Chain/Value Chain Analysis

4.10. Patent & Standards

5. Industry Trends

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

       5.2.1. Threat of New Entrants

       5.2.2. Threat of Substitutes

       5.2.3. Bargaining Power of Buyers

       5.2.4. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

       5.2.5. Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6. Global Functional Food Ingredients Market, By Type

6.1 Probiotics

6.2 Proteins & amino acids

6.3 Phytochemical & plant extracts

6.4 Prebiotics

6.5 Fibers & specialty carbohydrates

6.6 Omega-3 fatty acids

6.7 Carotenoids

6.8 Vitamins

6.10 Minerals

7. Global Functional Food Ingredients Market, By Source

7.1 Natural

7.2 Synthetic

8. Global Functional Food Ingredients Market, By Application

8.1 Food

8.2 Beverages

9. Global Functional Food Ingredients Market, By Health Benefit

9.1 Gut Health

9.2 Heart Health

9.3 Bone Health

9.4 Immunity

9.5 Nutritive Health

9.6 Weight Management

10. Geographical Analysis

10.1. Introduction

10.2. North America

       10.2.1. U.S.

       10.2.2. Canada

       10.2.3. Mexico

10.3. Europe

       10.3.1. U.K.

       10.3.2. Germany

       10.3.3. Italy

       10.3.4. France

       10.3.5. RoE

10.4. Asia Pacific

       10.4.1. South Korea

       10.4.2. China

       10.4.3. Japan

       10.4.4. India

       10.4.5. RoAPAC

10.5. RoW

       10.5.1. Latin America

       10.5.2. Middle East and Africa

11. Company Profiles

(Business Overview, Financial Overview, Product write up, Recent Developments)

11.1 Cargill

11.2 BASF SE

11.3 Dowdupont

11.4 Archer Daniels Midland Company

11.5 Arla Foods

11.6 Ajinomoto

11.7 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

11.8 Ingredion Incorporated

11.9 Tate & Lyle

11.10 Roquette Frères 

 (A brief overview of 10 companies is also provided)

12. Competitive Analysis

12.1. Introduction

12.2. Market Positioning of Key Players

12.3 Competitive Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

        12.3.1. Investments & Expansions

        12.3.2. New Product Launches

        12.3.3. Mergers & Acquisitions

        12.3.4. Agreements, Joint Ventures, and Partnerships

13. Appendix

13.1. Questionnaire

13.2. Available Customizations 

13.3. Upcoming Events (Trade Fair, Exhibitions, Conferences)


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