The indigestible portion of food derived from plants, which doesn't dissolve in water and is highly metabolically inactive is defined as an insoluble dietary fiber. Insoluble fibers are potential sources of prebiotics and are extensively employed in the food industry due to their versatile usage.
This technology disclosed in the patents is classified on the basis of type into the bulking agent, fat replacer, texturing agent, and others. On the basis of product type, the categories are cellulose, hemicellulose, chitin & chitosan, lignin, resistant starch, and others. On the basis of application, the segments are the bakery, beverages, confectionaries, meat, pasta & soups, and others.
The sudden change in lifestyles, western influence, and considerable raise in the disposable income have created a demand for healthy food products in the developing countries. The European bakery industry witnessed a considerable demand for natural and healthy bakery products employing dietary fibers as well. Furthermore, a demand for fiber supplements in fulfilling nutritional requirements in the western countries acted as a driver for the global insoluble dietary fibers market.
Technical difficulties pertaining to reactivity and stability of the product has been one of the major challenges faced by the industries employing dietary fibers. Additionally, delayed and inconsistent regulatory standards for approval are other constraints for the market. With effective scientific research, new insoluble fiber variants are being identified with superior qualities. Insoluble dietary fibers have also recently found their application in weight management and health care industry.
Insoluble dietary fibers have multi-disciplinary uses, some of which include being employed as bulking agents in reduced-sugar applications, as an effective moisture manager in fat replacing, as a tool for incorporating texture, and as a natural antioxidant. They also have an extensive use as a bulking agent in the bakery industry.Commonly employed insoluble dietary fibers include cellulose, hemicellulose, chitin & chitosan, lignin, and resistant starch.These fibers find their application in several food productions including bakery, beverages, confectionaries, meat, pasta, and soups among others.
Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill Inc., E. I. DuPont De Nemours and Company, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Gmbh & Co. Kg and Tate & Lyle PLC are the major players in this market. A very high industrial rivalry exists in the sector due to limited players. New entrants have not backed off due to high profitability of this market. Major players have engaged in extensive scientific research to identify better and economically feasible active ingredients with a wider application range. With numerous mergers & acquisitions and new entrants into the sector, the global insoluble dietary fibers segment is expected to grow considerably during the next five years. Who can use the report?
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