Food additives are substances which are added to enhance flavour, appearance & taste of foods as well as to improve product shelf life and ensure food safety through prevention of contamination. Due to diverse requirements in food industry, additives have gained considerable significance in the market. On the other hand, supplements are concentrated nutrient source consumed as appendage to the diet. Supplements include nutrients like vitamins, minerals, herbs/botanicals, amino acid, metabolites, extracts & concentrates and are generally sold in the form of soft-gels, capsules, tablets, powders, gel- caps or liquids.
Global food additive market is classified by product type into flavour enhancers, sweeteners, preservatives, colorants, emulsifiers, fat replacers, and enzymes. Of these, flavours & enhancers capture majority of the market share followed by fat replacers.
By source, food additives can be both artificial and natural. Although, artificial food additives dominate the market, natural food additives are expected to be the fastest growing segment in coming years. With rising demand for high quality packaged & functional food, global food additives market is expected to grow at a healthy rate. Presently, market is witnessing a shift in demand from artificial additives towards natural additives due to rising awareness about health and food safety concerns.
Based on dietary requirements, global supplement market is classified into preventive/proactive, lifestyle and clinical. Proactive segment consists of supplements dealing with infant nutrition and weight management, whereas lifestyle segment covers beauty and wellbeing products. Furthermore, clinical nutrition and supplement segment comprises medical foods. The composition of supplements for each category differs from the others depending upon age and nutritional requirements.
Weight management products within proactive supplements category are expected to witness optimistic market expansion due to rising awareness of benefits obtained from health supplements and easy product availability. However, clinical nutrition & supplements market is expected to face restraints from stringent regulations concerning product approvals.
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