The global prebiotics market is expected to witness a promising rate of growth over the forthcoming time period due to growing product demand across various application avenues such as animal feed prebiotics, prebiotic dietary supplements; including nutritional supplements infant formula and prebiotic food and beverages.
Prebiotics are special plant fibers that aid healthy bacteria to grow in the gut. These are used to increase the population of healthy bacteria in the gut. This helps improve the production of valuable vitamins as well as to help in digestion. Prebiotics are often termed as non-digestible food ingredients that are regularly added to various functional foods.
The global prebiotics market is bifurcated into numerous different segments in terms of ingredient, application, and regional landscape.
With respect to ingredient, the market for prebiotics is classified into mannan-oligosaccharide (GOS), galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), inulin, fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), and others. Among these, the galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) segment is expected to reach more than $1.6 billion by the end of 2027. The segment is estimated to witness more than 10.2% CAGR over the projected time period.
Among others, GOS are known to be the most advanced prebiotics form belonging to a group of some kind of nutrient fibers that usually feed as well as encourage the growth of gut’s healthy and good bacteria. The others segment is slated to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% over the analysis timeline.
In terms of application, the overall market is segmented into animal feed prebiotics, prebiotic dietary supplements, and prebiotic food and beverages. Prebiotic food and beverages segment is further classified into dry food prebiotics, fermented meat products, baked food, cereals, dairy products, and others. Cereals segment is expected to reach a valuation of roughly $250 million by the end of the analysis period, growing at a CAGR of more than 10.5% over the forecast time period.
Fermented meat products segment will reach $145 million by the end of 2027. The segment is projected to show around 12.4% CAGR through the analysis timeline.
Meanwhile, dry food prebiotics segment is likely to witness a decent CAGR of over 9.1% through the forecast time. The others segment is also expected to grow at a CAGR of around 9.1% over the assessment period.
Prebiotic dietary supplements segment is categorized into infant formula, specialty nutrients, nutritional supplements, and food supplement. Among these, the food supplements segment is expected to reach approximately $120 million by the end of 2027. The segment is anticipated to showcase a CAGR of over 9.7% through the forecast period.
The specialty nutrients segment is poised to grow at a CAGR of 10.4% over the assessment time period.
On the regional front, LATAM prebiotics market was valued at over $395 million and is likely to expand at a CAGR of 10.4% throughout the review period.
Meanwhile, the MEA region is expected to reach a valuation of more than over $450 million by the end of 2027.