Food Thickeners Market may surpass USD 12.5 billion by 2025; according to a new research report.
Beneficial regulatory amendments by European union and FDA regarding use of natural food ingredients along with rising need for non-toxic edible constituents is likely to foster food thickeners market growth. These products are used to increase viscosity of food products including sauces, pudding and soups along with retaining the original taste, thereby propelling industry growth.
These products are used in easing dysphagia, which is a term used to describe difficulty in swallowing, thereby stimulating its demand in infant food application. Population of people aged over 65 face difficulty swallowing food which can lead to strokes and motor neuron disease, thereby driving food thickeners market.
India corn based food thickeners market is anticipated to witness gains of 7% by 2025 due to its extensive usage in processed food products in order to provide stability and improve overall texture. Recent and planned investments in the region for food sector from companies including Amazon, Parle Agro Pvt Ltd, Cargill Inc, Mad Over Donuts, Danone SA and Uber Technologies Inc is anticipated to further accelerate use of food thickeners in bakery, beverages, meat and sauces.
Food thickeners market from meat application is anticipated to surpass USD 1.5 billion by 2025. Most of the meat products reaches customers through food service which can degrade its taste and stability. Starch thickeners are used to provide tenderness, consistency and juiciness to meat products along with improving restaurant hold times by keeping the products fresh for a longer duration. These factors may propel product demand by 2025.
Germany food thickeners market from bakery & confectionery application is anticipated to observe gains of over 4.5% by 2025. Corn starch is used in thickening glazes, puddings and fruit fillings due to its high effectiveness in bakery products. Growing consumption of cakes, pastry, sweet pies, bread & rolls and savory biscuits, which utilizes thickeners in their manufacturing is anticipated to stimulate product demand.
Food thickeners market from food & nutrition application is projected to surpass USD 2.5 billion by 2025. These products are widely used in food products including fruit jam in order to make is set and create texture to eliminate spillage. Thickeners including guar gums and xanthan gums contains fibers, which helps in maintaining digestive system, thereby stimulating product demand.
These products provide creamy flavor, smooth texture and consistency along with improving shelf life and quality attributes of food items. Hydrocolloids are extensively used as thickening agent in soups, gravies, salad and dressings in order to achieve desired viscosity. These factors are likely to stimulate food thickeners market by 2025.
Global food thickeners market share is slightly fragmented with major manufacturers include Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Cargill, ADM, Ingredion, C P Kelko, DowDuPont, Edesang, Darling Ingredients and Jungbunzlauer.