The refined functional carbohydrates market is expected to witness significant growth by 2027 driven by surging product demand in leading regions across the globe. Additionally, increasing awareness of benefits of dietary prebiotics is set to fuel market adoption through 2027.
Refined functional carbohydrates (RFCs) are components extracted from yeast cells during the manufacturing process using specific enzymes. The processing technique employed to refine the yeast cells affects the structure and size of these harvested components, which further affects their bioavailability and functionality.
Notably, increasing research focus on RFCs has positively impacted industry outlook across leading regions. Recent studies have demonstrated that each RFC has a certain mode of action and outcome when it is fed to livestock, which has propelled product demand. For instance, a December 2020 study published in Poultry Science found that RFCs could potentially help reduce the adhesion of Campylobacter and Salmonella to poultry epithelial cells.
For extensive analysis, the refined functional carbohydrates market has been categorized based on product (beta glucan, mannan oligosaccharides, and D-mannose), application, and region.
With respect to mannan oligosaccharides, the market finds applications in cattle/calves, poultry, aquaculture, swine, and others (horse, pony, zebra, and donkey). The aquaculture application of MOS (mannan oligosaccharides) is expected to reach a valuation of around USD 20.5 million by 2027, growing at a stable pace over the forthcoming years.
The others application segment is estimated to surpass a valuation of USD 22.0 million by 2027, registering a considerable CAGR through the assessment timeframe. Other applications of MOS (mannan oligosaccharides) include horse, zebra, pony, and donkey.
In terms of beta glucan, the applications of the refined functional carbohydrates market have been bifurcated into poultry, aquaculture, swine, and others (horse, pony, zebra, and donkey). The swine application segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of about 6.5% over the forecast period to amass a sizable revenue by the end of 2027.
The aquaculture application of beta glucan is projected to expand at a CAGR of approximately 7.0% through the analysis period. The others application segment is calculated to exceed a valuation of USD 3.3 million by 2027. Other applications of beta glucan include horse, pony, zebra, and donkey.
Based on D-mannose, the market finds applications in cattle/calves, poultry, aquaculture, swine, and others (horse, pony, zebra, and donkey). Poultry application is predicted to account for up to 35% market share by 2027, delivering a robust CAGR through the estimated timeframe. Other applications of D-mannose, such as horse, pony, zebra, and donkey, are expected to gather a revenue of more than USD 12.5 million by the end of the forecast period.
In the regional landscape, the Latin America refined functional carbohydrates market size is anticipated to surpass USD 40.0 million by 2027, progressing at a notable rate over 2021-2027. Meanwhile, the Middle East and Africa refined functional carbohydrates market is speculated to grow at a CAGR of above 5.5% over the forecast timeline to gather a substantial revenue by the end of 2027.