Resistant Starch Market is anticipated to grow significantly during 2023–2032, owing to the increasing popularity of dietary fibers. Dietary fiber is the indigestible part of plant food and offers several benefits including protection against heart diseases, better gut health, weight management, and reduced diabetes risk. It is mostly available in whole grains, fruits, and legumes. The increasing need of healthy diet consumption due to the rising burden of chronic diseases will drive the adoption of resistant starches.

Besides, starches consist of long chains of glucose found in potatoes, grains, and other foods. However, the resistant starch functions like soluble fiber. Some of its benefits include lower blood sugar levels, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced appetite, and various benefits for digestion.

Overall, the resistant starch industry is segmented in terms of source, product, application, and region.

Based on the source, the waxy corn segment is anticipated to depict 8% CAGR through 2032. Waxy corn differs from other corns due to their proportions of amylose and amylopectin. These corns can produce more efficient feed gains than normal dented maize. Moreover, it offers more sustained energy for bodybuilders and athletes, which helps to enhance endurance. Waxy starch is commonly used in sauces, soups, and snacks, offering high viscosity and volume to snacks and other savory products.

By product, the resistant starch type 1 segment is anticipated to be valued at USD 850 million by 2032. Increasing preference for healthy and tasty food among consumers will boost the adoption of whole-grain food. It is worth noting that whole grains made up approximately 55% of all grains consumed by people aged 71 years or older. Moreover, the mounting demand for whole grain food with focused retention of resistant starch content will drive the segment expansion over the forecast period.

Considering the application, the dairy product segment is slated to grow considerably owing to rising disposable incomes, rapid urbanization, population growth, and diet changes across emerging economies. The rising demand for dairy products will also positively influence the demand for the resistant starch in the sector.

From the regional perspective, the Europe-resistant starch market is anticipated to be valued at USD 4 billion by 2032. Increasing government initiatives to encourage healthy food consumption amongst masses, will drive regional growth. In addition, ongoing research and development projects to enhance starch chemistry will fuel the market growth in Europe.