The global cultures market is anticipated to increase moderately, with a CAGR of 4.1 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to a report by Future Market Insights (FMI). By the end of 2026, the global market for cultures is expected to have generated sales of close to USD 1.3 billion.
The need for microbial food cultures is being driven by a sharp rise in the incidence of food-borne illnesses around the world. Food processing firms employ microbial food cultures like fungus, bacteria, and mold extensively. They aid in food preservation and remove harmful substances, ensuring the safety of the food. Fermented food products also benefit healthily from the organisms utilized in food cultures. safeguarding food safety in the process. Fermented food products also benefit healthily from the organisms utilized in food cultures. Additionally, as the number of health-conscious consumers grows, so does the need for probiotics and functional foods. The global market for cultures is expanding due to rising antibiotic demand to treat various microbial illnesses.
Companies use cutting-edge technologies to produce microbial food cultures under tightly controlled circumstances. Several governments have also passed laws based on the features and application of microbial food cultures. In the global market for cultures, the freeze-dried microbial food culture is also gaining ground. By offering long-term preservation and assisting in maintaining the intact structure of the food cultures, freeze-drying creates superior quality culture. The longer shelf life of the product aids in the supply chain of food products.
Key Highlights In The Global Cultures Market
Based on application, product type, and geography, the market for cultures worldwide is divided into submarkets. Starter, adjunct, probiotic, and other product kinds are subcategories of the product type. A starter is anticipated to experience the largest increase among the various product categories over the projection period. By the end of 2026, the starting category is anticipated to generate more than US$ 455,900 million in revenue.
The global culture market is divided into different application categories, including beverages, sauces, dressings, and condiments, bakery & confectionery, dried processed food, sweet & savory snacks, and frozen and chilled processed food, and other applications. During the projection period of 2017–2026, the bakery & confectionery segment is anticipated to experience the quickest growth in terms of application. Bakeries and confectioneries are predicted to generate more than US$366 billion in revenue by the end of 2026.
Japan, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and North America make up the geographical segments of the worldwide cultures market. During the anticipated timeframe, Europe is anticipated to have tremendous growth. The countries with the strongest growth rates in the region are expected to be Germany, France, Russia, and the U.K. Growing consumer demand for fermented and probiotic foods has led to the use of microbial food cultures to extend the shelf life of food. Infrastructure and cutting-edge technology are both helpful in the study and growth of food cultures.
Some of the key companies in the global cultures market include Cargill, Chr. Hansen, DuPont, Royal DSM, Tate & Lyle, Kerry Group, Ashland Inc, Ingredion, Naturex, KF Specialty Ingredients, and Evonik.
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