Fermentation is done to add flavor to the food and make it tastier or to change the form of the food. Fermentation ingredients are used so that food can stay in good condition for the longer duration. The fermentation process can bring changes to the quality and acceptability of the product. This, in turn, results in improved quality of the food, making it easier to digest, more nutritious, and better in taste. Fermentation ingredients are used in industries such as Food and beverages and pharmaceutical. Different ingredients are used to ferment food material namely, water, salt, sweeteners like sugar. Distilled water is best to use in the fermenting procedure. The combination of salt and water called as brine is used widely in fermentation.
Fermentation is a biological process which is mainly based on the use of cellular enzymes and sterility rather than inanimate catalyst which provoke chemical reactions in the material they are used in.
The most important factors influencing global fermentation ingredients industry in past few years are the development of the global bioethanol industry, insistence for the eco-friendly production system, easy, faster production of bioactive biomolecules, increasing demand for alcohol and much more. Fermentation chemicals, especially alcohols are widely used in food & beverage industry. Fermented liquors and alcohols are used in multiple production processes of chemical industry. These are increasing demand for fermentation ingredients. Plus its health benefits are helping to raise the growth of global fermentation ingredient market. The growth in this market is largely owing to rising demand in various product segments and its uses. Product segments such as xanthan, vitamins, and antibiotics are also popular in the global fermentation ingredients market.
Global Fermentation Ingredient Market is segmented on the basis of products, application, and region. On the account of products, the market is mainly classified as alcohol, amino acids, nutritional and antibiotics. Among these, alcohol has the largest market share. Application-wise, the global fermentation ingredients market is divided as breweries, wineries and spirits, bakery & confectionary, dairy, pharmaceutical, animal feed, and much more. Of which, brewery and wineries hold the largest market share.
North America is the most significant and largest market for the fermentation products industry followed by Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the world. Owing to the market saturation the European and North American region, Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the future potential markets.
Some of the key players operating in the global fermentation ingredients market are Vedan International Limited, Ajinomoto Company, Cargill Incorporated, The Dow Chemical Co., AB Enzymes, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Archer Daniels Midland company, Novozymes, Royal DSM NV. The market is also influenced largely by Chr. Hansen A/S, Evonik Industries, Danisco A/S, Jungbunzlauer AG., and BASF SE.
Fermentation Ingredients Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa