â€œIt was mainly the advances in understanding the relationship between nutrition and health that resulted in the development of the concept of functional foodsâ€
Functional food and beverages account for around 70% of Nutraceuticals products market. The major functional food ingredients include Vitamins, Carotenoids, Prebiotic, Probiotic, Poly unsaturated fatty acids and proteins. Due to fast paced lifestyles regular food intake does not meet the minimum daily requirement of nutrition for the consumers; to fulfill this consumers are shifting towards nutritional supplements and food with therapeutic functional benefits. Many major food manufacturing companies such as Pepsi co (U.S.), ...view middle of the document...
The market is driven by the benefits these Functional Foods provide, which are: Health and Wellness, Disease Prevention, Fitness and Beauty. All functional food is derived from two sources, either Plants or Animals. The Market is also classified based on the Ingredients used in the synthesis, they include; Anti-oxidants, Carotenoids, Fatty Acids, Flavonoids and Minerals among others. Nutraceutical Products are also classified based on its consumer; Adults, Children and Elderly.
The last classification is based on Geography, the main regions are: Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World.
â€¢ The U.S. and Japan markets are significant in the Functional Food Industry followed by Asia Pacific and European markets.
â€¢ In 2020, it is predicted that the U.S will still dominate Functional Food Market globally with a CAGR of 8.7%.
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The Functional Food and Nutraceutical Market is estimated to grow at an Annual Average Growth Rate of about 8.5% in the forecast period 2015-2020 according the Market Report by IndustryARC.
â€¢ The Market Size is predicted to rise from $168 Billion in 2013 to $305.4 Billion in 2020.
â€¢ The highest growth in the market is being recorded in the energy drinks, healthy snacks and breakfast products sectors.
One factor that accounts for this growth is the hectic lifestyle and ageing population. These factors are promoting the human dependency on the Functional or Nutraceutical Foods for meeting Daily Nutritional Requirements. The Market is also predicted to see a growth in Asia Pacific and South American countries, specifically among the middle income population.
Different sectors of the Functional Food Market have different key players that dominate the...