Europe Prebiotics Market Share was over USD 1.9 billion in 2019 and industry expects to witness significant gains at over 9.5% by 2026. Prebiotics are a type of non-digestible food fibers which help in maintaining the growth of healthy bacteria in the body. These fibers are accumulated in the stomach without being broken down by gastric acids and digestive enzymes which becomes nutrient source for beneficial bacteria to improve gut health. They play a vital role in regulating immune system, inhibit the growth of disease causing bacteria and improve the production of valuable vitamins in the body, thus escalating the market growth.
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Europe FOS prebiotics market size valued at over USD 250 million in 2019 and is likely to witness significant gains in the forecasted time period. These products are soluble dietary fibers which are used in several food products to enhance the nutritional profile. FOS helps in prevention of gastro-intestinal diseases and are extensively served as alternative sweeteners pertaining to their sweet flavor. These prebiotics support healthy digestive system and are used to prevent constipation, diarrhea & high cholesterol levels which are the key attributes augmenting market demand.
Market demand from food & beverage application is likely to witness substantial gains at over 9% on account of increasing consumer preference towards healthy eating habits. These ingredients are found in whole grains, onions, bananas, garlic, and soybeans. Prebiotic foods are a high source of fiber, promote healthy colon microorganisms and support increased bone strength. Increasing investments in R&D for product innovations to promote a healthier lifestyle may propel growth in prebiotics market size.
Germany prebiotics market demand is expected to surpass USD 930 million by 2026. These products improve fiber functionality, stability and enhance calcium, magnesium absorption in the body which are the major driving factors for market growth. In addition, these products lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, improve digestion and support better hormonal balance which will stimulate the country market growth.
UK prebiotics market from animal feed application is likely to record significant gains at over 10% in the projected timespan. These ingredients facilitate the immune system and prevent pathogen prevalence which helps improving animal health, thus driving the product demand.
Market size is fragmented with major market players including Cargill Inc., Abbott Laboratories, BENEO GmbH and FrieslandCampina. The market may see coalition in the form of mergers and acquisitions which may enhance product portfolio.