Africa Beta-Glucan Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Africa Beta-Glucan Market is segmented By Category (Soluble and Insoluble); by Application (Food and Beverage, Healthcare and Dietary Supplements and Other Applications); by Source (Cereals, Yeast, Mushroom, and Other Sources); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

africa beta glucan market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 8.03 %

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Market Overview

Africa Beta-Glucan Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.03% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The rising demand for yeast specialty products is projected to have a positive impact on the African beta-glucan market. The advantages associated with the consumption of beta-glucan, such as the enhanced immune system, act as the major driver in the health and dietary supplements segment.​
  • The immune health segment is witnessing an inflow of numerous novel and functional ingredients targeted toward specific health needs.  From classical ingredients, such as vitamins and botanicals, the market is now shifting towards the use of ocean’s seaweed and yeasts’ beta-glucans to continue to diversify and expand the market.​

Scope of the report

The Africa Beta-Glucan Market is segmented by category that includes soluble and insoluble. Based on the application, the market is divided into food and beverage, healthcare and dietary supplements, and other applications. The market is also classified according to the source including cereals, yeast, mushroom, and other sources. The study also involves the analysis of regions such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and the rest of Africa. 

By Source
By Category
By Application
Food and Beverage
Healthcare and Dietary Supplements
Other Applications
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increased Demand of Soluble Beta-Glucan

Manufacturers focus highly on extraction conditions, as the extraction conditions of beta-glucan are highly responsible for the ratio of the soluble and insoluble fraction. High solubility of soluble beta-glucan enables companies to produce products with a smooth texture.​ Soluble beta-glucan finds its applications increasingly in the cosmetics industry to manufacture creams and lotions, as it can be easily absorbed into the skin to achieve desired cosmetic or dermatologic results.​ Manufacturers are offering soluble beta-glucan that has higher water solubility compared to insoluble beta-glucan, thereby making it ideal for a wide array of applications.​ For instance, Tate & Lyle, offers PromOat Beta Glucan, a soluble oat bran fiber extracted from wholegrain oats and is free from chemicals. It is soluble and has strong water-binding and emulsifying properties, smooth and creamy texture in a variety of products, including beverages, dairy, soups, sauces, and dressings.

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Rising Application in Dietary Supplements

In the healthcare industry, beta-glucans are used for improving immune response and are used as oral medicines or injections for treating a range of medical diseases and disorders including high cholesterol, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure.​ Moreover, an increasing number of research studies have been carried out using beta-glucans to treat a range of chronic inflammatory skin diseases and other health conditions. Such research studies involve the usage of topical creams containing beta-glucan to study the effect of the medications for treating the disease.​ Thus, the increasing applications of beta-glucan in the healthcare industry have led to manufacturers offering beta-glucan to carry out research studies and introduce potent drugs.

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Competitive Landscape

The Africa beta-glucan market is consolidated as the major players are competing for market share and with innovation in products being a major strategic approach adopted by leading players. Additionally, mergers, expansion, acquisitions, and partnerships with other companies are common strategies to enhance the company's presence and boost the market. The key players in the market are Tate & Lyle PLC, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Kerry Group, Lesaffre International, and Kemin Industries.

Major Players

  1. Tate & Lyle PLC

  2. Koninklijke DSM N.V.

  3. Kerry Group

  4. Lesaffre International

  5. Kemin Industries


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Source

      1. 5.1.1 Cereal

      2. 5.1.2 Yeast

      3. 5.1.3 Mushroom

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Category

      1. 5.2.1 Soluble

      2. 5.2.2 Insoluble

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.3.2 Healthcare and Dietary Supplements

      3. 5.3.3 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Nigeria

        3. Kenya

        4. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Kerry Group

      2. 6.4.2 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      3. 6.4.3 Tate & Lyle PLC

      4. 6.4.4 Lesaffre

      5. 6.4.5 Merck KGaA

      6. 6.4.6 Kemin Industries

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Beta Glucan Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Africa Beta Glucan Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.03% over the next 5 years.

Tate & Lyle PLC, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Kerry Group, Lesaffre International, Kemin Industries are the major companies operating in Africa Beta Glucan Market.

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