Fat Replacers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Fat Replacers Market is segmented by Source (Plant and Animal); by Type (Carbohydrate, Protein, and Lipid); by Form (Liquid and Powder); by Application (Processed Meat, Bakery & Confectionery, Beverage, and Convenience Food); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Fat Replacers Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.23 %
Fat Replacers Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The global fat replacers market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 6.23% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Chemically, fat replacers resemble fats, proteins, or carbohydrates. The rising awareness regarding health issues among consumers is making them change their dietary habits and eat less amount of fat. Therefore, owing to these reasons, fat replacers have a huge market opportunity. At present, fat replacer is a boon for society, as the high fat intake can lead to obesity and cause cancer, high-blood cholesterol, or coronary heart disease.
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are getting more conscious regarding healthy diet, hence increasing inclination toward low fat or fat-free food products, provides a lucrative opportunity for the key players to innovate in the product type as well w=as in I ingredients in order to capture health-conscious consumer base.

Scope of the Report

A fat replacer market is segmented by source, which includes plant and animal sources. By type, the market is segmented into carbohydrate, protein, and lipid, fat replaces. Based on form, the market is segmented into liquid and powder. By application, the market is segmented into bakery & confectionery, beverages, processed meat, and convenience foods. Moreover, the study provides an analysis of the flat replacer market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Source
By Type
By Form
By Application
Processed Meat
Bakery and Confectionery
Convenience Food
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Carbohydrate-based Fat Replacers Hold the Largest Market Share

In the market studied, the carbohydrate-based fat replacers segment retains its position at the top of the market and accounted for a market share of about 58% in 2016. Carbohydrate-based fat replacers help retain texture, moisture, viscosity, and provide mouth-feel and continue to lead the market because of its status as US FDA recognized GRAS substances. Cellulose (Avicel® cellulose gel, MethocelTM, Solka-Floc®) can replace some or all of the fat in dairy products, sauces, frozen desserts, and salad dressings. Finely ground micro-particles of cellulose provides a non-caloric network with smoothness and flow properties similar to fat. Fiber-based products, such as guar gum, locust bean, xanthum gum, gum arabic, pectins, and carrageenan have virtually no calories. They provide a thickening or gelling effect and promote a creamy texture within the food. Gums, KELCOGEL®, KELTROL®, SlendidTM, can be used in reduced-calorie and fat-free salad dressings. They can also be used to reduce the fat content in formulated foods such as processed meats and desserts.​

Fat Replacer Market - Year-on-Year Growth (%), By Type, Global, 2017-2019

Asia-Pacific Remains the Fastest-growing Region

North America held the largest market share in the global fat replacers market. Recently, the demand for low-calorie food and beverages has grown in the region. It has been found that over 60% of Americans are cutting back on food products high in saturated fats, which is a major factor for the stable growth of the fat replacers market in the United States. ​Within Europe, the fat replacer market is dominated by the United Kingdom, followed by Germany, Russia, and others. Among other regions, Asia-Pacific is estimated to register the highest growth rate owing to the rise in population, and rising nutrition requirement per person, especially in the dairy industry, coupled with healthy dietary habits.

Fat Replacers Market: Market Size(%), By Region, Global, 2019

Competitive Landscape

In the fat replacer market, some of the major players in the market are Cargill.Inc, Archer Daniels Midland Company, CP Kelco U.S., Inc., Grain Processing Corporation, Tate & Lyle PLC, Corbion NV, and Fiberstar among others. These companies usually follow the expansion and new product launches as their major strategy to increase their product line and market share. In 2015, Cargill launched a unique starch enabling a minimum of 50% fat reduction in yogurt.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    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 Plant

      2. 5.1.2 Animal

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Carbohydrate

      2. 5.2.2 Protein

      3. 5.2.3 Lipid

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 By Form

      1. 5.3.1 Liquid

      2. 5.3.2 Powder

    4. 5.4 By Application

      1. 5.4.1 Processed Meat

      2. 5.4.2 Bakery and Confectionery

      3. 5.4.3 Beverage

      4. 5.4.4 Convenience Food

    5. 5.5 By Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Russia

        4. Spain

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East and 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 Cargill Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      3. 6.4.3 CP Kelco U.S., Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Grain Processing Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Tate & Lyle PLC

      6. 6.4.6 Corbion NV

      7. 6.4.7 Fiberstar, Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Fat Replacers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Fat Replacers Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.23% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Cargill Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, CP Kelco U.S., Inc., Grain Processing Corporation, Tate & Lyle PLC are the major companies operating in Fat Replacers Market.

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