Freeze-Dried Microbial Food Culture Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Freeze-Dried Microbial Food Culture Market is segmented by Application as dairy-based, meat-based, cereal-based, others & by Geography.

Market Snapshot

freeze-dried microbial food culture market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 3.6 %

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Market Overview

Global freeze-dried microbial food culture market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period.

  • The increasing demand for probiotic and fermented food and beverages is likely to drive the market for freeze-dried microbial cultures. Furthermore, fermented beverages, such as kefir, kombucha, and kvass, have gained popularity among consumers in the recent years, especially in North America and Europe, as these are considered to be natural alternatives to artificially carbonated beverages.
  • The rise in preference for microbial cultures in various fermentation in food & beverage applications for better health benefits, adds novel taste, enhances texture and aesthetic appeal of the food and beverage products. Food & beverage manufacturers are seeking innovative ingredients to enhance shelf life of their products to meet the changing consumer needs.


Scope of the Report

Freeze-drying is the most frequently employed technique for drying of microorganisms. The freeze-drying process is based on sublimation, which occurs in three phases - involving a freezing step, followed by two stages of the drying process under high vacuum. The freeze-dried microbial food culture market offers products for dairy-based, meat-based, cereal-based, and other industries. In addition, the study covers market scenario at the global level.

By Application
Meat and Seafood
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

Dairy-Based Cultures Hold the Largest Market Share

Dairy cultures facilitate enhanced taste, texture, and production of cheese, yoghurt, and fresh dairy products. The food culture is cost-effective and easily manageable compared to other techniques, such as spray drying and fluid bed drying. The culture also promotes rapid fermentation and flexibility in production, thus reducing the processing time. Consumer acceptance for cultured dairy products, such as buttermilk, cultured milk, cheese, yoghurt, and sour cream, have promoted the freeze-dried microbial food culture market. The functional benefits imparted by probiotics, such as the production of vitamin B12, butyrate, and vitamin K2 in the human body, along with the creation of enzymes that destroy harmful bacteria, are driving the demand for dairy-based products, thus boosting the popularity of the freeze-dried microbial food culture.


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Asia-Pacific Emerges as the Fastest Growing Market

Asia-Pacific freeze-dried microbial food culture market is growing, owing to the domestic and international companies that are launching new fermented food and beverage products, in order to occupy more market share. The busy lifestyle of the growing urban middle-class population in the region is indirectly driving the freeze-dried microbial food culture market. Probiotics are on the verge of boosting in the country, with significant potential for new entrants, as the country has several local manufacturers of bacteria, who are active in the local market, while other small players are working on maintaining standards to meet the global demand. Moreover, the growing organized retail sector of developing countries like India is further expected to introduce consumers to probiotics and probiotic-based products, focusing on the high impulse buying pattern of Indians.


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Competitive Landscape

Global freeze dried microbial food culture market witnesses dominance from the giants – DuPont, Koninklijke DSM N.V., and Chr. Hansen Holding A/S. Competition levels have recently increased due to the influx of small-scale and domestic players in the industry. Even the number of third-parties in the global freeze dried microbial food culture market is significant. Other prominent players are Soyuzsnab (AiBi brand), Lesaffre International, Lallemand Inc., and Bioprox.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Dairy

      2. 5.1.2 Cereals

      3. 5.1.3 Meat and Seafood

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Most Adopted Strategies

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 DuPont

      2. 6.4.2 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      3. 6.4.3 Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

      4. 6.4.4 Lyo-San inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Lesaffre

      6. 6.4.6 Lallemand Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 NPSelection

      8. 6.4.8 BioSource Flavors Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Freeze-Dried Microbial Food Culture Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Freeze-Dried Microbial Food Culture Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.6% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

DuPont, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Lyo-San inc., Lesaffre are the major companies operating in Freeze-Dried Microbial Food Culture Market.

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