Low-Calorie Sweetener Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Low-Calorie Sweetener Market is segmented by Source Type (Natural and Artificial), Product Types (Sucralose, Saccharin, Aspartame, Neotame, Advantam, Acesulfame Potassium, Stevia, and Others), Application (Food, Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market sizes and forecasts (in USD million) for the above segments..

Market Snapshot

Low-Calorie Sweetener Market Growth
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.45 %
Low-Calorie Sweetener Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The global low-calorie sweetener market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.45% during the forecast period 2022 – 2027.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the population is inclining more towards consuming healthy and low-calorie food. As a result, a significant rise in the adoption of plant-based food is observed. Growth in the prevalence of diabetes across many developed and developing countries is creating sales opportunities for the low-calorie-sweetener market. The trend of work-from-home had created a habit of regular consumption of low-calorie drinks in many regions which impacted positively on the market.

Increasing sales of organic foods and beverages containing sugar and the increasing penetration of the retail market for low-calorie sugar support its growth. North America dominates the global low-calorie sugar market, accounting for a significant market share, followed by Europe.

The increasing concerns regarding clean label solutions and the complex regulatory structure in the EU and United States may impede the low-calorie sweetener market growth, product innovation and growing demand for low-calorie sweeteners would help the market grow further during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Low-calorie sweeteners are that sweeteners which contain few to no calories but also have a higher intensity of sweetness per gram than sweeteners. The global low-calorie sweetener market is segmented by source type, product type, application. On the basis of source, the market is segmented into natural and artificial. On the basis of product types, the market is segmented into sucralose, saccharin, aspartame, neotame, advantam, acesulfame potassium, stevia, and others. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, others. The food segment is further classified into dairy and frozen foods, confectionery, bakery, others. On the basis of geography, the study provides an analysis of the low-calorie sweetener market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The report offers market sizes and forecasts (in USD million) for the above segments..

By Source Type
By Product Types
Acesulfame Potassium
By Application
Dairy and Frozen Foods
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 & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Fructose in Food and Beverage Industry

Crystalline fructose is widely used as a sweetener in food and beverage. As a natural sweetener, crystalline fructose can be used in a wide variety of industries, including food production, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and various other industries. Primary applications for crystalline fructose include dry-mix beverages, low-calorie products, enhanced or flavored water, still and carbonated beverages, sports and energy drinks, chocolate milk, breakfast cereals, baked goods, yogurt, fruit packs, and confections. Common food and drinks, which contain crystalline fructose, include powdered beverages that require water, low-calorie food options, flavored or flavor-enhanced water, carbonated sodas and drinks, energy and sports drinks, chocolate-flavored milk, cereals and oatmeal, yogurts, and baked goods. consuming glucose-sweetened beverages and those consuming fructose-sweetened beverages exhibited significant increases in body weight and fat mass. However, despite the comparable weight and fat gain, visceral adipose tissue (VAT) was significantly increased only in subjects consuming fructose, whereas increased adipose deposition in subjects consuming glucose was mainly distributed in subcutaneous adipose tissue.

Low-Calorie Sweetener Market Trends

North America Dominates the Market

The increasing consumer awareness and the demand for convenience food are some of the major factors for the growing use of natural low-calorie sweeteners-based products in the North American market. Increasing sales of organic foods and beverages containing sugar and the increasing penetration of the retail market for low-calorie sugar support its growth. North America dominates the global low-calorie sugar market, accounting for a significant market share, followed by Europe. The center for science in the public interest identified 19 different LCS, including six LCS approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved artificial high-intensity sweeteners such as acesulfame potassium (Ace-k), advantame, aspartame, neotame, saccharin, sucralose, three types of "natural" high-intensity sweeteners which are GRAS-recognized, such as Stevia rebaudiana, extracts (containing mogrosides)obtained from monk fruit and thaumatin. All the regions of North America like the US, Canada, Mexico are playing a major role in the growth of the Low-calorie sweetener market.

Low-Calorie Sweetener Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The global low-calorie sweetener market is competitive with the presence of various international and domestic players. Tate and Lyle, ADM, and Dupont hold a dominant share in the global Low-Calorie Sweeteners market. Key players in the market form joint ventures and partnerships with small and regional publishers to gain higher market shares. The industry has numerous prominent players who are similar in size and product offerings. North America, led by the U.S holds a significant portion of the low-calorie food market. Up surging admiration of less fat content products due to rising health awareness, diabetic patients are expected to fuel product growth in the region. Many of these leaders create new product lines and actively participate in advertising wars. As numerous competitors are equally balanced, competitor rivalry is intense.

Recent Development

  • In July 2021, Cargill invests USD 45 million to add soluble fibers to its European portfolio of new starches, sweeteners and texturizes as demand for reduced-sugar products grew. Based on micro-reactor technology developed in partnership with Germany's Karlsruhe institute for technology, Cargill has secured both an exclusive license and granted patents. The soluble fibers enable sugar reduction up to 30%.
  • In July 2020, Tate&Lyle launched sweetener vantage expert systems, a set of sweetener solution design tools together with an education program, to help formulators create sugar-reduced food and brvbeveragesing low-calorie sweeteners. The Sweetener-vantage suite of tools includes maps and selection tools along with Wikisweet, a proprietary encyclopedia of formulation, challenges, and solutions.
  • In April 2020, Ingredion EMEA has launched its first polyol sweetener, ERYSTA Erythritol. The sweetener enables manufacturers to reduce or replace sugar to achieve nutrition-related claims, such as 'no added sugar' or 'calorie-reduced', in multiple applications.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumption & Market definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Natural

      2. 5.1.2 Artificial

    2. 5.2 By Product Types

      1. 5.2.1 Sucralose

      2. 5.2.2 Saccharin

      3. 5.2.3 Aspartame

      4. 5.2.4 Neotame

      5. 5.2.5 Advantam

      6. 5.2.6 Acesulfame Potassium

      7. 5.2.7 Stevia

      8. 5.2.8 Others

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Food

        1. Dairy and Frozen Foods

        2. Confectionery

        3. Bakery

        4. Others

      2. 5.3.2 Beverage

      3. 5.3.3 Pharmaceuticals

      4. 5.3.4 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & 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 Tate & Lyle

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill Inc

      3. 6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland

      4. 6.4.4 Ingredion Incorporated

      5. 6.4.5 Roquette Freres

      6. 6.4.6 Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc

      7. 6.4.7 JK Sucralose Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 PureCircle

      9. 6.4.9 NutraSweet Co

      10. 6.4.10 Dupont

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Low-Calorie Sweetener Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Low-Calorie Sweetener Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.45% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Tate & Lyle, Cargill Inc, Archer Daniels Midland, Ingredion Incorporated, Roquette Frères are the major companies operating in Low-Calorie Sweetener Market.

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