The global microbial cultures market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6%, during the forecast period.
The microbial cultures include microbes such as yeasts, bacteria, molds that are utilized for the production of dairy products, fermented food products, probiotic food products and processed food products. Microbes used in testing and detection are also considered in the scope of microbial cultures market.
The global market for microbial cultures is driven by the ever-increasing demands from various end-user segments. Fermented food industry have witnessed robust growth since last decade, particularly the sales growth of probiotic foods have been noteworthy.
The functional foods market has also shown positive indication regarding the robust utilization of different microbial cultures that confer value-addition in terms of nutrients bioavailability as well as the shelf-life enhancement.
Microbial cultures confer special properties to certain food products that are also inherent to their organoleptic profiles. They invariably contribute to consistency and mouth-feel of dairy products, they also influence flavour development in cheese.
Microbial cultures market is segmented on the basis of type, and application. Based on the type of microbial food cultures, starter cultures are one of the leading category owing to their role in processing of value-added products such as cheese. The optimum activity of microbial cultures is associated with the organoleptic qualities of final product.
Europe has been the leading market for microbial cultures owing to the large-scale applications in variety of fermented foods. The European Food and Feed Cultures Association has recently concluded that food cultures can be used in organic food products paving the way for wide-scale utilization in such popular category of food products. Asia-Pacific microbial cultures market is expected to grow at fastest possible rate owing to the robust production and processing of fermented foods and the increase in the number of microbial testing that is conducted to ensure food safety and quality.
May 2018 – DuPont Nutrition & Health launched Danisco® VEGE Cultures, a new portfolio of cultures specially formulated for the plant-based fermented products market. The easy-to-use, freeze dried (LYO) format provides a shelf life of one year at 4°C without the need for freezing, and convenience for small- and large-scale production.
October 2017 - Chr. Hansen launched 10 'second-generation' cultures that can replace artificial preservatives from yogurt and cheese, and extend the shelf life. They are available in frozen and freeze-dried pellet formats.
Major Players - Chr. Hansen, DuPont, DSM, Kerry Group, Ingredion, Evonik, Naturex among others
The key companies in the global microbial cultures market are embarking on molecular-level innovation that confers them competitiveness in terms of overall functionality.
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Market
2. Microbial Cultures Market Insights
2.1 Market Overview
2.2 Market Trends
2.3 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
2.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
2.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
2.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
2.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
2.3.5 Degree of Competition
3. Microbial Cultures Market Dynamics
3.1.1 Robust Utilization in Production of Specialty Foods
3.1.2 Food Quality and Safety Testing Utility
3.2.2 Contamination and other Supply Chain Complexities
3.3.1 Novel Biotechnological Methods
4.Microbial Cultures Market Segmentation
4.1 By Type
4.1.1 Starter Cultures
4.1.2 Adjunct & Aroma Cultures
4.2 By Application
4.2.1 Bakery & Confectionery
4.2.3 Fruits and Vegetables
5. Microbial Cultures Regional Market Analysis
5.5.4 Others 5.1 North America Microbial Cultures Market
5.1.4 Rest of North America
5.2 Europe Microbial Cultures Market
5.2.7 Rest of Europe
5.3 Asia-Pacific Microbial Cultures Market
5.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4 South America Microbial Cultures Market
5.4.3 Rest of South America
5.5 Middle East & Africa Microbial Cultures Market
5.5.1 South Africa
5.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
6. Microbial Cultures Market Competitive Landscape
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Most Active Companies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
7. Microbial Cultures Market Company Profiles
7.1 Chr. Hansen
7.6 Kerry Group