North America Beta-Glucan Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

The North America 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

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5.75 %

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Market Overview

North America Beta-Glucan Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.75% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Beta glucan, which is  characterized as the most popular emerging ingredient in the immune health segment, is witnessing a huge demand from the consumers. Technological advancement in oat and barley beta-glucan extractions in recent years has led to commercial, purified beta-glucan market growth in the region.
  • Government initiative to improve  infants’ health condition is playing a vital role to drive the sales of infant formula in the country, which is also driving the demand of infant formula fortified by beta-glucan.

Scope of the report

The North America Beta-Glucan Market is segmented by category that includes soluble and insoluble. Based on 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 aslo involves the anlaysis of regions such as United States, Canada, Mexico and rest of North America. 

By Category
By Application
Food and Beverages
Healthcare and Dietary Supplements
Other Applications
By Source
Other Sources
North America
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Increased Demand for Soluble Beta-Glucan

High solubility or 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, a smooth and creamy texture in a variety of products, including beverages, dairy, soups, sauces, and dressings.

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United States Holds a Significant Share in the Market

In the United States, there is a significant increase in demand for nutritional food and beverages infused with beta-glucan, probiotics, and DHA, as these ingredients are associated with reduced incidence of respiratory illnesses and allergic manifestations. The rising demand for beta-glucan from the various application is encouraging key players from other regions to invest in the US market. Beta and algae glucan segment is expected to witness significant demand among consumer, with age group 19-55, owning to Millennials inclination toward natural ingredient and growing preference for clean label food products. Moreover, algae and yeast beta-glucan have proven to be a multi-purpose ingredient, capable of fortifying and supporting the immune system. ​

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Competitive Landscape

The North America beta-glucan market is highly fragmented, particularly with the significant presence of numerous global and regional players. The market is dominated by the players, such as Tate & Lyle, Kerry Group, Associated British Foods Plc and DSM, among others. The prominent companies in the market are focusing on the innovation and distribution of these ingredients for catering to the emerging applications, like infant nutrition. In addition, the leading players are focused on the promotion of their beta-glucan ingredients, along with spreading the awareness among the consumers.

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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 Category

      1. 5.1.1 Soluble

      2. 5.1.2 Insoluble

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Healthcare and Dietary Supplements

      3. 5.2.3 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Source

      1. 5.3.1 Cereal

      2. 5.3.2 Yeast

      3. 5.3.3 Mushroom

      4. 5.3.4 Other Sources

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexixo

        4. Rest of North America


    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 PLC

      2. 6.4.2 Kerry Group

      3. 6.4.3 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      4. 6.4.4 Associated British Foods Plc

      5. 6.4.5 Kemin Industries, Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Ceapro Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Super Beta-Glucan

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

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