North America Fat Replacers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The North America Fat Replacers Market is segmented By Source (Plant and Animal), By Type (Carbohydrate-Based, Protein-Based and Lipid-Based), By Application (Bakery and Confectionery, Beverages, Processed Meat, Convenience Food, and Others) and By Geography

Market Snapshot

north america fat replacers market summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.93 %

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Market Overview

The North America Fat Replacers Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.93% during the forecast period.

  • Consumers are getting increasingly conscious of the health risks associated with a high-calorie diet. The importance of consuming low-calorie diet and consequently avoiding the excess energy intake from getting converted to fat depositions in the body has been a well-understood fact amongst health-conscious consumers, particularly in the developed countries.
  • The market for fat replacers is growing at a fast rate, owing to the change in lifestyle
    and lack of balanced dietary intake and the growing number of new product launches positively influencing the low cholesterol and skimmed food products industry is expected to boost growing fat replacers market expansion.

Scope of the report

The North America Fat Replacers Market is segmented by source that includes plant and animal. Based on type, the market is divided into carbohydrate-based, protein-based and lipid-based. The market is also bifurcated on the basis of application which includes bakery and confectionery, beverages, processed meat, convenience food, and others. The study also involves the analysis of regions such as the United States, Canada, Mexico and rest of North America.

By Source
By Type
By Application
Bakery and Confectionery
Processed Meat
Convenience Food
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Increased Application in Bakery and Confectionery

 Fat replacers are extensively used in bakery & confectionery products, not only for the health benefits but also for functional benefits. They act as an emulsifier, providing cohesiveness, tenderizing, carrying flavor, replacing shortening, preventing the food from going stale, preventing starch retrogradation, and for conditioning dough. There is a high potential for the use of fat replacers, in bakery & confectionery as consumers are looking for products low in calories and less fat content and fat replacers offer functional benefits in the bakery & confectionery segment such as the provision of texture and gloss, emulsification and prevention of sticky texture. Moreover, these fat replacers also help in carrying the flavor, color, and vitamins in the food.   

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United States Dominates the Market

The United States continues to have the largest market share for fat replacers followed by Mexico and Canada. Due to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and obesity, consumers are switching to a low-fat diet. 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 stable growth of fat replacers market in the United States. Fat replacers market continues to grow owing to the demand for enhanced flavors, and processing advantages for manufacturers. Regulatory support and government initiatives to reduce fat content in food and beverages are consequently increasing demand for fat replacers.

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Competitive Landscape

The North America Fat Replacers Market is fragmented owing to the presence of major and local players. The most active companies are focusing on partnerships, expansion, mergers and acquisitions and product launches to cater to the demands of consumers. The key players in the market are Cargill, Ingredion Incorporated, Tate & Lyle, Corbion and C.P. Kelco.

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 Source

      1. 5.1.1 Plant

      2. 5.1.2 Animal

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Carbohydrate-Based

      2. 5.2.2 Protein-Based

      3. 5.2.3 Lipid-Based

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.3.2 Beverages

      3. 5.3.3 Processed Meat

      4. 5.3.4 Convenience Food

      5. 5.3.5 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 United States

      2. 5.4.2 Canada

      3. 5.4.3 Mexico

      4. 5.4.4 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 Cargill Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 CP Kelco U.S., Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Ingredion, Incorporated

      4. 6.4.4 Kent Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Avebe

      6. 6.4.6 Corbion N.V.

      7. 6.4.7 Tate & Lyle PLC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The North America Fat Replacers Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.93% over the next 5 years.

Cargill, Inc., Ingredion, Incorporated, Corbion N.V., Tate & Lyle PLC, CP Kelco U.S., Inc. are the major companies operating in North America Fat Replacers Market.

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