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

South America Microbial Food Culture Market is segmented by Type (Starter Cultures, Adjunct and Aroma Cultures, and Probiotics); by End-user Industry (Bakery and Confectionery, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables, Beverages, and Other End-user Industries); and by Geography

Market Snapshot

South America Microbial Food Culture Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 3.1 %

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Market Overview

The South America microbial food culture market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period 2020-2025

  • The market is majorly driven by the rising growing consumer demand for fermented and functional foods, and its wide range of applications in industries such as yogurt, cheese, butter, fermented drinks, and many more. The large demand for microbial food culture in the food industries is due to its functional properties that improve the overall quality and shelf life of the product without any degradation of sensitive ingredients is expected to further strengthen its demand.
  • Furthermore, increasing technological advancement in processing and frequent product launch of new ingredient offerings is expected to propel the microbial food culture market growth in the region.

Scope of the report

The South America microbial food culture market is segmented by type and its application in end-user industries. By type, the market is segmented into starter cultures, adjunct and aroma cultures, and probiotics; and by application into bakery and confectionery, dairy, fruits and vegetables, beverages, and other end-user industries. Also, the study provides an analysis of the microbial food culture market in the emerging and established markets across South America, including Brazil, Argentina, and the Rest of South America.

By Type
Starter Cultures
Adjunct and Aroma Cultures
By End-Industry
Bakery and Confectionery
Fruits and Vegetables
Other End-user Industries
By Country
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand for Starter Culture in Food & Beverage Industries

The use of starter culture in food and beverage industries has increased significantly owing to the rising consumption of fermented food substantially in recent years due to their valuable traits that extend well beyond shelf life, preservation, and sensory qualities. Bacterial food cultures are used as starter cultures in the production of dairy products like yogurt, cheese, etc. as well as it is in meat products like pepperoni, dried ham, and salami. Yeast food cultures are used in the process of baking and brewing beer and wine. Moulds food cultures are popular in the production of various cheese and soy products. Thus with increasing health consciousness among people as well the preference for fermented food the food cultures market is anticipated to grow positively in terms of value and volume during the forecast period.

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Argentina is Expected to have the Fastest Growing Market in the Region

Argentina is expected to have the fastest growth in the South American market. The large demand for microbial food culture in the country can be attributed to the changing human dietary patterns and the adoption of healthy habits. Moreover, the increasing demands for processed food and ready-to-eat products are further driving the microbial food culture market in the country as microbial food cultures are used in various fermented foods like dairy, bakery, beverages, and meat products. In addition, growing consumer demands for functional food and probiotic food supplements is expected to propel the market growth. The addition of microbial food culture improves the overall quality of the product without affecting its naturalness. Thus, health-conscious consumers drive the demand for functional food products and probiotic food in the country.

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Competitive Landscape

The South America microbial food culture market is competitive in nature having a large number of domestic and multinational players competing for market share. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. Key players dominating the regional market include Koninklijke DSM NV., Corbion NV, Lallemand Inc., and Chr. Hansen Holding AS., among others.

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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Starter Cultures

      2. 5.1.2 Adjunct and Aroma Cultures

      3. 5.1.3 Probiotics

    2. 5.2 By End-Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy

      3. 5.2.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Beverages

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 Brazil

      2. 5.3.2 Argentina

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of South 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 Koninklijke DSM NV

      2. 6.4.2 Corbion NV

      3. 6.4.3 Lallemand Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Chr. Hansen Holding AS

      5. 6.4.5 IGEA s.r.l.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South America Microbial Food Culture Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South America Microbial Food Culture Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.1% over the next 5 years.

Koninklijke DSM NV, Corbion NV, Lallemand Inc., Chr. Hansen Holding AS, IGEA s.r.l. are the major companies operating in South America Microbial Food Culture Market.

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