In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the general interest towards healthier food consumption, people are paying attention to what is in the things that they eat. Items that have natural ingredients in them are becoming the preference. There’s also a high demand in dietary and functional food that can boost health even more. This is why companies are looking into adopting unorthodox substances into their product lines.
One of these ingredients is inulin, a type of probiotic that is gaining traction in the market, according to a survey conducted by Transparency Market Research. This compound is not easily breakable by the small intestine, allowing it to travel to the lower gut and provide good bacteria. It’s rich in dietary fibre and nutrients like protein, vitamin c, calcium and potassium to name a few.
Inulin is also a healthy fat substitute, which helps lower fat deposits. This means that this can be included into weightloss products too. Inulin is naturally found in chicory root and is commonly found in cheese, yogurt and ice cream.
The inulin market in Europe is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2021 to 2031. Europe is seen to dominate the segment, but the Asia-Pacific Region will emerge as a key region as well.