The global resistant starch market is set to grow during the forecast period owing to the increase in health awareness and consumption of dietary fibers in day to day meals. Starch plays an undeniable role in the human diet, as 60 to 70 percent of the total energy consumed by the majority of the population around the world is provided by starch-based food. Resistant starch contains fatty-acids chains that are considered beneficial for the human body. The produced resistant starch aids a human body by helping it in reducing fats and cholesterol and increasing insulin sensitivity by limiting the production of new fat cells. It also improves immunity, maintains body rehydration process, and facilitates the digestion process. Resistant starch primarily has a bland flavor and low water holding capacity that makes it an important ingredient in the formulation of varieties of food items.
Resistant starch contains a low glycemic index and carbohydrates. This makes it an important element in a diet that protects people from stroke, coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and most importantly Type-2 diabetes. Since Resistant starch helps in increasing insulin sensitivity in a human body, it helps in fighting diabetes. As per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), as of 2019, over 371 million people across the globe have diabetes. This number is predicted to rise over 550 million by 2030. The increased obesity rate is the other another key concern faced by the modern population. Resistant starch help in the prevention of such health issues, which is likely to have a positive impact on industry growth.
Carbohydrate is considered as a good source of quick energy, but overconsumption of carbs may result in a spike of blood sugar and also results in obesity. Resistant starch helps in maintaining low carbs content in the food items. In the food industry, this starch is extensively used as thickeners, stabilizers, and textures for the product such as bread, cookies, ice-cream, etc. With the shifting preference of the people towards dietary food items containing low carbs is likely to boost the requirement of the product over the forecast period. Lack of consumer awareness, especially in underdeveloped countries may act as a restraint for the resistant starch industry growth. Furthermore, disruption in trade due to coronavirus pandemic (COVID 19) is also likely to impact the industry trends.
Based on the source, the industry is segmented into vegetables, grains, fruits, and, nuts. Vegetables such as potatoes, corn, cassava, and green banana are the main source of starch and they are also rich in nutrients, fiber, and protein. Green banana ripens the starch and changes it into a regular starch. Grains such as cereals, rice, wheat, maize, oats, barley, and lentils are the main sources of starch and protein. Based on the process, the resistant starch market is segmented into biotechnology, mutation, and natural source. Based on the application, the market is segmented into the bakery products, confectionery, breakfast cereals, and dairy products.
Asia-Pacific is expected to have high growth potential, on account of increasing population, rising consumer awareness regarding health and wellness, and rising disposable incomes of the middle-class population. North High demand for ready-made food items across North America and Europe is likely to have a positive impact on market growth. Easy of availability coupled awareness regarding the health benefits of the product are expected to be the key factors driving industry growth in these regions.
The companies are involved with the new fronts of biotechnology and mutation to develop new ways to produce resistant starch apart from the natural occurrence. The key companies involved in the resistant starch market are, Cargill foods, Arcadia Biosciences, Fruits limited, MGP ingredients, Stawi Foods And Fruits Limited, Biome Therapeutics LLC, SunOpta Inc., Sheekharr Starch Private Limited, Tate & Lyle, Penford Corporation, and Roquette Freres.
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