The global glucomannan market is expected to witness an exponential growth over forecast year. Glucomannan is a kind of water soluble polysaccharide which is also considered as a dietary fiber. Glucomannan is obtained from konjac root helps in curing many health conditions. Glucomannan is a hemicellulose ingredient which is found in some species of plant. The global glucomannan market is segmented on the basis of application, end user and geography. Glucomannan is a type of food additive which is used as a thickener and emulsifier in a variety of food products. Glucomannan is also used in nutritional supplements for health problems such as obesity, high cholesterol and acne vulgaris.
Glucomannan is also used in weight management supplements. Glucomannan powder is a highly absorbent and absorbs tremendous amounts of water. Glucomannan improves blood sugar control and blood lipids along with improving issues in bowel health. Glucomannan works in the intestines and stomach by absorbing water to form a large fiber which helps in treating constipation. Glucomannan is highly prized for its gelatinous consistency and takes on the taste of whatever food is marinated and cooked. Glucomannan is mostly used in form of powder or flour.
Glucomannan market demand is also driven by its use as a nutritional supplement for events such as type 2 diabetes, acne vulgaris, high cholesterol and constipation. It helps in improving the blood sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes. Also, it helps in the bowel health issues and reducing the cholesterol levels. It is highly absorbent and absorbs huge amount of water and works in the stomach and intestines to form a large fiber for treating patients suffering from constipation. Due to these major uses the glucomannan market demand worldwide is expected to witness a robust growth over the estimated timespan.
Growing demand for glucomannan as a emulsifying and thickening agent in various food products is a major factor driving the global glucomannan market worldwide. Glucomannan is mostly used in weight management supplements which are another major driving factor for global glucomannan market. Manufacturers are offering innovative glucomannan-based products to the consumers in order to remain in the competition in the market. Many glucomannan producers are providing healthier product offerings based on the increasing demand for glucomannan as a better thickening agent in a variety of canned meat products.
Glucomannan helps in improving blood sugar levels in diabetic people and helps in reducing cholesterol levels and bowel health issues which is another major driving factor for the market. Hence, the global glucomannan market is expected to observe robust growth during the forecast period. On the basis of application, in which glucomannan is used as a emulsifying and thickening agent in various food products including confectionery such as candy, chocolates, gummies, jelly; beverages such as fiber drinks, soft drinks and prepared soups, bakery products such as bread, cake, pancakes, pastries, ice cream, canned meat products and sausages, pet-food meat analogues, spreads such as fruit spreads, honey spreads and cheese spreads and others products such as frozen food.
On the basis of end user, the global glucomannan market is segmented into pharmaceutical industry, weight management supplements, food industry, and healthy products industry and so on. On the basis of geography, the global glucomannan market is segmented into North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific. North America has developed as the dominant region in global glucomannan market followed by Asia Pacific. Increasing demand for glucomannan as a thickening agent in various food products has strengthened the growth of global glucomannan market and hence is projected to significantly expand the revenue contribution of the market during the forecast period.
The key players of global glucomannan market are AuNutra® Industries Inc., Konjac Foods, Greenutra Resource Inc., Kowa India Pvt. Ltd., Baoji Konjac Chemical Co. Ltd, TIC Gums Inc., Precision Nutrition Inc., FMC Biopolymer, Green Fresh Group, Konnyaku, Hubei Jusheng, Xiamen Hisunny, Neostar United, Haihang Industry, Hubei Fu Cheng Kongjac Industry, Shaanxi Top Pharm, Zhejiang Kaili, Mianyang Haomao Konjai Food and Y&L Biotech.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Glucomannan in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global Glucomannan market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Green Fresh Group
• FMC Biopolymer
• Precision Nutrition
• TIC Gums
• Baoji Konjac Chemicals
• Kowa India
• Greenutra Resource
• AuNutra Industries
• Konjac Foods
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Type I
• Type II
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Food Industry
• Pharmaceutical Industry
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