The global phytosterols market is anticipated to reach USD 989.8 million by 2020, with an expected CAGR of 7.2%. Phytosterols are materials that are comparable in configuration to cholesterol and are produced solely in plants. They are supplemented with food for blood cholesterol-lowering characteristics. There are various tradable products, together with raw materials and finished products, holding phytosterols in various proportions years. As analyzed, the expansion of this industry is to be fuelled by noteworthy health benefits, growing end-use functions, and government promotions concerning the utilization of phytosterols. Moreover, ill consequences of phytosterols are the main factor obstructing the expansion of this market. Phytosterols are sterols and plant stanols found in fatty tissues, which are found in plants. Phytosterols cannot be produced by animals & humans owing to which they are required to be incorporated in the diet. These compounds have an equivalent chemical structure to cholesterol (excluding, an addition of one methyl or ethyl group); moreover, the incorporation of phytosterols in the human being is much smaller than that of cholesterol.
The soaring growth prospective in budding markets and unused areas offers novel growth prospects for market players. The expansion of this market is fuelled by increasing customer attention towards enhanced quality food, which has to be nutritive and balanced. The enormous health advantages of phytosterols are anticipated to fuel the market worldwide. It's growing end-use applications & growing quantity of deaths originated by cardiovascular diseases are main factors fuelling the growth of phytosterols market, worldwide. Animal nutritionists & feed manufacturers are putting their attention on the development of efficient animal products (milk, poultry, and meat) enriched with phytosterol, which is important for improving health and meat quality for human consumption.
Phytosterols are united term for plant-derived stanols and sterols that are found in the fatty tissues of different plants. There are two hundred diverse kinds of phytosterols, the uppermost concentration of phytosterols is originated naturally in nuts, beans, and vegetable oils. The fundamental variation between phytosterols and cholesterol is the incorporation levels in the blood. Advantages of phytosterols are documented that foods are now being made equipped with phytosterols. The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved plant sterols and stanols as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) and the European Union Scientific Committee on Foods approved phytosterol dairy products and esters margarine are secure for human utilization.
Phytosterols are derived from plants. Phytosterols comprise plant stanols and plant sterols Aforementioned compounds are similar to steroid and bear a resemblance to the chemical arrangement of cholesterols. The only difference between these two is the existence of the single double bond in carbon side chain.
The market can be segregated into beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol and others on the basis of type. Others phytosterols are ergosterol, cycloartenol brassicasterol, and avenasterol. Beta-sitosterol is expected to generate maximum revenue over the forecast period owing to their increasing demand by many end-use industries. Campesterol is expected to capture second largest revenue over the forecast period. Campesterol & Beta-sitosterol are expected to capture more than 90% of the market revenue over the forecast period. The market can be segregated into feed industry, food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Food industry section is expected to capture maximum revenue over the forecast period.
In terms of volume, food section holds the maximum share and is accountable for more than 50% of market share in terms of volume. On the basis of the geographical region, the market can be segregated into Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America, Europe and the Middle East & Africa. Europe is expected to capture maximum revenue over the forecast period owing to increasing demand for food additives and rapid increase in awareness of phytosterols over the forecast period. North America is expected to capture second largest revenue over the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period owing to increasing demand of feed industry in the various countries of Asia Pacific.
Some of the major players in the market are Fenchem Enterprises Ltd, Raisio Life Sciences, Cognis-BASF, ADM, Medi-Tech, Cargill Inc, Fobes, Arbois, Pharmaconsult Oy Ltd, Fenchem Enterprises Ltd, Lipofoods, Phyto-Source LP, Bunge Ltd, Triple Crown, PrimaPharm B.V., Arbois, K-Patel, Phyto Extracts, Degussa Food Ingredients GmbH, Medi-Tech, E.I. DuPont De Nemours, Archer Daniels Midland Company, PrimaPharm B.V., Raisio Life Sciences and Enzymotec Ltd. This market is expected to become highly fragmented over the forecast period owing to entrée of new players in the market. This market is expected to see a number of mergers and acquisitions over the forecast period and is expected to become highly competitive in comparison to present status. The key market players need to understand latest trends in the market so that they can inculcate new innovations in their product which would further help them in achieving the competitive edge over the forecast period.
Phytosterols Applications Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
• Food Ingredient
Phytosterols Product Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
Phytosterols Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
• North America
• Asia Pacific
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