Prebiotic Ingredients Market Share, Size Report by 2028

Prebiotic Ingredients Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Inulin, Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS), and Others),  Form (Powder, and Liquid), and Application (Functional Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed, and Others)

Publication Month : Jun 2022

  • Report Code : TIPRE00004892
  • Category : Food and Beverages
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 160
Inquire Before Buy



[Research Report] The prebiotic ingredients market is expected to grow from US$ 1,758.40 million in 2021 to US$ 2,607.72 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2022 to 2028.

Prebiotics are compounds in food that induce the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. Fermentation is the main mechanism of action by which beneficial bacteria use prebiotics in the colon. Prebiotics play a significant role in preventive healthcare as the rising popularity of fiber-rich nutraceutical supplements among sports enthusiasts and athletes to build their stamina and endurance further boosts the demand for prebiotic ingredients. Thus, rising awareness regarding preventive healthcare is boosting the prebiotic ingredients market growth.

Asia Pacific held the largest prebiotic ingredients market share in 2021, while other developing regions, such as the Middle East & Africa, are expected to grow significantly in the forecast period. The market growth is attributed to increasing gut health and immune health disorders coupled with growing digestive diseases. The Asian countries are inclining toward adopting healthy and nutritious food items and beverages to improve gut health. Hence, inclination towards adopting healthy food is driving the growth of the prebiotic ingredients market.

Customize Research To Suit Your Requirement

We can optimize and tailor the analysis and scope which is unmet through our standard offerings. This flexibility will help you gain the exact information needed for your business planning and decision making.

Prebiotic Ingredients Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 1,758.40 million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 2,607.72 million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 5.8% from 2022 to 2028.
Forecast Period2022-2028
Base Year2022
Analyst Image


Have a question?

Shejal will walk you through a 15-minute call to present the report’s content and answer all queries if you have any.

Analyst Image  Speak to Analyst

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Prebiotic Ingredients Market

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges for many sectors in early 2020. Lockdowns, border restrictions, travel bans, manufacturing discontinuation, and other safety measures rolled out by governments as per the guidelines of the WHO and national health ministries hampered the manufacturing operations. However, the COVID-19 outbreak positively impacted the market as consumers increasingly were seeking natural and safer alternatives to keep themselves healthy and strengthen their immune systems. The demand for dietary supplements increased dramatically during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, as people stayed at home due to the government mandates, they focused on their health and fitness, stimulating the demand for prebiotics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prebiotic Ingredients Market Breakdown – by Region

  • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Request discounts available for Start-Ups & Universities

Market Insights

Rising Demand for Prebiotic Ingredients in Food & Beverages Sector

The popularity of prebiotics is rising in the food & beverages industry due to their application in nutritional bars, dairy products, health drinks, mineral supplements, breakfast cereals, bakery goods, confectioneries, green foods, and infant formulas. In November 2018, Kellogg company launched a new cereal, under the brand name HI! Happy Inside, including prebiotics and probiotics, as a part of its gut-boosting digestive products line-up. Further, inulin is widely utilized in food processing as it is a good and healthy substitute for fat and sugar. Major milk-producing countries such as the US, India, and China utilize prebiotics to provide desired texture to the final products and make sugar-free dairy products. Furthermore, infant formula or baby food contains various prebiotic ingredients, including galacto-oligosaccharides, fructo-oligosaccharides, and polydextrose. These are the factors driving the growth of the prebiotic ingredients market.

Type-Based Insights

Based on type, the prebiotic ingredients market is segmented into inulin, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS), and others. The inulin segment is projected to register the largest share during the forecast period. Manufacturers use it in processed food and beverages, dietary supplements, and animal feed to replace sugar, fat, and flour. In the US in 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved inulin as a dietary fiber ingredient to improve the nutritional value of manufactured food products. Moreover, the propelling demand for natural products increases the demand for prebiotic inulin worldwide. The growth of the inulin segment is driven by the rising application in various industries, fueling the growth of the prebiotic ingredients market.

Form-Based Insights

Based on form, the prebiotic ingredients market is segmented into powder and liquid. The powder segment is projected to register a higher CAGR in the market during the forecast period. The powder form made distribution easy and utilization of prebiotic consumption. The benefit of using prebiotic powder for livestock production has been gaining popularity as the powder prebiotics are accessible to consume at any stage of life of the livestock. Also, the increasing productivity of meats, eggs, and milk increases the demand for powder prebiotics.

Application-Based Insights

Based on application, the prebiotic ingredients market is segmented into functional food & beverages, dietary supplements, animal feed, and others. The dietary supplements segment is projected to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. The rising demand for preventive medicines, a growing number of digestive ailments among the elderly, and the lack of a balanced diet are likely to increase product demand in the dietary supplement industry. Consumers increasingly prefer prebiotic-based food supplements owing to the growing adoption of unhealthy diets.


Ingredients Market, by Application – 2021 and 2028
  • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Request discounts available for Start-Ups & Universities

The key players operating in the prebiotic ingredients market are BENEO GmbH; COSUCRA; DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences; Clasado Ltd.; Nexira; Ingredion Incorporated; SOLACTIS; Cargill, Incorporated.; Sensus; and Roquette Frères. These players are engaged in developing products with reduced health risks to meet emerging consumer trends and abide by regulatory frameworks. They are involved in mergers and acquisitions, business expansions, and partnerships to expand their market share.

Report Spotlights

  • Progressive industry trends in the prebiotic ingredients market to help players develop effective long-term strategies
  • Business growth strategies adopted to secure growth in developed and developing markets
  • Quantitative analysis of the prebiotic ingredients market from 2022 to 2028
  • Estimation of global demand for probiotics
  • Porter's Five Forces analysis to illustrate the efficacy of buyers and suppliers operating in the industry
  • Recent developments to understand the competitive market scenario
  • Market trends and outlook, and factors governing the growth of the prebiotic ingredients market
  • Assistance in the decision-making process by highlighting market strategies that underpin commercial interest, leading to the market growth
  • Size of the prebiotic ingredients market at various nodes
  • Detailed overview and segmentation of the market and the probiotics industry dynamics
  • Size of the growth in various regions with promising growth opportunities
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type, Form, and Application

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you list some of the major players operating in the global prebiotic Ingredients market?

The major players operating in the global prebiotic Ingredients market are Beneo GmbH; COSUCRA; DuPont; Clasado Limited; Nexira; Ingredion; Solactis; Cargill, Incorporated; Sensus; Roquette Freres.

What are the opportunities for prebiotic Ingredients in the global market?

Rising demand for prebiotics in animal feed anticipate lucrative opportunities for the prebiotic ingredients market. Animal feed with prebiotics as an additive has been shown to increase the yield. Mannan-oligosaccharides are used in poultry feed as an alternative to antibiotics. Rising cases of digestive disorders in livestock, such as enteric infections and acidosis, further agitate the industry landscape. The numerous advantages of prebiotics on animal health, such as triggered animal growth rate, and milk and egg yield, are anticipated to drive the demand for prebiotics in animal feed.

Based on the product type, why is the inulin segment have the largest revenue share?

Based on type, inulin segment has largest revenue share. Inulin is a starchy prebiotic fiber found in various fruits, vegetables, and herbs, including wheat, onions, bananas, chicory, artichokes, and asparagus. Insulins are a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides, a heterogeneous collection of fructose polymers whose flavor ranges from bland to subtly sweet. Manufacturers use it in processed food and beverages, dietary supplements, and animal feed to replace sugar, fat, and flour. In the US in 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved inulin as a dietary fiber ingredient to improve the nutritional value of manufactured food products. Moreover, the propelling demand for natural products increases the demand for prebiotic inulin worldwide.

What is the largest region of the global prebiotic Ingredients market?

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global prebiotic Ingredients market. Asia Pacific prebiotic ingredients market is segmented into China, India, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific. The market growth is attributed to increasing gut health and immune health disorders coupled with growing digestive diseases. The Asian countries are inclining toward adopting healthy and nutritious food items and beverages to improve gut health. Hence, inclination towards adopting healthy food is driving the growth of the prebiotic ingredients market. Further, the growing awareness about the health benefits of prebiotics in animal health are creating substantial demand for prebiotic-based feeds such as lactulose, mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS), inulin, soy fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS). As livestock and farm animals contribute significantly to the food supply chain, the demand for prebiotic-rich animal feeds is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Based on the application, which segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period?

Based on the application, functional food & beverages segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. The growing popularity of functional food & beverages driving the prebiotic ingredients market. The increasing demand for functional food is due to increased health issues among the population. This is due to the increasing consumption of functional foods to maintain & promote the gut health. Hence the rising diseases & health issues further projected the rise in demand for functional foods during the forecast period.
Further, the fortified foods are gaining popularity across the globe owing to the increased awareness of benefits among the population. Fortified foods usually produced with adding nutrients in it. Hence, the adding of essential nutrients tends to prevent the chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer. Hence, the consumption of fortified food is increasing worldwide, and further fueling the prebiotic ingredients market.

What are the key drivers for the growth of the global prebiotic Ingredients market?

Increasing consumers’ focus on preventive health driving global prebiotic Ingredient’s market. Over the past few years, the awareness regarding health and nutrition has increased significantly. Because of hectic work schedules and extended working hours, people pay less attention to their daily diet, health, and fitness. Ignorance about proper diet may lead to various health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and digestive problems. This drives people’s focus toward preventive health and dietary supplements that offer health benefits without harmful effects. Prebiotics-infused supplements are known for their ability to nourish human gut flora and significantly boost their metabolic activity, hence improving digestion, nutrition absorption, and immune systems while inhibiting harmful microbe growth. Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) are a special prebiotic ingredient that interferes with the binding and colony formation of pathogens. Thus, it acts as a blocking agent in the intestinal area. Moreover, prebiotic supplements may offer health benefits, such as decreasing anxiety and alleviating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. A healthy digestive system has been linked to mental health and immune response improvements. These factors are significantly boosting the demand for such ingredients among consumers, eventually boosting the growth of the prebiotic ingredients market.

The List of Companies - Prebiotic Ingredients Market

  1. Beneo GmbH
  3. DuPont
  4. Clasado Limited
  5. Nexira
  6. Ingredion
  8. Cargill, Incorporated
  9. Sensus
  10. Roquette Freres

The Insight Partners performs research in 4 major stages: Data Collection & Secondary Research, Primary Research, Data Analysis and Data Triangulation & Final Review.

  1. Data Collection and Secondary Research:

As a market research and consulting firm operating from a decade, we have published many reports and advised several clients across the globe. First step for any study will start with an assessment of currently available data and insights from existing reports. Further, historical and current market information is collected from Investor Presentations, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, etc., and other information related to company’s performance and market positioning are gathered from Paid Databases (Factiva, Hoovers, and Reuters) and various other publications available in public domain.

Several associations trade associates, technical forums, institutes, societies and organizations are accessed to gain technical as well as market related insights through their publications such as research papers, blogs and press releases related to the studies are referred to get cues about the market. Further, white papers, journals, magazines, and other news articles published in the last 3 years are scrutinized and analyzed to understand the current market trends.

  1. Primary Research:

The primarily interview analysis comprise of data obtained from industry participants interview and answers to survey questions gathered by in-house primary team.

For primary research, interviews are conducted with industry experts/CEOs/Marketing Managers/Sales Managers/VPs/Subject Matter Experts from both demand and supply side to get a 360-degree view of the market. The primary team conducts several interviews based on the complexity of the markets to understand the various market trends and dynamics which makes research more credible and precise.

A typical research interview fulfils the following functions:

  • Provides first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook
  • Validates and strengthens in-house secondary research findings
  • Develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding

Primary research involves email interactions and telephone interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Outside experts: Valuation experts, research analysts and key opinion leaders specializing in the electronics and semiconductor industry.

Below is the breakup of our primary respondents by company, designation, and region:

Research Methodology

Once we receive the confirmation from primary research sources or primary respondents, we finalize the base year market estimation and forecast the data as per the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors assessed during data collection.

  1. Data Analysis:

Once data is validated through both secondary as well as primary respondents, we finalize the market estimations by hypothesis formulation and factor analysis at regional and country level.

  • 3.1 Macro-Economic Factor Analysis:

We analyse macroeconomic indicators such the gross domestic product (GDP), increase in the demand for goods and services across industries, technological advancement, regional economic growth, governmental policies, the influence of COVID-19, PEST analysis, and other aspects. This analysis aids in setting benchmarks for various nations/regions and approximating market splits. Additionally, the general trend of the aforementioned components aid in determining the market's development possibilities.

  • 3.2 Country Level Data:

Various factors that are especially aligned to the country are taken into account to determine the market size for a certain area and country, including the presence of vendors, such as headquarters and offices, the country's GDP, demand patterns, and industry growth. To comprehend the market dynamics for the nation, a number of growth variables, inhibitors, application areas, and current market trends are researched. The aforementioned elements aid in determining the country's overall market's growth potential.

  • 3.3 Company Profile:

The “Table of Contents” is formulated by listing and analyzing more than 25 - 30 companies operating in the market ecosystem across geographies. However, we profile only 10 companies as a standard practice in our syndicate reports. These 10 companies comprise leading, emerging, and regional players. Nonetheless, our analysis is not restricted to the 10 listed companies, we also analyze other companies present in the market to develop a holistic view and understand the prevailing trends. The “Company Profiles” section in the report covers key facts, business description, products & services, financial information, SWOT analysis, and key developments. The financial information presented is extracted from the annual reports and official documents of the publicly listed companies. Upon collecting the information for the sections of respective companies, we verify them via various primary sources and then compile the data in respective company profiles. The company level information helps us in deriving the base number as well as in forecasting the market size.

  • 3.4 Developing Base Number:

Aggregation of sales statistics (2020-2022) and macro-economic factor, and other secondary and primary research insights are utilized to arrive at base number and related market shares for 2022. The data gaps are identified in this step and relevant market data is analyzed, collected from paid primary interviews or databases. On finalizing the base year market size, forecasts are developed on the basis of macro-economic, industry and market growth factors and company level analysis.

  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

The market findings and base year market size calculations are validated from supply as well as demand side. Demand side validations are based on macro-economic factor analysis and benchmarks for respective regions and countries. In case of supply side validations, revenues of major companies are estimated (in case not available) based on industry benchmark, approximate number of employees, product portfolio, and primary interviews revenues are gathered. Further revenue from target product/service segment is assessed to avoid overshooting of market statistics. In case of heavy deviations between supply and demand side values, all thes steps are repeated to achieve synchronization.

We follow an iterative model, wherein we share our research findings with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) until consensus view of the market is not formulated – this model negates any drastic deviation in the opinions of experts. Only validated and universally acceptable research findings are quoted in our reports.

We have important check points that we use to validate our research findings – which we call – data triangulation, where we validate the information, we generate from secondary sources with primary interviews and then we re-validate with our internal data bases and Subject matter experts. This comprehensive model enables us to deliver high quality, reliable data in shortest possible time.

Your data will never be shared with third parties, however, we may send you information from time to time about our products that may be of interest to you. By submitting your details, you agree to be contacted by us. You may contact us at any time to opt-out.

Related Reports