APAC Functional Food Ingredients Market to Reach USD 8,141.5 Million by 2032, Fueling Growth in the Region

In 2022, the APAC functional food ingredients market is expected to be worth USD 4,138.7 million. According to Future Market Insights (FMI), the global market value is estimated to reach USD 8,141.5 Million by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 7% between 2022 and 2032.

Functional food additives are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of fortified F&B products, including fresh produce, packaged foods, dairy products, and functional beverages. Rising sales of healthy or functional drinks are helping to propel the APAC functional food ingredients market in Asia Pacific.

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Key Takeaways – Functional Food Ingredients Market Study

  • Growing popularity of omega-3 as a supplement in the Asia Pacific region is expected to boost the growth of the functional food ingredients market, particularly in the spreadable fats and oils food products segment.
    • ASEAN is ranked as the seventh-largest economy in APAC, and consumers in this region are more inclined towards intake of nutritional food products that offer various health benefits.
  • Multinational companies manufacturing functional food ingredients are taking initiatives to tackle nutritional deficiencies. Companies such as Nestlé and Unilever have started food fortification to add both macro and micronutrients in their food products.
    • Nestlé S.A. started fortification of its products such as cereals to target deficiencies in specific global markets. By 2016, the company fortified 200 billion servings of food and beverages, worldwide, while partnering with the HarvestPlus program (bio fortification) and agricultural research partners in India.
    • Unilever PLC partnered with the World Food Program to launch ‘Together for Child Vitality’, an initiative to improve the nutrition and health of school-aged children. Unilever PLC fortifies products such as spreads, seasonings, porridges, and bouillons, which are affordable and easily accessible.
  • Japan is perceived as a highly profitable market for manufacturers of functional food ingredients worldwide.
    • In 2017-18, 8-10% of Japanese population was diabetic, which created significant opportunities for manufacturers of functional food ingredients to target this demographic by offering products to mitigate the impact of diabetes.

Manufacturers of functional food ingredients are focused on catering to regional or domestic requirements. In India, omega-3, which is normally a non-vegetarian-derived product, has been developed from vegetarian variants such as flaxseed oil and algae. Food and beverage companies are also prioritizing R&D investments to enhance their product offerings with multifunctional nutritional profiles.

Consumer inclination towards preventive healthcare remains the key booster to growth of functional food ingredients market in APAC. A new research study of Future Market Insights (FMI) states that growing demand for natural functional food ingredients has been a remarkable trend that would further shape the sales of prebiotic ingredients. This is likely to be among the key factors influencing market growth in APAC.

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Market Segments Covered in APAC Functional Food Ingredients Industry Analysis

By Ingredient Type:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Prebiotic & Dietary Fibers
  • Probiotics
  • Carotenoids
  • Proteins
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

By Application:

  • Beverages
  • Dairy and Dairy-based Products
  • Bakery and Confectionary

By Country:

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • South Korea
  • Rest of APAC

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About the Author

Ronak Shah

Associate Vice President at Future Market Insights is deeply committed to uncovering actionable insights for consumer and food and beverage players. She brings a unique blend of analysis, industry trends, and consumer behavior to put data into perspective.

What she makes out of data becomes a delight to read. She has authored many opinions, including for publications like Process Industry Informer and Spinal Surgery News, as she understands the market pulse and consumers' shifting preferences.

She likes to bring experts to a roundtable to weigh the impact of a trend on an industry. Catch up with her discussion on the impact of AI in packaging.

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