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Market Introduction

Yeast ingredients are food additives derived from the yeast. The growth of the yeast ingredients market is primarily driven by the changing consumer eating habits inclining them towards healthy, less-processed, and lower-sugar foods. Moreover, the increasing popularity of using yeast-based products in animal feeds is further anticipated to have a positive impact on market growth.

Additionally, the emerging trend pertaining to the use of these ingredients for the generation of sustainable pharmaceutical proteins and enzymes has led to an increase in the research and development of these ingredients. This scenario of increasing investment in the research & development of yeast ingredients is further likely to add to the growth of the global yeast ingredients market during the assessment period.

Market Segmentation

Yeast Extracts: A Natural Ingredient Ensuring Safety

Yeast extracts are derived from fresh yeast without adding any food additives or chemical substances. Thus, making it a natural component rich in proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Yeast extracts are used in sauces, meat dishes, bouillons, ready-made dishes, and savory snacks. Additionally, being a natural ingredient, these extracts assure product and consumer safety. Since only a small quantity of these yeast extracts enable the manufacturers to deliver the required taste, these ingredients have become popular among the manufacturers.

Yeast Autolysates Play an Important Role in Flavoring

Yeast autolysates are just like yeast extracts obtained from the self-digestion of food-grade yeast. However, the production process of yeast autolysates is comparatively shorter than yeast extracts. And unlike the yeast extracts, the cell walls in autolysates yeast are not removed. Thus, making them partially soluble in water and resulting in shorter peptides for taste improvement and enhancement of texture and viscosity. Yeast autolysates are used to add flavor in the snacks, cocktail biscuits, savory mixes, among others. Yeast autolysates are usually available as a spray-dried or roller-dried powder. The increasing demand for flavoring ingredients, owing to the evolving consumer needs and faster production process of yeast autolysates, are likely to be the critical factor adding to the growth of the segment.

Manufacturers Reforming their Modus Operandi in Light of the Changing Trends

In the food & beverage industry, yeast ingredients are predominantly used across bakery and brewery applications. In bakeries, yeast ingredients are added to the products to improve and enhance their taste. Also, these ingredients add additional nutritional value to the food due to which the consumption of these ingredients is rising.

Lighter and healthier food products have been a popular trend in the food industry. This has prompted the manufacturers in the food industry to alter their manufacturing patterns and include ingredients derived from the natural sources in their products. Thus, leading to an increase in the demand for yeast ingredients. Yeast ingredients, on the other hand, play an important role in brewery manufacturing as they can be utilized for the fermentation of beer. Additionally, yeast ingredients such as yeast extracts are used as a nutritional supplement to provide nutrients such as vitamins, magnesium, chromium, zinc, selenium, iron, and other proteins.

Increasing Popularity of Beer Drives the Market Growth

The shift in consumer preferences towards low-alcohol content beverages has driven the beer market in the last few years. As the consumption of beer is increasing, the demand for yeast ingredients for the production of these beers is also on the rise. In addition, the increasing demand for beer among the young demographics and the rising number of female drinkers are further likely to have a positive influence on the growth of the market in the upcoming years.

Extensive Application of Yeats in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry significantly contributes to the yeast ingredients market as these yeast are used in the production of pharmaceutical proteins and enzymes. Moreover, these ingredients are also used in treating digestion problems, owing to which they are used extensively in the manufacturing of medicines that prevent diseases like diarrhea. Additionally, ingredients such as yeast extracts are used in the treatment of wastewater containing a high amount of fats and oils.

Sustainable manufacturing is the new trend triggered by the changing climatic conditions and rising temperatures across the globe. This megatrend running across every sector has led to the growth of the organic market on account of which the manufacturers are now more inclined and focused on adopting greener methods for manufacturing products.

Regional Overview

Europe’s Well-Established Food and Beverages and Pharmaceutical Industry

Europe is anticipated to drive the global yeast ingredients market during the forecast period. This growth of the region is attributed to the well-established food and beverages and pharmaceutical industry in the region. The increase in the consumption of alcoholic beverages, especially beer and an increase in the demand for on the go food, owing to the busy working lifestyles are anticipated to drive the market. According to The Brewers of Europe Association, Europe is one of the prominent exporters of beer in the world, exporting around 77 million hectoliters of beer produced in the region. This demand for beer from the region leads to the significant consumption of yeast and yeast ingredients in the region. Additionally, the increase in the consumption of bakery goods due to their high nutritional profile, convenience, and easy accessibility, is foreseen to fuel the growth of the yeast ingredients market in the upcoming years. 

Recent Developments

  • In 2020, Lallemand Inc, producer of yeast-based ingredients, cemented its position in the North American market by opening a new North American yeast extract facility in Cornwall, Ontario.
  • In 2019, Leiber GmbH announced a new international partnership with four new distributors to strengthen its food business unit and boost its sales activities in the global market.
  • In 2019, Lallemand Inc, entered in a strategic partnership with Ohly America to take the ownership of Ohly’s yeast production site in a long term supply agreement.
  • In 2018, Lallemand Inc launched a new range of yeast extract – High-Lyfe 580 A — for meat and vegetarian products, sauces, gravies, stews, snacks, and soups.
  • In 2016, AngelYeast Co., Ltd. launched a functional nucleic acid and protein for young animals at Beijing China International Exhibition Center. The GroPro, a feed ingredient derived from yeast, is likely to play a crucial part in the international business expansion strategy of the company in the animal nutrition segment.
  • In 2016, Lallemand acquired surface and ripening cultures business from DSM Food Specialties to strengthen its position in dairy and meat cultures.

Key Players

  • Lesaffre Yeast Corporation
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Leiber GmbH
  • LALLEMAND Inc.
  • AngelYeast Co., Ltd.
  • Hansen Holding A/S
  • Synergy Flavours
  • Nutreco N.V.
  • AB Mauri India Pvt.Ltd
  • Alltech
  • Levapan S.A.
  • Kemin Industries, Inc.
  • Sensient Colors LLC
  • AB Vista
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Oriental Yeast Co., ltd.

Yeast Ingredients Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Yeast extracts
  • Autolysates yeast
  • Yeast Beta-Glucan
  • Yeast Derivatives
  • Others

By End-User

  • Food and Beverages
  • Animal Feed
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

By Regions

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Europe

  • Germany
  • France
  • The U.K.
  • Italy
  • The Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • The Rest of Asia-Pacific

Central and South America and the Caribbean

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • The Rest of Central and South America and the Caribbean

The Middle East

  • Saudi Arabia
  • The UAE
  • Oman
  • Turkey
  • The Rest of Middle East

Africa

  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • The Rest of Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Food and Beverages Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Yeast Ingredients Market during the forecast period.
Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, Associated British Foods plc, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Leiber GmbH, LALLEMAND Inc., AngelYeast Co., Ltd., Synergy Flavours, Alltech are the top players in Yeast Ingredients Market.
Europe is expected to hold the highest market share in Yeast Ingredients Market.
Increasing investment in the research & development of yeast ingredients, the increasing popularity of beer are the key factors expected to drive Yeast Ingredients Market during the forecast period.
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