Global Functional Food Ingredients Market Size, Share and Forecast 2019-2025

Posted by nabeel on January 28th, 2021

The global functional food ingredients market is projected to exhibit a modest growth, at a CAGR of around 6.5%, during the forecast period.The consumption of functional food ingredients is increasing due to uses in the various types of health disease such as heart disease driving the market. The improper functioning of the digestive system results in a reduced level of vitamin and mineral content in human bodies that further increases the demand for vitamin supplements; thereby, surging the global functional food ingredients market growth. 

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Omega-3 fatty acids are a kind of fat found in foods, such as seafood and oils, plants, and in the human body. The omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease or slow the progression of an eye condition called age-related macular degeneration. Researchers are studying omega-3 for relieving symptoms of depression, rheumatoid arthritis, and dry eye syndrome.

  •  It can lower heart rate and improve heart rhythm.
  •  It decreases the risk of clotting.
  •  Lower triglycerides.
  •  It can reduce blood pressure.
  •  It can improve blood vessel function and delay the build-up of plaque (a fatty substance) in coronary arteries.


Fish and other seafood products are getting more and more attention among consumers due to its health benefits. These benefits are in particular linked to the valuable long chained omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA (Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)), almost exclusively found in foods from the aquatic environment. The main source of omega-3 is fish oil that reduces the risk of health diseases. With the consumption of the omega-3 the production of the fish oil is increasing. As per IFFO the marine Ingredients organization the US accounted about 83 metric ton production of the fish oil in 2014 and 101 metric tons in 2016. The increasing production of the fish oil results in the higher consumption of the Omega3 fatty acid. The Omega-3 is strongly associated with heart health benefits and cardiovascular risk reduction.

Nowadays, many adults do nothave sufficient time to have a proper diet or meal due to which their body suffers as the human body does not receive the required amount of nutrients. Thus, the market growth is being driven due to the rising utilization of supplements among adults due to rising nutritional awareness, rising product awareness through digital advertisement and e-commerce websites. The growth of the global functional food ingredients market is expected to rise due to increasing health consciousness among the adults, owing to the belief that gummies protect and maintain a healthy immune system.

Global Functional Food Ingredients Market-Segmentation

By Product Type

  •  Probiotics
  •  Prebiotics & Dietary Fiber
  •  Proteins & Amino Acids
  •  Phytochemical & Plant Extracts
  •  Omega-3 & 6 Fatty Acids
  •  Others (Cartenoids)

By Source

  •  Natural Source
  •  Synthetic Source

Global Functional Food Ingredients Market– Segment by Region 

North America

  •  United States
  •  Canada


  •  Germany
  •  UK
  •  France
  •  Spain
  •  Italy
  •  Rest of Europe


  •  China
  •  Japan
  •  India
  •  Rest of Asia-Pacific

Rest of the World

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