(Food-Beverage-News.Com, February 25, 2021 ) The global chicory market size is estimated to be valued at USD 685 million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 905 million by 2025, recording a CAGR of 5.7%, in terms of value.
Rising prices of coffee beans along with increasing consumption of coffee, is navigating the coffee and other food & beverage manufacturers to adopt to chicory ingredient, as a cheaper substitute to coffee. Also, high medicinal values and health benefits associated with the consumption of chicory, is expected to further propel the market. Furthermore, easy cultivation process of the crop and rising number of new entrants in the market, is substantially snowballing the growth prospects.
Based on type, the chicory market is dominated by instant powder. Additionally, it is further projected to grow at a faster growth rate during the forecast period. Instant chicory is another exclusive type and one of the most known products produced by processing chicory roots in the market. The instant powder provides consumers with convenience and ready-to-drink healthy products, offering benefits such as being caffeine-free and providing a similar taste to coffee.
It is also a 100% plant-based, rich-in-inulin, and nutrient drink consumed by consumers across various ages in their daily dietary routine. This type of chicory may be linked to several health benefits, including reduced inflammation, decreased blood sugar, and improved digestive health. Thus, owing to all these factors, the instant powder segment is expected to grow at a faster rate during the forecast period.
The chicory plant is quite versatile, and it has found its application in many areas; it is best known for its association with coffee. Chicory is primarily an organic and all-natural ingredient and a cheaper substitute to an array of ingredients in the food & beverage industry. It is mainly consumed as blends or alternative in caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, which is largely consumed across the globe. The young leaves can be used in salads, and the root can be boiled and eaten like a vegetable. Thus, finding its most important and wide application in the food & beverage industry, the market is expected to grow at a substantial rate during the forecast period.
The European market accounted for the largest share in 2019. According to FAOSTAT, Europe contributed to over 95.5% of the global production of chicory roots. According to the same data, Belgium is the largest chicory roots producing county in Europe, followed by France, the Netherlands, and Poland.
Key players are Cosucra Groupe Warcoing (Belgium), Delecto Foods Pvt Ltd (India), BENEO GmbH (Germany), Sensus (Netherlands), Leroux (France), Cargill Incorporated (US), Reily Foods Company (US), Pioneer Chicory (India), PMV Nutrient Products Pvt Ltd (India), Farmvilla Food Industries Pvt Ltd (India), Murlikrishna Foods Pvt Ltd (India), Starwest Botanicals (US), STOKROS Company Ltd (Russia), Nature’s Gold Production (Netherlands), Organic Herb Trading Co (UK), Narasu’s Coffee Company (India), NP Nutra (US), Shaanxi Sciphar Natural Product Co Ltd. (China), Jamnagar Chicory Industries (India), and Herbs & Crops Overseas (India).
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