Insoluble dietary fiber is a vital component of the human diet. Insoluble and soluble dietary fiber is the edible part of the plant cell wall that is resistant to digestion. The insoluble dietary fiber facilitates many intestinal health benefits like reducing the risks of constipation and hemorrhoids. They do not dissolve in water and effectively pass through the digestive system very close to its initial form. Beans, nuts, wheat bran, and whole wheat flour contain insoluble dietary fibers.
The surging demand for functional foods among people all across the globe due to the growing awareness among population towards proper diet and nutrition will steer the growth of the global insoluble dietary fiber market significantly. The increasing occurrences of health issues including gastrointestinal issues, heart disorders, cholesterol, and others increase the demand for insoluble dietary fibers globally. The growing living standards of the people along with the surge in dietetic population are factors likely to create several lucrative growth opportunities in the market in the forthcoming years. Furthermore, the hectic schedule of people and the growing working women population will boost the demand for a balanced nutritional diet offered by insoluble dietary fiber globally. Surging cases of constipation and bad gut health have compelled people to consume extra fiber to maintain their gut health. Furthermore, the comprehensive functional properties offered by these dietary fibers include water binding, stabilizing, thickening, and gelling, which in turn will escalate the product demand.
The global insoluble dietary fiber market can be segmented into application, source, product, and region.
By application, the market can be segmented into companion animal nutrition, pharmaceutical, beverages, food, and others.
By source, the market can be segmented into fruits & vegetables, cereals & grains, and others. The cereal & grain segment accounts for the largest share in the global insoluble dietary fiber market.
By product, the market can be segmented into resistant starch, fiber, lignin, chitin, hemicellulose, cellulose, and others. The cellulose segment dominates the global insoluble dietary fiber market.
North America accounts for the largest share in the global insoluble dietary fiber market due to the growing consumer inclination towards healthy food and diet. Furthermore, the transforming lifestyle of the people due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 globally is likely to propel the growth of the regional market.
Some of the significant players in the global insoluble dietary fiber market are UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG, SunOpta Inc., Solvaira Specialty LP, Roquette Frères, Nexira, J. Rettenmaier & Sohne GmbH + Co. KG, Ingredion Incorporated, Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Cargill, Incorporated, and BarnDad Innovative Nutrition, LLC. To cite, Ingredion Incorporated in April 2017 introduced NOVELOSE, a series of insoluble dietary fiber for fiber fortification in noodles, baked goods, and pasta.