Starter Cultures Market by Microorganism (Yeast, Bacteria, and Molds), Form (Frozen, and Freeze-dried), Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Sweet & Savory Snacks, Beverages, and Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2022-2030)

BMIRE00026276 | Pages: 100 | Food and Beverages | Sep 2022 | Type: Global | Status: Published

The market crossed US$ 1.2 billion mark in 2022 and is expected to hit US$ 1.8 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period.

Starter culture market has been significantly increasing with demand for gut health promoting food and beverages  

Increasing production of meat, seafood, and dairy-based products, technological advancement in starter culture, rising consumption of functional drinks, and increasing awareness about health benefits of starter culture are some of the major factors driving the growth of the market. The frozen-dried segment is expected to pace up with as microorganisms can be preserved through the process without damaging their physical or molecular function. Further, frozen segments are also expected to gain traction during the forecasted year.

Within the report, the market is segmented into microorganism, form, application, and geography. By microorganism, the market is further segmented into yeast, bacteria, and molds. On the basis of form, the market is bifurcated into frozen, and freeze-dried. By application, the market is categorized into bakery & confectionery, dairy & frozen desserts, sweet & savory snacks, beverages, and others. Geographically, the market is sub segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa.

Rising awareness about health benefits of starter culture has empowered the growth of futuristic innovations.

Starter cultures are set of microorganisms which are inoculated directly into food materials to bring about desired and predictable changes in the finished products. They are essential component in products which are produced through fermentation process. Increasing demand for fermented dairy products owing to its rising importance in nutritional diet has surged the demand for the market. Fermented food interacts with ingested live microorganism with the host, playing a vital role in the balanced diet. Starter cultures made of lactic acid bacteria produce lactic acid that acts on meat proteins, thereby modifying their water biding capacity and increasing microbial safety.

Rising adoption in various industries is one of the major factors accelerating the market growth.

The industries for starter culture are bakery & confectionery, dairy & frozen desserts, sweet & savory snacks, beverages, and other. Within these industries, diary & frozen industry is one such industry, wherein the use of starter culture is increasing owing to increasing production and consumption of fermented dairy-based products and rising use of starter culture in cheese production. The bakery & confectionery, beverages, sweet & savory snacks industry has also witnessed an extensive use of starter culture in fermented food owing to changing diet patterns and evolving lifestyle.  

Recent strategic developments in starter cultures market

The starter cultures market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • In June 2021, DSM launched Delvo Fresh YS-042, a new yogurt culture which help manufacturers to maintain the texture and taste throughout its shelf life without the need for additional protein or texturizers.
  • In April 2021, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S lunched ‘FreshQ’ culture to cater the growing demand in fermented products.

The starter cultures market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, DSM, LB Bulgaricum, Benebios, Inc, and Dalton Biotecnologie S.r.l. are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Raw material providers
  • Starter cultures related associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Application industry of starter cultures industry
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:

  • Microorganism:
    • Yeast
    • Bacteria
    • Molds
  • Form    
    • Frozen
    • Freeze-dried
  • Application:
    • Bakery & Confectionery
    • Dairy & Frozen Desserts
    • Sweet & Savory Snacks
    • Beverages
    • Others
  • Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • South & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Companies profiled
    • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
    • DSM
    • LB Bulgaricum
    • Benebios, Inc
    • Dalton Biotecnologie S.r.l.

Companies profiled

- Chr. Hansen Holding A/S


- LB Bulgaricum

- Benebios, Inc

- Dalton Biotecnologie S.r.l.

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