The Middle East & Africa is showing steady growth in the food grade butyric acid market, thanks to investments in the dairy industry by countries including Zambia.
A recent report by Future Market Insights predicts that the global food grade butyric acid market is will register a CAGR of 15% from 2023 to 2033, rising from a valuation of $212 million in 2023 to reach $857.66 million by 2033.
The food grade butyric acid market is driven by factors such as increasing demand for processed food products, growing awareness of the health benefits of butyric acid, and a booming animal feed industry. Butyric acid is widely used in the food processing industry as a flavouring agent, preservative, and acidulant. It is also known to have several health benefits, including improving gut health and aiding in weight management, and is widely used in animal feed as it helps to improve digestion and promote growth.
The Middle East & Africa has been investing in dairy, with countries such as Ghana, Togo, and Zambia taking a lead in this sector. The region is one of the largest producers of dairy products, and this investment is increasing the market for food grade butyric acid.
Additive has health benefits
The addition of butyric acid into food products offers various health benefits such as improving gut health, gene regulation, immune modulation, synthesis of mucus, control of pathogens, cell differentiation, absorption of nutrients, intestinal motility, diarrheal control, production of cytokines, and helps break down undigested carbohydrates. It has a cheesy and fruity flavour and is mainly found in dairy products.
Butyric acid is also used in animal feed to improve the digestive health of animals and increase their weight gain, which is beneficial for the growing animal feed industry in the region.
According to the report, the global food grade butyric acid market is expected to see moderate growth in the coming years due to the increasing demand for natural and organic food products. Consumers are becoming more aware of the health benefits of consuming organic foods, which has led to a rise in demand for food products that are free from synthetic additives and preservatives. Butyric acid, being a natural compound, is a preferred ingredient for use in organic food products.
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