The Asia Pacific Glucose, Dextrose and Maltodextrin Market was worth USD 8.06 billion in 2016 and estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 7.99%, to reach USD 5.49 billion by 2021.
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Glucose, dextrose and maltodextrin are common ingredients in packaged and prepared foods. Glucose is table sugar; dextrose is another name for the common sugar, glucose with slight chemical variations.
Maltodextrin is made from starch and retains many of starch’s chemical properties. All three are carbohydrates that affect your cells in similar ways and are used for the same things by the body.
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Maltodextrin, very much like dextrose, comes from starch. It is essentially a polysaccharide, meaning it is made of many monosaccharide units, all of which are glucose units.
Maltodextrin does not have a specific chemical formula; molecules of this substance can be made from two to upto 20 glucose units. Not as sweet as glucose, maltodextrin is sweeter than starch because the smaller molecules of maltodextrin can bind to the sweetness receptor much more effectively, though larger maltodextrin molecules cannot.
It is used in food and beverages industry to impart both a starchy texture and slightly sweet flavour. Nutrition wise, like other sugars, maltodextrin contains four calories per gram.
The major driver of the Asia Pacific Glucose, Dextrose and Maltodextrin market is the rising demand for convenience food or packaged food and beverage products, which also includes the higher demand for carbonated and non-carbonated beverages. Other drivers include the intense research and developmental activities done by major companies in the market, higher disposable incomes and changing lifestyles.
As for the restraints of the market, the production costs, investment needed for research and development and health concerns among consumers are the major ones.
The Asia Pacific Glucose, Dextrose and Maltodextrin market is classified based on product into Glucose, Dextrose and Maltodextrin, on the basis of Application into Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care/Cosmetics, Paper and Pulp Industry and Others, based on form into Syrup and Solids. Based on geography, the Asia Pacific market is analysed under various regions namely India, China, Japan, South Korea and Australia.
The Asia Pacific market is the fastest growing market globally while also having the third largest market share. The fast pace of growth of the market can be attributed to the developing stature of most countries in the region.
Some of the major companies dominating the market, by their products and services include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Agrana Investment Corp, Tate & Lyle PLC, Cargill Incorporated, Penford Corporation, Roquette Frères, Emsland-Stӓrke Gmbh, Grain Processing Corporation and Avebe U.A.
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