Fermented Ingredient Sales are forecasted to reach US$ 41.23 billion by 2034 (Fact.MR)


According to Fact.MR, a leading provider of market research and competitive intelligence, the global Fermented Ingredient Market is anticipated to achieve a valuation of US$ 41.23 billion by the conclusion of 2034.

This growth is expected to occur at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.9% between 2024 and 2034. Beyond merely enhancing the nutritional content of foods, fermentation techniques play a crucial role in prolonging the shelf life of products. The rising emphasis on health and well-being among consumers has led to an increased demand for products offering functional advantages.

Fermented ingredients, particularly those rich in probiotics and other beneficial compounds, have gained popularity due to their potential to enhance health. These nutrients contribute to improved gut health, digestion, and support for the immune system, aligning seamlessly with the growing focus on holistic well-being. Additionally, fermentation aligns with sustainability principles by presenting environmentally friendly alternatives in food production. By extending the shelf life of food items, fermentation helps minimize food waste, addressing a significant global concern.

Key Takeaways from Market Study

  • The global fermented ingredient market is estimated at US$ 25.67 billion in 2024.
  • The market is forecasted to reach US$ 41.23 billion by 2034-end.
  • Demand for fermented ingredient solutions is projected to rise at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2024 to 2034.
  • The market in East Asia is predicted to expand at 4.8% CAGR over the next 10 years.
  • Liquid fermented ingredients are projected to account for 58.2% market share in 2024.
  • North America is forecasted to account for 19.9% share of the global market in 2024.
  • The food & beverages segment is estimated to account for 54.2% share of the market in 2024.

“With consumers placing a higher value on overall health, fermented foods are a flexible option that combines nutritional advantages with delicious flavor. The convergence of these factors drives the rising demand for fermented ingredients across global markets, ushering in a new era of innovation and consumer-focused product creation,” says a Fact.MR analyst.

Elevating Culinary Exploration through Flavor Innovation, Pushing the Boundaries of Taste for Today’s Adventurous Palate

In the realm of food and beverage, fermentation serves as an alchemical process, transforming basic ingredients into a spectrum of sophisticated flavors and sensations that captivate the modern consumer’s adventurous palate. The utilization of various strains of bacteria, yeast, and molds in fermentation not only results in a diverse flavor palette but also preserves and enhances the nutritional content of the components.

The global fusion of cuisines has significantly heightened the popularity of fermented ingredients, as chefs and culinary enthusiasts embrace a diverse array of fermented elements to craft imaginative dishes. This blending of traditional fermentation techniques with contemporary culinary trends has given rise to novel flavor profiles, fostering a culture of experimentation and creativity within the culinary landscape.

Driven by consumer preferences for healthier options without sacrificing taste, fermented ingredients have found their way into a wide range of food products. The process of fermentation not only elevates flavor but also contributes to the creation of functional foods, infusing them with probiotics and bioactive compounds that promote digestive health, thereby deepening consumer interest in these innovative culinary offerings.

Competitive Environment

Prominent players within the fermented ingredient sector encompass corporations like Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Lonza, and Döhler Group. These entities dedicate substantial resources to research and development, aiming to unveil innovative products and secure a competitive advantage. The competitive landscape of the global market is undergoing transformations propelled by technological progress, evolving consumer preferences, and the growing demand for sustainable and healthier food alternatives.

  • In navigating the evolving market and ensuring continued competitiveness, both established enterprises and emerging startups navigate this dynamic terrain by investing in innovation and forging strategic partnerships. This strategic approach is rooted in a keen understanding of consumer preferences and the prevailing trends in the fermented ingredient market.
  • Döhler, renowned for its expertise in natural fruit and vegetable flavors, expanded its presence in this domain by merging with Flavourtech in April 2021, demonstrating a commitment to delivering the finest natural offerings to its customer base.In October 2021, Hansen and UPL initiated a long-term collaboration, focusing on the development and promotion of microbial solutions for sustainable agriculture. This strategic alliance reflects a proactive stance in response to the evolving needs of the market and underscores the importance of collaborative efforts in driving innovation and market presence.

More Valuable Insights on Offer

Fact.MR, in its new offering, presents an unbiased analysis of the fermented ingredient market for 2018 to 2023 and forecast statistics for 2024 to 2034.

The study divulges essential insights into the market based on form (dry, liquid), product type (amino acids, organic acids, biogas, polymers, vitamins, antibiotics, industrial enzymes, others), process (batch fermentation, continuous fermentation, aerobic fermentation, anaerobic fermentation), and application (food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, feed, personal care, biofuel, others), across six major regions of the world (North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Oceania, and MEA).

These insights are based on a report on Fermented Ingredient Market by Fact.MR