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Asia Pacific is expected to be the highest growing market in the forecast period. There are abundant potential market opportunities in Europe as the Chia seeds are becoming very popular due to their nutritional and health benefits.
Chia Seeds Market Introduction:
Chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia Hispanic, a flowering plant of the mint family (Lamiaceae), native to Central America, or Salvia columbariae from the southwestern United States and Mexico. Chia seeds are oval and grey with black and white spots of approximately 1 millimeter (0.04 in.) in diameter. The seeds are hydrophilic, absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and develop a mucilaginous coating that gives chia foods and drinks a distinctive gel texture.
Chia Seeds Market Growth:
Europe was the largest regional market in 2018. Germany had the largest share in the European market due to the high consumption of products. However, the European Union Regulation on Noble Foods in the European Union limits the use of chia seeds in industrial applications, which can hinder the market growth. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to record the fastest growth rate between 2019 and 2025 due to the increasing consumption of products in countries such as India, China and Japan. In addition, increasing cases of lifestyle-related diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma, have led to a greater demand for healthy snacks, which in turn will increase the regional chia seeds market growth.
Chia and the power of fiber:
The easiest way to increase fiber intake is to consume more plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and unprocessed grains. An ounce of chia seeds provides 10 grams of fiber, almost half of the daily recommendations for women over 50.
Fiber-rich foods help people feel full longer and generally contain fewer calories. Increasing fiber intake and a high fiber diet help you lose weight.
Chia seeds contain almost 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon and their high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids, and alpha-linolenic acid can be useful for weight loss. The grain can also be consumed as a gel when mixed with water. This causes it to digest more slowly in the body, potentially avoiding hunger for a more extended period.
High fiber diets have been shown to reduce the prevalence of entertainment-related entertainment by absorbing water in the colon and facilitating the passage of feces.
A healthy diet rich in fiber and rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce pressure and inflammation in the colon.
The exact causes of diverticular disease are unknown, but the disease has often been associated with a low-fiber diet.
Cardiovascular disease and cholesterol.
It has been shown that increasing fiber intake reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Recent studies have shown that dietary fiber can play a role in the regulation of the immune system and inflammation. In this way, you could reduce the risk of inflammation-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.
High fiber diets are associated with a lower risk of diabetes, and eating high fiber foods helps keep blood sugar levels stable.
After examining the results of several extensive studies, the National Institute of Medicine discovered that diets containing 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories were associated with a significant reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Digestion and detoxification.
A diet with adequate fiber prevents constipation and promotes regularity for a healthy digestive tract. Regular bowel movements are essential for the daily excretion of toxins by bile and feces.
Omega-3s to fight heart disease
Omega-3 can also lower LDL, total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, reduce atherosclerotic plaque, improve endothelial function and slightly lower blood pressure.
The richest sources of omega-3 from plant sources are chia seeds, linseed, linseed oil, hemp seeds, hemp seed oil and nuts.
Increasing popularity of superfoods
The demand for super ingredients has increased dramatically in recent years with product launches as consumers are more likely to use natural, wholesome ingredients. These products have a higher nutritional value because they are a rich source of polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The market is driven by consumer preference for functional and health products from nature. Chia seeds are readily available in supermarkets because they are in high demand around the world. They contain the right amount of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, and are thought to increase energy, stabilize blood sugar, and aid digestion.
Accessibility to supermarkets can be a critical factor in the sale of superfoods, including the availability of chia seeds, compared to traditional supermarkets and convenience stores. In Europe, Chia has not only found its place in health food stores and specialty stores but also supermarkets such as Tesco (United Kingdom), El Corte Inglés (Spain) and Albert Heijn (Netherlands). It is also sold as a dietary supplement in pharmacy. This reflects the growing interest of the primary public for healthy foods and superfoods.
The American Heart Association recommends the consumption of fish and the inclusion of foods and oils rich in omega-3 (such as soy, rapeseed, nuts and flaxseed) in the daily diet in order to prevent heart disease. However, over time, vegetable sources of omega-3 AEB, such as chia seeds, are gaining popularity, because of their ease in integrating practical and functional foods and their neutral taste. All of these factors should contribute to the growth of the market.
Europe was the largest regional market in 2018. Germany had the largest share in the European market due to high product consumption. However, the use of chia seeds has been limited by the regulation of excellent foods of the European Union in industrial applications, which can hinder the growth of the market. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to record the fastest growth rate between 2019 and 2025 due to increased product consumption in countries such as India, China and Japan. In addition, the increase in the number of lifestyle-related illnesses, such as diabetes, blood pressure and asthma, has led to an increased demand for healthy snacks, which in turn will boost the regional market.