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Global Beta-Glucan Market by Source (Cereal, Mushroom, Yeast, Seaweed), Application (Food & Beverages, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed), Category (Soluble, Insoluble), and by Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2021 – 2026)

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 2300
Pages: 174

Beta-Glucan Market Growth and Forecast (2021-2026):

The global Beta-Glucan Market size was worth USD 410.6 billion in 2021, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of USD 727.2 billion by the end of 2026, rising at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. The beta-glucan market strengthens during the forecast period as beta glucan's utility increases in many applications.

Market Overview:

Beta-glucan belongs to the family of β-D-glucose polysaccharides that form the basic structure of grains such as oats and barley, as well as the cell walls of bacteria and fungi. The β-glucan forms its polymeric structure through one to three β glycosidic bonds that link its monomers. Beta-glucan plays an active role in the control of high cholesterol levels and affects the treatment of the immune system when it is affected by cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, etc. A beta-glucan is a kind of dietary fiber that optimizes cholesterol levels that promote heart health. It is provided as a supplement. Some of the common causes are oats, wheat, bran, and barley. Beta-glucan is a kind of polysaccharide that can be found in natural sources like oats, barley, mushrooms, and yeast. The physicochemical properties of beta-glucan vary according to the nature of the primary structure, including the type of bond, the degree of branching, and the molecular weight. Beta-glucan can help strengthen your immune system and prevent colds and coughs.

Recent Developments in Beta-Glucan Industry:

  • In 2016, Associated British Foods PLC (APCM) confirmed plans to acquire full ownership of Illovo Sugar Limited ("Illovo") and received necessary approvals from shareholders in South Africa.
  • In September 2017, Kemin Industries entered into a partnership agreement with Valensa International to supply and market BetaVia ingredients, specifically immune-support beta-glucan derived from algae exclusively in the US food supplement and functional food and beverage markets.
  • In March 2019, the Lantmännen agricultural cooperative completed the acquisition of Tate and Kyle. This acquisition provides access to an oat plant with a capacity of 55,000 tons, which balances the existing production capacity of heat-treated oats.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Source, Category, Application and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Biotec Pharmacon ASA, Ceapro Inc, DSM NV, AIT Ingredients, Super Beta Glucan Inc, Tate & Lyle Plc and Others.

Beta-Glucan Market Growth:

Beta-glucan market growth has increased by providing a variety of functions, such as improving immune health and functional components of dietary foods.


The global market for beta-glucan has become diverse in recent years. The demand for food, beverages and medicines is increasing, which is positively boosting demand for beta-glucan due to its health promotion and prebiotic properties. The need for multifunctional beta-glucan is likely to rise in the future as awareness and interest in health and wellness increase. The increase in products used as immune boosters in the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industry is expected to drive growth. Changes in consumer preferences for the use of nutritious food supplements instead of synthetic ingredients will drive growth. The sector is likely to grow as manufacturers' awareness of how to use, harvest, process and extract multiple sources increases. Some manufacturers use innovative, patented technologies to increase market share and increase overall sales. The United States is a developed country that invests heavily in research and development for the innovation of medicines, feed, and innovative formulations that use organic compounds.

The most excellent use of mushrooms is seen in the manufacture of drugs used to treat cancer, which is supposed to drive growth for eight years. Factors such as increased awareness of sustainable product sourcing and the use of organic alternatives to pharmaceuticals are expected to stimulate production. The β-glucan from oat, barley, wheat and rye cereals causes a variety of physiological effects that have a positive impact on the health of consumers. The highest β-d-glucan content was observed in the barley and oat grains. Oats contain a form of water-soluble fiber called oat β-glucan, which is mainly concentrated in the outer layer of the grain.

This fiber is used in a variety of cosmetic applications, as well as hypoglycemic and cholesterol-lowering properties, and is also used to lower blood sugar. The industry is moderately affected by the presence of alternative substances, such as guar gum and other natural compounds used as immunomodulators. The extraction techniques used in the beta-glucan extraction process range from amniotic membrane extraction, wet and dry fractionation processes, to chemical extraction processes using acids and bases. The extraction performance of the product depends on the type of extraction process used.


Factors such as the increase in the number of advertisements and the marketing of substitutes are presumed to hamper industrial growth. The main limiting factor in the market is that the regulatory standards that regulate beta-glucan do not coincide. Health claims vary by country, making it challenging to use beta-glucan in pharmaceuticals and food and beverages. Another limiting aspect of the global beta-glucan industry is the high price related to the extraction.

Beta-Glucan Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Source:

  • Cereal
  • Mushroom   
  • Yeast 
  • Seaweed  

By Category:

  • Soluble
  • Insoluble 

By Application:

  • Food & Beverages   
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals     
  • Animal Feed 

Geographical Segmentation Analysis:

  • North America - the United States and Canada
  • Europe - United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France
  • The Asia Pacific - India, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia
  • Latin America  - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of LATAM
  • The Middle East and Africa - Africa and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus)

Regional Analysis:

North America is assumed to be a major consumer of products for use in cosmetic applications, functional foods, ready-to-drink beverages, and other pharmaceutical industries. The market has experienced stable growth in the North American and European markets, and Europe has the largest market share. There are several major players in Europe, and high disposable incomes and changes in consumer preferences for dietary supplement consumption will drive product growth in the next eight years. Many companies are focusing on using innovative technologies to manufacture products designed specifically for the end-use industry, which will drive growth.

The Asia Pacific region is foreseen to be a vital industry for beta-glucan due to its sizeable consumer industry base. China is expected to become an economy with one of its main stakes in the consumption and production of products for eight years. The Asia Pacific region is determined to expand significantly during the outlook period. Trends driving market growth include multiplayer expansion and product improvement strategies. The food industry continues to see innovation in the healthy food category to meet the growing demand for natural additives. There is also a high-end functional food market offering various β-glucan based products. Sweden and Norway are other major countries with a high investment in specialty food ingredients from major manufacturers around the world due to the ideal climate for growing oats.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Global Beta-Glucan market are

  • Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Biotec Pharmacon ASA
  • Ceapro Inc
  • DSM NV
  • AIT Ingredients
  • Super Beta Glucan Inc
  • Tate & Lyle Plc


1. Introduction                          

          1.1 Market Definition                 

          1.2 Scope of the report              

          1.3 Study Assumptions              

          1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods              

2. Research Methodology                     

          2.1 Analysis Design         

          2.2 Research Phases                  

                   2.2.1 Secondary Research 

                   2.2.2 Primary Research     

                   2.2.3 Data Modelling        

                   2.2.4 Expert Validation     

          2.3 Study Timeline           

3. Report Overview                    

          3.1 Executive Summary              

          3.2 Key Inferencees         

4. Market Dynamics                   

          4.1 Impact Analysis         

                   4.1.1 Drivers

                   4.1.2 Restaints      

                   4.1.3 Opportunities

          4.2 Regulatory Environment                 

          4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                      

          5.1 Key Player Benchmarking               

                   5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                   5.1.2 Products/Service     

                   5.1.3 Regional Presence   

          5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape              

          5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                

6. Market Segmentation                       

          6.1 Beta-Glucan Market, By Source                 

                   6.1.1 Cereal 

                   6.1.2 Mushroom    

                   6.1.3 Yeast  

                   6.1.4 Seaweed       

                   6.1.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)      

                   6.1.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis        

                   6.1.7 Market Attractiveness Index        

          6.2 Beta-Glucan Market, By Category              

                   6.2.1 Soluble

                   6.2.2 Insoluble      

                   6.2.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)      

                   6.2.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis        

                   6.2.5 Market Attractiveness Index        

          6.3 Beta-Glucan Market, By Application          

                   6.3.1 Food & Beverages    

                   6.3.2 Personal Care

                   6.3.3 Pharmaceuticals      

                   6.3.4 Animal Feed  

                   6.3.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)      

                   6.3.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis        

                   6.3.7 Market Attractiveness Index        

7. Geographical Landscape                  

          7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region               

          7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021-2026)           

                   7.2.1 By Country    



                   7.2.2 By Source      

                   7.2.3 By Category  

                   7.2.4 By Application

          7.3 Europe            

                   7.3.1 By Country    






                    Rest of Europe

                   7.3.2 By Source      

                   7.3.3 By Category  

                   7.3.4 By Application

          7.4 Asia Pacific                

                   7.4.1 By Country    




                    South Korea

                    South East Asia

                    Australia & NZ

                    Rest of Asia-Pacific

                   7.4.2 By Source      

                   7.4.3 By Category  

                   7.4.4 By Application

          7.5 Latin America            

                   7.5.1 By Country    




                    Rest of Latin America

                   7.5.2 By Source      

                   7.5.3 By Category  

                   7.5.4 By Application

          7.6 Middle East and Africa          

                   7.6.1 By Country    

                    Middle East


                   7.6.2 By Source      

                   7.6.3 By Category  

                   7.6.4 By Application

8. Key Player Analysis                          

          8.1 Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc         

                   8.1.1 Business Description

                   8.1.2 Products/Service     

                   8.1.3 Financials     

                   8.1.4 SWOT Analysis        

                   8.1.5 Recent Developments        

                   8.1.6 Analyst Overview    

          8.2 Biotec Pharmacon ASA          

          8.3 Ceapro Inc                 

          8.4 DSM NV           

          8.5 AIT Ingredients          

          8.6 Super Beta Glucan Inc           

          8.7 Tate & Lyle Plc           

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                   


          List of Tables         

          List of Figures                 

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of By Source, Application, Category and along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market



  1. Global Beta-Glucan Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Beta-Glucan Market By Source, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Cereal Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Mushroom Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Yeast Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Seaweed Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Beta-Glucan Market By Category, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Soluble Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Insoluble Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Beta-Glucan Market By Application, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Food & Beverages Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Personal Care Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Pharmaceuticals Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Animal Feed Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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