The Europe Gluten Free Prepared Food Market was valued at US$ XX billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow at US$ XX billion by 2028 with an increasing CAGR of XX% during 2023-2028.
Gluten is a type of protein found in barley, wheat, rye, and derivatives or hybrid forms of these grains. It's also used as a binder in baked goods to keep them from crumbling. Gluten-containing foods are a leading source of food intolerance in celiac disease patients, an autoimmune and hereditary condition. In certain circumstances, gluten-rich foods cause damage to the small intestine, which can be fatal. For these customers, the only option is to stick to a gluten-free diet. Those with wheat allergies and autistic problems are another group of people who choose gluten-free diets. Some consumers eat prepared gluten-free items as part of their health and fitness routine, in addition to medical reasons. These are commonly employed in the food and beverage industry to make pasta, bread, chocolate, and croissants, among other things. This gluten-free product aids in the management of medical diseases such as celiac disease and digestive issues.
By decreasing the fat content in bakery preparations such as cakes and strudels, the adoption of a gluten-free alternative to bakery preparations improves blood cholesterol and lipid profiles, speeds up metabolism, promotes healthy digestion, and increases Europe gluten-free prepared food market growth. Because of the quick rise in demand as a result of rising prices due to a lack of widespread understanding about health maintenance, gluten-free prepared goods should be accepted globally. The Europe gluten-free prepared food business is being driven by rising consumer concerns about food allergies and intolerance. Manufacturers of prepared foods are investing in items that cater to specific nutritional needs. Consumer preferences have evolved away from traditional products and toward gluten-free baked goods, confectionary, and dairy. Demand for gluten-free foods is increasing among non-celiac customers, which is fueling Europe gluten-free prepared food market expansion.
The availability of items in nearly every grocery shop is expected to impact market growth substantially. In both developed and emerging countries, the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease is expected to raise the demand for gluten-free meals. Gluten sensitivity is common in people with the syndrome, and ingesting gluten exacerbates the symptoms. In addition, gluten digestion destroys the small intestine in celiac disease, an autoimmune illness. The expansion of these diseases is expected to fuel demand for the items in Europe, such as Germany and France. Demand for gluten-free products is predicted to rise in developed and developing countries as IBS and celiac disease rise.
Gluten sensitivity affects people with IBS syndrome, and consuming gluten-containing foods aggravates the condition. Product improvements to improve the taste of gluten-free prepared foods are among the latest technological breakthroughs. Furthermore, technological advancements in the production process are lowering product prices. To boost product resilience and reduce cooking loss, the new manufacturing process comprises extrusion cooking and annealing. The availability of gluten-free foods through a variety of distribution channels, including supermarkets, hypermarkets, and health food stores, is expected to fuel the global gluten-free prepared food market's expansion. Gluten-free food makers are introducing new products that increase the taste and nutritional value of gluten-free foods. The availability of these varied items is projected to boost the industry's growth.
The cost of gluten-free prepared food is a significant barrier to adoption among non-users, which is seen to be impeding the expansion of Europe gluten free prepared food market. The notion of gluten-free prepared food is very new in the world, and its availability is limited due to a lack of existing enterprises. Another difficulty is that in underdeveloped nations, customer understanding of logistics issues connected to material storage is severely lacking. Gluten-free products are more expensive than gluten-containing items because of the increased manufacturing costs as well as the requirements for additional ingredients such xanthan gum, guar gum, chicory, inulin, and others. That is, the additional preparation processes required to manufacture a comparable gluten-free product raise the cost of making one. As a result, gluten-free products are expensive for consumers, limiting market expansion.
Based on product type, bakery products is anticipated to dominate the Europe gluten free prepared food market during 2022-2027. The tremendous increase in demand for gluten-free bakery products is a primary driver of market expansion. The rise in the number of celiac patients is one of the main reasons for the increased demand for gluten-free bakery products. Initially, gluten-free bread items were solely consumed by people who had allergies or intolerances to gluten. However, because to the growing number of health-conscious consumers, a higher percentage of the population increasingly prefers gluten-free bakery items. Furthermore, while purchasing bakery products, buyers look for products that are not only free of dangerous substances, but also contain some beneficial nutrients.
Based on distribution channel, the online stores segment is anticipated to hold the largest Europe Gluten Free Prepared Food Market share due to the rising number of concerns among the population. Changing demographics, and availability of every items in the online stores are also contributing to the sale of gluten free prepared food via distribution channel.
On the other hand, supermarkets/hypermarkets segment is anticipated to have the significant Europe gluten free prepared food market share since gluten-free food makers are introducing new products that increase the taste and nutritional value of gluten-free foods. Therefore, the availability of these varied items in the supermarkets further rises the growth of the Europe gluten free prepared food market in the next six years.
The Europe Gluten Free Prepared Food Market Report includes the segmentation of countries:
The United Kingdom is one of Europe's fastest-growing markets for gluten-free foods and beverages. Consumers with medical issues that necessitate a gluten-free diet, as well as those who desire a better lifestyle, are driving the expansion of the gluten-free food and beverage market in the United Kingdom. Because the market is expanding, consumers will begin to seek out additional options, such as a broader product variety, product differentiation, and healthy and natural ingredients, among other things. Organic items are in increasing demand in the region. Clean label items have become more popular as a result of stricter restrictions and customer awareness.
The gluten-free prepared food market is rapidly approaching pre-COVID levels, with a robust growth rate predicted over the forecast period, owing to the economic recovery in most emerging countries. Moreover, due to the second and third waves the market has experienced a major loss. Therefore, the goal of this study is to assess the impact of COVID on the future of the Gluten-free Prepared Food market.
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