Global Fermented Ingredients Market By Type (Amino Acids, Organic Acids, Biogas, Polymers, Vitamins, Industrial Enzymes), By Application (Food & Beverages, Feed, Pharmaceuticals, Paper), Form (Dry, And Liquid), By Process (Batch Fermentation, Continuous Fermentation, Aerobic And Anaerobic Fermentation) And By Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2023 – 2028)

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 3499
Pages: 175

Fermented Ingredients Market Size, Growth (2023-2028)

The Global Fermented Ingredients Market Size was worth US$ 23.1 billion in 2022, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 35.6 billion by the end of 2028, rising at an annual compound rate of about 9.0% between 2023 and 2028. The growth of the fermentation ingredient market is driven by increased demand from a variety of application industries, such as the pharmaceutical, food and feed industries.

Fermented Ingredients Market

Market Overview:

Fermented Ingredients add flavor or change the shape of the food. They are used to help keep food healthy longer. These ingredients can change the quality and acceptability of the product. As a result, food quality improves, becomes easy to digest, has high nutritional value, and tastes good. Fermentation ingredients are used in industries like food and beverage and pharmaceuticals. Other components are used to ferment food ingredients, such as water, salt, and sweeteners. Distilled water is the best during the fermentation process. The combination of salt and water, called brine, is widely used for fermentation. Fermentation is a biological process based on cellular enzymes and sterility, rather than inanimate catalysts that cause chemical reactions in mainly used substances. Fermentation is a natural metabolic process that regulates yeast, bacteria, and fungi to fertilize food and produce the products you need. It is the means by which bacteria convert carbohydrates into acids or alcohols. For example, yeast ferments to convert sugar into alcohol for energy. Beer, yogurt, wine, and other food products are produced through fermentation processes. The food fermentation process requires fermentation ingredients.

Recent Developments in Fermented Ingredients Industry:

  • In 2016 Green Plains acquired Fleischmann's Vinegar Company, a leading vinegar producer.
  • In 2016, PepsiCo acquired KeVita, a probiotic beverage maker, and launched the Tropicana Essentials line of Probiotics.
  • August 2017: Ajinomoto Co. Inc. has signed a subcontracting agreement with Meihua Holdings Group in China to produce amino acids for feed.
  • March 2018: Novozymes signed a cooperation agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to develop the market and sell a portfolio of probiotic products.




Market Size Available

2022 – 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2028



Segments Covered

By Type, Application, Form, Process 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

Lallemand Inc, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Angel Yeast Co. Ltd, Ajinomoto Corporation Inc, Koninklijke DSM N.V, Chr. Hansen A/S, Dohler Group, Lonza and Others.

Fermented Ingredients Market Growth:

The demand for Fermented Ingredients is growing at a significant rate as they are widely used in many applications, from tissue engineering to tissue stress.


The rise in consumer awareness about the benefits related to the consumption of fermented ingredients and the growth of fermented foods and beverages has fueled the growth of the global fermented ingredient market in recent years. Digestion problems, increased prevalence of obesity, and increased consumer awareness of health are some of the critical factors in the growth of the market. The Fermented Ingredients are acidic in nature, making them suitable for digestion problems. These ingredients are applied to food preservation, which is why many manufacturers use them to extend the shelf life of the product. This has a positive impact on the growth of the market. The global growth of alcohol consumption is one of the main factors for the growth of the industry. The most popular alcoholic beverage is beer, which is made by fermenting various products such as rice and wheat, so increasing beer consumption will eventually promote market growth.

Furthermore, the demand for products is increasing due to the environmental awareness of the products, ecological production systems and various health benefits. Growth in the biopharmaceutical industry is anticipated to lead the market during the outlook period. The biopharmaceutical industry is experiencing significant growth due to its high efficiency and is considered the most sophisticated and elegant performance innovation in modern science. The increase in the obese population, the increase in overweight people and the increase in digestive diseases are the main factors driving the growth of the world market for Fermented Ingredients. In addition, there is another factor driving growth in target markets and increasing users' awareness of Fermented Ingredients for the quality and consumption of healthy foods as demand for fermentation derivatives increases, especially in many industries, including the pharmaceutical industry. Furthermore, the growing demand for food preservation and the increasing dietary need for antibiotics in the population along with changes in dietary patterns are key factors that are foreseen to drive the growth of the global market for Fermented Ingredients.


The high use of biodegradable plastics produced by the fermentation of sugar also affects the growth of the market. Inconsistent availability of raw materials is a significant deterrent that can hinder long-term market growth. The high costs associated with acquiring raw materials are another critical reason to slow down market growth. However, growing demand in emerging countries like Africa, India and China will outweigh the impact of deterrents and lead the market in a positive direction. In addition to the rapid development of synthetic alcohol production, government regulations are presumed to hamper the growth of the global fermentation ingredient market.

Fermented Ingredients Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Type:

  • Amino Acids          
  • Organic Acids        
  • Biogas      
  • Polymers
  • Vitamins  
  • Industrial Enzymes

By Application:

  • Food & Beverages              
  • Feed
  • Pharmaceuticals  
  • Paper      

By Form:

  • Dry Form 
  • Liquid Form 

By Process:

  • Batch Fermentation           
  • Continuous Fermentation
  • Aerobic Fermentation       
  • Anaerobic Fermentation  

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:

Depending on the region, the market is distributed in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America. The Asia Pacific is a leading market for fermented ingredients, and China is believed to have experienced the highest growth rate. The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a higher growth rate during the projection period due to increased demand for high-quality fermented foods and beverages, and the need for high-quality fermented ingredients in the region has increased. The presence of various end industries and the increased consumption of fermentation ingredients by these multiple industries are supporting the growth of markets in the Asia Pacific region.

The growth of the North American fermentation ingredient market is primarily driven by the high growth of the fermented beverage and pharmaceuticals market in the United States. In North America, environmental concerns are increasing, and environmentally sound production systems and the health benefits of fermentation play a key role in market growth. In the food and beverage industry, the convenient and advanced production process of bioactive biomolecules, which have a variety of industrial applications, is driving market growth in Europe. The other promising areas for the development of the global fermentation ingredients business are the Middle East and Africa and Latin America.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Global Fermented Ingredients Market are

  • Lallemand Inc                           
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company                       
  • Angel Yeast Co. Ltd.                               
  • Ajinomoto Corporation Inc.                
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.                            
  • Chr. Hansen A/S                      
  • Dohler Group                           
  • Lonza      





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Frequently Asked Questions

What can be the size of the global Fermented Ingredients market by 2028?

By 2028, it is predicted that the global Fermented Ingredients market can reach a valuation of US$ 35.6 billion.

What can be the compound annual growth rate of the global Fermented Ingredients market?

The global Fermented Ingredients market can expand with a CAGR of 9.0% during the forecast period.

Mention the major key players in the global Fermented Ingredients market?

Lallemand Inc, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Angel Yeast Co. Ltd, Ajinomoto Corporation Inc, Koninklijke DSM N.V, Chr. Hansen A/S and Others.

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