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Chia Seeds Market By Application (Food, Beverages & Dairy, Animal Feed, Cosmetics & Skin Care, Pet Food) – Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2028

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Market Overview of Chia Seeds

The Chia Seeds market was valued at US$ 884.48 Million in 2022 in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 28.0% during the forecast period (2024 to 2028).

Chia seeds are part of the mint family, Salvia hispanica, indigenous to central and southern Mexico as well as Guatemala. They naturally come in both black and white colors. These seeds are often dubbed “superfoods” because they boast a higher nutrient content relative to many other foods. A serving of two tablespoons holds approximately 140 calories and provides a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber. Impressively, chia seeds contain all nine essential amino acids. One doesn’t have to grind them to access their nutritional benefits; consuming them whole achieves the same result.

Their increasing popularity is attributed to their gluten-free attributes and their impressive nutritional and health benefits, making them a preferred food supplement. However, the market faces challenges due to price fluctuations. On the bright side, the expanding uses of chia seeds and growing awareness of their health advantages in both the Asia Pacific and European regions represent a vast untapped market opportunity.

Given the numerous health advantages of chia seeds, they’ve become a staple in the food and beverage sectors. Their demand within these sectors is forecast to stay robust for the forthcoming six years. In 2021, these two sectors combined will constitute over half of the total market share. Within these sectors, chia seeds are being marketed as an addition to products like baked goods, cereals, drinks, peanut butter, and as a standalone superfood. Moreover, chia seeds find applications in other industries, including animal feed, cosmetics, and pet foods.

Globally, South America dominates chia seed production, accounting for over 75%. North America stands as the primary consumer, with Asia Pacific trailing behind. The growing consumer interest in superfoods, however, will drive the most rapid growth in Asia and the Pacific. On a country-specific scale, the U.S. and Australia lead in chia seed demand. There’s also a rising trend of chia seed consumption in Europe and the Middle East, largely driven by their health benefits.

Trends in the Chia Seed Market

  • Demand for Gluten-Free Products Fueling market expansion The surge in demand for age-old nutritious grains and multi-grain products, such as functional foods, propels the chia seed market. Given their gluten-free nature and elevated protein content, chia seeds are poised to see robust demand, especially among individuals with gluten intolerance, such as celiac disease, and those opting for gluten-free diets due to personal preferences.
  • Chia Seeds in Personal Care and Culinary Uses Chia seeds are finding increased application in the personal care industry, attributed to benefits like skin rejuvenation and improved complexion. Their incorporation as a thickening agent in cake mixes and smoothies further boosts the chia seed sector.
  • Dietary supplements and natural food ingredients spark interest. The growing demand for chia seeds in products like dietary supplements, protein bars, and as natural ingredients in the food and beverage sector, coupled with the rising preference for organic, gluten-free, and vegan diets, especially among professional athletes, are notable factors advancing the market. Additionally, the inclination towards non-GMO chia seeds offers significant opportunities for raw material suppliers and distributors, positively impacting the global compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the chia seed market in recent times.
  • Health Benefits and Growing Awareness, Augmenting Demand The heightened awareness surrounding the health benefits of chia seeds is expected to further drive market growth. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, chia seeds offer potential benefits such as enhanced metabolism, prevention of premature skin aging, reduced risks of diabetes and cardiovascular ailments, and bolstered bone and muscle health. Their growing popularity among health enthusiasts and increasing usage as a key functional food ingredient will likely contribute to the expansion of the chia seed market.

The study titled “Global Chia Seeds Market: Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast, 2022–2028” presents a comprehensive overview of the worldwide chia seeds market, providing market size and forecasts for the period from 2019 to 2028. This research delves deeply into various market segments based on application and conducts a thorough study across diverse geographies. It offers a side-by-side analysis of different segments for both 2019 and 2028. Market dynamics, including drivers, constraints, and opportunities, are meticulously detailed in the report.

To assist in strategic decision-making, the report features profiles of dominant chia seed producers, highlighting their product ranges and significant advancements.

Notable players covered in this report include

  • Navitas Organics (US),
  • Spectrum Organics Products LLC (US),
  • Garden of Life (US),
  • Mamma Chia LLC (US),
  • Mother India Organics and Naturals Pvt. Ltd. (India),
  • Benexia Europa S.A. (Belgium),
  • The Chia Co. (US),
  • Chia Bia Slovakia s.r.o. (Slovakia),
  • Naturkost Übelhoer GmbH & Co. (Germany) ,
  • ChiaCorp (US),
  • Bob’s Red Mill (US),
  • Glanbia plc (Ireland),
  • Organic India (India),
  • Agropecuaria Chia Corp. Bolivia SA. (Bolivia),
  • Bagrrys India Limited (India),
  • Sakata Seed Corporation (Japan)

Latest Developments in the Chia Seed Market

  • In January 2018, Benexia introduced a new line of chia-infused packaged foods and omega-3 soft gel supplements. The products will be marketed under the “Sow” brand. This strategic move aims to bolster the company’s presence in the plant-based nutrition segment.
  • KRBL Limited, a leading Indian firm, unveiled its two innovative products, ‘Flax Seed’ and ‘Chia Seed’, in March 2018 for global consumers. This product introduction signifies the company’s forward integration efforts.
  • Mamma Chia expanded into the plant-based milk substitute sector in February by unveiling its Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk. This non-dairy beverage boasts 800mg of omega-3 fatty acids, zero sugar, and more calcium than traditional milk. The chia milk is available in two flavors: unsweetened original and unsweetened vanilla, with each serving containing 60–70 calories.
  • Benexia, in October 2021, initiated the launch of encapsulated oil, leveraging the value proposition of chia seeds. The Chilean entity, Benexia, transitioned from merely selling the seeds to providing chia-based ingredients. Operating out of Santiago, Benexia has long been involved in marketing and processing chia sourced from Bolivia and other regions. Their recent innovation is the Benexia ALA Powder, a water-soluble ingredient encapsulated and containing 25% alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
  • Benexia, in June 2021, capitalized on its unique chia ingredients to broaden its Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brand, “Seeds of Wellness,” thereby enriching their product assortment.
  • The Chia Co., in 2021, added three novel flavors to its Chia Pods range: dark cacao, strawberry, and coffee bean. Furthermore, they introduced four additional varieties to the Oats and Chia line: Apple Spice, Mixed Berry, Blueberry Lemon, and Banana Mango.
  • Mamma Chia declared in April 2022 that its Chia Energy Beverages and Chia Vitality Beverages would cater to the keto diet, containing a mere 6 g of net carbs per serving.

The report provides a comprehensive analysis that includes:

  • Analysis of current and predicted trends to identify promising areas in the chia seed sector
  • Insights into market drivers, challenges, and their influence on growth
  • A detailed assessment of the competitive landscape
  • Comprehensive data on market size for the previous two years
  • Detailed Segment, Region, and Country (SRC) Analysis

The study gives an overarching perspective of the global chia seed market, projecting market sizes from 2022 to 2028 while considering the factors listed above.

The global chia seed market can be segmented based on applications into:

  • Food
  • Beverages and Dairy
  • Animal Feed
  • Cosmetics and skin care
  • Pet Food

Chia seeds can be consumed in various ways, such as directly in forms like ground seed, whole seeds, bran, and oil, or they can be integrated into commercial food items. Presently, the food sector has the highest demand for chia seeds, holding 40% of the 2020 market share. This dominance is forecast to continue from 2022 to 2028, with this segment anticipated to experience the fastest growth. This market expansion is primarily attributed to the increasing awareness of the health benefits of chia seeds.

Being abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, minerals, and fiber, chia seeds play a crucial role in cosmetics and skincare products. When used topically, they help reduce skin redness, ensure moisture retention, and counteract wrinkle formation. Additionally, they aid in enhancing hair health.

In the realm of animal feed, chia seeds are employed to fortify poultry, milk, eggs, and pork with omega-3 fatty acids. They are also incorporated into pet food to enrich its nutritional content.

On the basis of geography, the global chia seed market is segmented into the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

North America, closely followed by Europe, is expected to experience substantial growth in the global chia seed market. This is primarily due to the rising recognition of chia seeds as a superfood and an essential ingredient for health supplements in these regions. Nevertheless, the Asia-Pacific region is forecast to have the fastest growth between 2022 and 2028. The significant growth in this region can be credited to its vast consumer base and the growing awareness of the health advantages linked to chia seeds. Furthermore, the introduction of new products in the food and beverage sector that incorporate chia seeds is propelling the market’s growth.

Due to their nutritional and health benefits, chia seed demand is increasing in Europe and the Middle East. These seeds are commonly incorporated into food supplements and bakery products. The European chia seed market is anticipated to see steady growth during the forecasted period. Traditionally, chia seeds are a staple in Latin America, contributing to over 75% of the global supply. Major producers of chia seeds include countries such as Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia.

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 ReportDescription
1.2 Research scope
1.3 Market Segmentation
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Phase I – Secondary Research
1.4.2 Phase II – Primary Research
1.4.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4.4 Approach Adopted

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Chia Seeds Market

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.4 Sales and Distribution Channels
3.5 Market Drivers
3.6 Market Growth Inhibitors
3.7 Market Opportunities
3.8 Attractive Investment Proposition, By Application Type
3.9 Competitive Analysis
3.9.1 Market Positioning of Key Players

Chapter 4 Global Chia Seeds Market Analysis, By Application
4.1 Overview
4.2 Food
4.3 Beverages & Dairy
4.4 Animal Feed
4.5 Cosmetics & Skin Care
4.6 Pet Food

Chapter 5 Global Chia Seeds Market Analysis, By Geography
5.1 North America
5.1.1 North America Chia Seeds Market, Revenue and Volume, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn) (Kilo Tons)
5.2 North America Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Application Type, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.2.1 SRC Analysis
5.3 North America Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.3.1 U.S.
5.3.2 Rest of North America
5.4 Europe
5.4.1 Europe Chia Seeds Market, Revenue and Volume, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn) (Kilo Tons)
5.5 Europe Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Application Type, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.5.1 SRC Analysis
5.6 Europe Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.6.1 EU7
5.6.2 CIS
5.6.3 Rest of Europe
5.7 Asia Pacific
5.7.1 Asia Pacific Chia Seeds Market, Revenue and Volume, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn) (Kilo Tons)
5.8 Asia Pacific Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Application Type, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.8.1 SRC Analysis
5.9 Asia Pacific Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.9.1 India
5.9.2 China
5.9.3 Australia
5.9.4 Rest of Asia Pacific
5.10 Latin America (LATAM)
5.10.1 Latin America (LATAM) Chia Seeds Market, Revenue and Volume, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn) (Kilo Tons)
5.11 Latin America (LATAM) Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Application Type, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.11.1 SRC Analysis
5.12 Latin America (LATAM) Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.12.1 Brazil
5.12.2 Mexico
5.12.3 Rest of Latin America
5.13 Middle East and Africa
5.13.1 Middle East and Africa Chia Seeds Market, Revenue and Volume, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn) (Kilo Tons)
5.14 Middle East and Africa Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Application Type, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.14.1 SRC Analysis
5.15 Middle East and Africa Chia Seeds Market Revenue & Volume Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)(Kilo Tons)
5.15.1 Saudi Arabia
5.15.2 North Africa
5.15.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

Chapter 6 Company Profiles
6.1 Benexia
6.2 Chiatrition Chia Seeds
6.3 Glanbia Nutritionals
6.4 Naturkost Übelhör
6.5 Naturya
6.6 Original Chia
6.7 TruRoots organic chia seeds
6.8 Spectrum Essentials Chia Seeds
6.9 Other Notable Players

List Of Table :

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Chia Seeds Market
TABLE 2 North America Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 3 North America Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 4 U.S. Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 5 U.S Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 Rest of North America Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 7 Rest of North America Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 Europe Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 9 Europe Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 EU7 Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 11 EU7 Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 CIS Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 13 CIS Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 Rest of Europe Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 15 Rest of Europe Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 Asia Pacific Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 17 Asia Pacific Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 India Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 19 India Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 20 China Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 21 China Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)

TABLE 22 Australia Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 23 Australia Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 24 Rest of Asia Pacific Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 25 Rest of Asia Pacific Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 26 Latin America Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 27 Latin America Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 28 Brazil Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 29 Brazil Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 30 Mexico Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 31 Mexico Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 32 Rest of Latin America Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 33 Rest of Latin America Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 34 Middle East and Africa Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 35 Middle East and Africa Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 36 Saudi Arabia Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 37 Saudi Arabia Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 38 North Africa Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 39 North Africa Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 40 Rest of Middle East & Africa Chia Seeds Market Volume, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 41 Rest of Middle East & Africa Chia Seeds Market Revenue, By Application, 2018 – 2028 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 42 Benexia: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 43 Chiatrition Chia Seeds: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 44 Glanbia Nutritionals: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 45 Naturkost Übelhör: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 46 Naturya: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 47 Original Chia: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 48 TruRoots organic chia seeds: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 49 Spectrum Essentials Chia Seeds: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)

List Of Figure :

FIG. 1 Global Chia Seeds : Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global Chia Seeds Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 3 Market Positioning of Key Chia Seeds Companies, 2015
FIG. 4 Global Chia Seeds Market Revenue and Volume, By Application, 2015 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.5 Global Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue for Food Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.6 Global Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue for Beverages & Dairy Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.7 Global Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue for Animal Feed Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.8 Global Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue for Cosmetics & Skin Care Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.9 Global Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue for Pet Food Application, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.10 Global Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue, By Regions, 2015 & 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.11 North America Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.12 Europe Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.13 Asia Pacific Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.14 Latin America (LATAM) Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG.15 Middle East and Africa Chia Seeds Market Volume and Revenue, 2018 – 2028 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

 

Frequently ASked Questions

What is the size of Chia Seeds Market?

The market for Chia Seeds Market is expected to reach US$ 884.48 Million in 2022.

What is the Chia Seeds Market CAGR?

The Chia Seeds Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 28%.

What is the Forecast period considered for Chia Seeds Market?

The report is forecasted from 2024-2028.

What is the base year considered forChia Seeds Market?

The base year of this report is 2021.

Who are the major players in this market?

Benexia,Chiatrition Chia Seeds,Glanbia Nutritionals,Naturkost Übelhör,Naturya are some of the major players in the global market.

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