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Starter Culture Market By Type (Lactic Starter Culture, Non-Lactic Starter Culture), By Organism Growth Temperature (Mesophilic Starter Culture, Thermophilic Starter Culture), By Types Of Starter Used (Single-Strain Starters, Multi-Strain Starters, Mixed-Strain Starters), By Applications (Alcoholic Products, Non-Alcoholic Products) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2024

Starter culture contain deliberately added microorganism, to initiate fermentation process. Starter culture present in liquid, dried, or in frozen form. These starter culture is key ingredient in fermentation industries where alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage (cereal based, fruit based drinks and kombucha), probiotic are manufactured. They also play an important role in dairy, baking and cheese manufacturing industries.

The report titled “Global Starter Culture Market- Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016–2024” offers strategic insights into the overall starter culture market along with the market size, volume and estimates for the duration 2016 to 2024. The research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on type of microorganism, type of starter use, type of organism growth temperature, type of applications and different geographical region. Geographically, the global starter culture market is studied for the following regional markets:  

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market size and forecast for these regional and country level markets are presented in this study for the period 2014-2024. Market growth rates for the forecast period 2016-2024 are also included in this report, considering 2015 as the base year.

Along with quantitative information, qualitative information sets and assessment tools are provided in this study for better analysis of the overall market scenario and future prospects. Information such as market inclination insights and drivers,challenges and opportunities assists the readers for understanding the ongoing trends in the global starter culturemarket. Tools such as market positioning of key players and attractive investment proposition provide the readers with insights on the competitive scenario of the global starter culture market. This report concludes with company profiles section that highlights major information about the key players engaged in global starter culture market. In-depth competitive environment analysis and historical years (2014) market size data are also provided in the report. Thus, the research study provides a holistic view of the global starter culture market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2016 to 2024, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

Starter Culture Market

Based on the type of starter used, the global starter culture market segmented as follows:

  • Single-strain starters
  • Multi-strain starters
  • Mixed-strain starters

Starter culture have great importance in food and beverage industries. In starter culture, food grade microorganisms are deliberately added to initiate and carry out desired fermentation under controlled conditions. Single strain starters are usually used as a single organism in the preparation of milk based beverages or non-alcoholic beverages and bread products. Single-strains are exclusively used in the preparation beer and other alcoholic beverages. In multi-strain starters, more than two strains in known proportion are used to initiate fermentation. These are most widely used in probiotics and cheese producing industries. For mix-strain starter more than two organisms which may have different characteristics like, acid production, flavor production, slime production are used in unknown proportion. In 2015, mixed-strain starters held the largest share in the global starter culture market due to its consistency and predictability are being used more in the milk industry and especially in the preparation of cheese. The only issue restraining the growth of single-strain starter culture is there will be sudden failure of starter due to bacteriophage attack which leads to heavy loss to the industry.

Starter Culture Market

The global starter culture market segmented on the basis of application as follows:

  • Alcoholic Products
  • Non-Alcoholic Products

A starter culture is a microbial culture which actually performs fermentation. Starter culture assists the beginning of the fermentation process in preparation of various foods and fermented drinks. Fermentation process is one of the most common cost-effective and popular method for food processing and preservation, which is essential to meet the rising demand for packaged food and beverage products. Various fungi, yeasts and bacteria are used for the fermentation process of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Cultures are widely used in the manufacturing of yoghurt, kefir, cheese, butter and other cultured milk products. In 2015, the non-alcoholic products held the largest market in the global starter culture market; the key market growth drivers are the change in the global dietary pattern which shifted towards the consumption of the fermented food; the consumers are enticed not only by the healthy benefits of the food but also the fermented drinks. In addition to this, increased use for dairy based products and baked products and rising demand of probiotics for the conferring the health benefits would further drive the non-alcoholic products market during the forecast period.

Starter Culture Market

For the purpose of this study, the global starter culture market is categorized into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Starter Culture Market

Starter cultures have great industrial significance, which plays important role in fermented food industries globally. Starter cultures comprise of microorganisms present either in activated or deactivated mode in liquid, dried, or frozen form. Starter cultures are useful for the metabolic activity and enhance physical and chemical properties of the product under fermentation processes. Europe was observed as the largest market for starter culture as the highest demand and manufacturing of alcoholic beverages in this region, increased use of probiotics and consumers ready to pay premium prices for beverages that offer health benefits acting as the key growth drivers in this region. North America accounted for the second largest market for starter culture. The market is driven by the substantial increase in the demand for alcoholic and fermented nutritional product in the region. Moreover, the tremendous technological advancement in the process of fermentation in North America also assists the market growth. In Asia Pacific market, due to its immense population and robust growth rate in this region, in the near future this region will continue to grow as a global trendsetter of starter culture market. The favorable market and geographical conditions favor the growth and activities of the starter culture, and further help investors to set large numbers of starter culture manufacturing units in these regions.


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Published Date:  Aug 2017
Category:  Biotechnology
Report ID:   58337
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