Thaumatin Market By Type (Food Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade, & Others), By Application (Flavouring agent, Sweetener, & Others), By End User Industry (Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical, Pharmaceutical, & Others), By Geography - Global Opportunity Analysis & Industry Forecast, 2022-2027

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Thaumatin Market Overview

The Thaumatin Market size is estimated to reach $248.3 million by 2027. Furthermore, it is poised to grow at a CAGR of 5.40% over the forecast period of 2022-2027. Thaumatin is a low-calorie natural sweetener obtained from the katemfe fruit that are native to West African rainforests. The fruit produces thaumatin when they are attacked by viroid pathogens and therefore, they fall under the category of pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins. Thaumatin, osmotin, and trypsin inhibitors are some of the common PR proteins found in plants. Thaumatin can crystallize rapidly when exposed to tartrate ions, making them ideal for conducting protein crystallization and protein folding studies. Defensive compounds such as thaumatin and triterpene saponins can be used in a wide range of food, beverage, and medical applications. The robust growth in the end-user industries such as food and beverage and pharmaceuticals during the COVID-19 pandemic are some of the key factors driving the demand for the thaumatin market during the forecast period 2022-2027.

Thaumatin Market Report Coverage

The report: Thaumatin Market Forecast (2022-2027)", by Industry ARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Thaumatin Market.

By Type: Food Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade, and Others.
By Application: Flavouring agent, Sweetener, and Others.
By End User Industry: Cosmetics, Food and Beverage, Nutraceutical, Pharmaceutical, and Others.
By Geography- North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom (U.K.), France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan India, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and Rest of Asia Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America), and Rest of the World (the Middle East, and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • Geographically, the North American segment held a dominant market share in the year 2021. This can be attributed to the rising popularity and adoption of natural food ingredients in the US and Canada. Additionally, the Asia Pacific segment is also expected to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period owing to the rising levels of health consciousness and disposable income in emerging economies such as India, China, and Vietnam.
  • The Rapid global rise in prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is anticipated to play a major role in driving the market for thaumatin during the forecast period. However, as the katemfe fruit is predominantly cultivated only in West Africa, the supply of the product is extremely limited. In addition, the disruption of supply chain networks owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions is further hampering growth opportunities.
  • A detailed analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats will be provided in the Thaumatin Market Report.

Thaumatin Market- Geography (%) for 2021.

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Thaumatin Segmentation Analysis- By Application

The Thaumatin market based on the application can be further segmented into Flavouring agent, Sweetener, and others. The flavoring agent segment accounted for the largest share in 2021 and is poised to continue dominating the market during the forecast period 2022-2027. The rapid growth of the segment can be attributed to the rise in consumption of confectionery products, snack foods, and various dairy and non-dairy beverage products. Thaumatin is added to such products as a natural flavoring agent owing to their low calorie and minimal side effects.

However, the sweetener segment is projected to witness robust growth at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. Thaumatin is nearly 2,000 times sweeter than sucrose. This means that even small quantities of protein are enough to provide the food or beverage product with high levels of sweetness.

Thaumatin Market Segmentation Analysis- By End User

The Thaumatin market based on end-users can be further segmented into Cosmetics, Food and Beverage, Nutraceutical, Pharmaceutical, and others. The food and beverage segment held a dominant market share in the year 2021. The high market share of the segment can be attributed to the growing use of thaumatin in food and beverage as a replacement for artificial sweeteners such as sucralose and saccharin. Moreover, consumption of thaumatin does not produce any side-effects for the consumer. This makes them the superior additive choice for food and beverage manufacturers.

The pharmaceutical segment estimated to witness significant growth, with a CAGR of 6.1% over the forecast period of 2022-2027. This is attributed to the rise in consumption of nutritional and dietary supplements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thaumatin is used as a natural additive in such supplements to suppress any bitterness and add a sweet taste to the product.

Thaumatin Market Segmentation Analysis- By Geography

The Thaumatin market based on Geography can be further segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the rest of the World. North America is estimated to have the largest share of the market with 37% in 2021 and is predicted to dominate the market during the forecast period 2022-2027. This can be attributed to the rising prevalence of obesity and diabetes among the population in the US and Canada. Thaumatin’s low calorie coupled with its low impact on blood sugar levels is increasing its use in several food and beverage products in North America.

The Asia Pacific segment is projected to grow the fastest at a CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2027 owing to the rising awareness levels and disposable income of consumers in emerging economies such as China and India. Besides, the growth in demand for organic and natural ingredients in food products is further contributing to the rising demand for thaumatin in the region.

Thaumatin Market Drivers

Rising prevalence of diabetes have readily aided the market growth.

The rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes is driving the market for thaumatin as unlike synthetic food additives and sweeteners, thaumatin does not have a severe impact on blood glucose levels. This makes them safe for consumption even if the consumer is diabetic. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 422 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide. Moreover, at least 1.5 million deaths occur annually owing to diabetes. Approximately 10% of the US population have the disease while nearly 33% have prediabetes. The growing number of people suffering from obesity in developed and major developing countries is projected to increase the prevalence of diabetes during the forest period, thereby further driving the market growth.

The side effects associated with synthetic additives is driving the market.

The large number of side effects associated with the consumption of synthetic sweeteners and additives is driving the market for thaumatin as it has little or no adverse effects on the end user. Artificial sweeteners such as saccharine, aspartame and sucralose can cause a wide range of adverse effects. They may include headaches, depression, increased risk of cancer, and weight gain owing to an increase in appetite. In addition, artificial sweeteners can alter the composition of bacteria in the gut, thereby resulting in digestive issues for the consumer. The growing awareness regarding such risks posed by artificial additives is driving the adoption of thaumatin as they have been used extensively by humans for centuries and no major side effects have been recorded.

Thaumatin Market Challenges

Low production and supply chain issues are major factors impeding market growth.

The production of Thaumatin is low when compared to the demand owing to the fact that the majority of the katemfe plantations are located in West Africa. In addition, the cost of extracting thaumatin from the fruit is also high. Furthermore, owing to the lack of capital-intensive processes in the field of agriculture in West Africa, productivity is also significantly affected. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions have hampered growth opportunities owing to the disruption of the supply chain. The increased border controls, customs regulations, and longer waiting periods are hampering the distribution of thaumatin and raw katemfe fruit from West Africa to other parts of the world.

Thaumatin Market Industry Outlook

Product launches, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and geographical expansions are key strategies adopted by players in the Market. Thaumatin top 10 companies include:

  1. Naturex Group
  2. KF Specialty Ingredients Nutraceutical Group
  3. Beneo-Palatinit GmbH
  4. Neptune Bio-Innovations
  5. Parchhem Fine & Specialty Chemicals
  6. Natex
  7. Penta International
  8. Silver Fern Chemical
  9. Synerzine
  10. TCI America

Recent Developments

  • In June 2020, Beneo announced the expansion of their chicory root fibre and rice starch ingredient portfolio with two organic solutions. The new organic waxy rice starch and organic chicory root fiber are expected to strengthen Beneo’s in the natural space.
  • In March 2019, Naturex announced the expansion of their food colouring range with the launch of a new extraction line for blue spirulina. The new extraction line is projected to increase the production of blue spirulina by three times in order to meet the growing global demand for the product.

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1. Thaumatin Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Thaumatin Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size, and Key Trends
    2.2 Key trends By Type
    2.3 Key trends By Application
    2.4 Key trends by Geography
3. Thaumatin Market – Market Landscape
    3.1 Company Benchmarking- Key Companies
    3.2 Key Company Financial Analysis
    3.3 Market Share Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (Comparison of General Price Offerings in the Market)
4. Thaumatin Market – Start-up Company Scenario (Premium)
    4.1 Investment
    4.2 Revenue
    4.3 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Thaumatin Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    5.1 Regulatory Scenario
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing business index
    5.3 Case Studies of Successful Ventures
6. Thaumatin Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters five force model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes
7. Thaumatin Market– By Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Market Life Cycle Analysis
8. Thaumatin Market – By Type (Market Size –$Million/$Billion) 
    8.1 Food Grade
    8.2 Pharmaceutical Grade
    8.3 Others
9. Thaumatin Market - By Application (Market Size –$Million/$Billion) 
    9.1 Flavouring agent
    9.2 Sweetener
    9.3 Others
10. Thaumatin Market - By End User Industry (Market Size –$Million/$Billion) 
    10.1Cosmetics
    10.2 Food and Beverage
    10.3 Nutraceutical
    10.4 Pharmaceutical
    10.5 Others
11. Thaumatin Market- By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 U.S
        11.1.2 Canada
        11.1.3 Mexico
    11.2 South America
        11.2.1 Brazil
        11.2.2 Argentina
        11.2.3 Chile
        11.2.4 Colombia
        11.2.5 Rest of South America
    11.3 Europe
        11.3.1 Germany
        11.3.2 France
        11.3.3 UK
        11.3.4 Italy
        11.3.5 Spain
        11.3.6 Russia
        11.3.7 Rest of Europe
    11.4 Asia-Pacific
        11.4.1 China
        11.4.2 Japan
        11.4.3 South Korea
        11.4.4 India
        11.4.5 Australia & New Zealand
        11.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    11.5 Rest of the World
        11.5.1 Middle East
        11.5.2 Africa
12. Thaumatin Market- Market Entropy
    12.1 New product launches
    12.2 M&A's, collaborations, JVs, and partnerships
13. Thaumatin Market– Industry Competition Landscape (Premium)
    13.1 Market Share Analysis
        13.1.1 Global Market Share – Key Companies
        13.1.2 Market Share by Region – Key Companies
        13.1.3 Market Share by Countries – Key Companies
    13.2 Competition Matrix
    13.3 Best Practices for Companies
14. Thaumatin Market– Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
15. Thaumatin Market- Company Analysis
    15.1Company 1
    15.2 Company 2
    15.3 Company 3
    15.4 Company 4
    15.5 Company 5
    15.6 Company 6
    15.7 Company 7
    15.8 Company 8
    15.9 Company 9
    15.10 Company 10
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