Demand for Natural Preservatives in Food and Beverages to Stoke Nisin Market Growth
Nisin, a bacteriocin derived by certain species of Lactococcus and Streptococcus, is commonly used as a food preservative. Considered a natural preservative, it lends a clean label tag to the end products. As the food industry is evolving at a rapid pace, manufacturers are focused on developing healthier food products. This has garnered significant attention towards nisin as the product is best-known to prevent food from spoilage. More accurately known as nisin A, it prevents the growth of Gram-positive bacteria and spores in food products, thus giving it longer shelf life. Nisin is an FDA approved peptide and is generally regarded as safe (GRAS), which gives it authenticity to be used in a variety of applications. As a result, the food industry is using nisin to preserve cheese, meats, and beverages. In December 2017, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved the use of food preservative nisin (E 234) in unripened cheese and heat-treated meat products and increased the daily intake by 0.13 mg per kilo body weight per day to 1 mg.
Skincare Becomes Key End User of Nisin to Preserve Topical Ointments
Research studies have shown that nisin is also used in the pharmaceutical industry. It is being used against antibiotic-resistant infections, cancerous tumours, and other conventional therapeutic drugs. To a great degree, research indicates that nisin is used as a preservative in topical ointments intended for treating dermatological or cosmetic problems. Topical applications made for oily or greasy skin contain nisin to prevent the development of microorganisms that can lead to spoilage. As the demand for skincare products ambles, it is likely to fuel the uptake of nisin that extends the shelf of products with low concertation. In recent years, the cosmetics industry has been challenged by the growing need for making their products as natural as possible, which has favoured the global nisin market.
Powder Segment Grows as it Remains Convenient to Use across Applications
Available in two forms, liquid and powder, nisin powder is expected to acquire a lion’s share in the global market. The powder form of nisin is highly soluble in water, which makes its application easy. For this reason, nisin powder will be extensively used in the production of sauces, processed meats, beverages, cheeses, and canned food items amongst others. The free-flowing powder is used as baked flour products to prevent moisture-related spoilage. Mushrooming bakeries, the growing uptake of cheese in processed food, and increasing sales of processed meats are expected to give the nisin powder segment a boost in the coming years.
Dairy Emerges as Central Application Area for Nisin
Dairy has been the key end user of nisin as the industry generates extremely sensitive products. Despite the widespread economic downturn, the dairy industry has marched on, giving nisin uptake a significant boost. Fermented dairy products such as mayonnaise-based spreads, various types of creams, cheese products, and meat require nisin for preservation and stabilization. Frozen dairy products are also expected to drive the demand for nisin as it’s a preferred way of preserving food products.
North America and Europe to Offer Lucrative Opportunities for Nisin
Globally, North America is leading the global nisin market as the U.S. accounted for the largest market. Increasing consumer preference towards the consumption of food products comprising natural ingredients is expected to support the nisin market growth in the region. Europe is also expected to show a keen interest as the region has a growing number of bakeries. Higher demand for consuming processed food items is expected to drive the nisin market in Europe. Furthermore, the region is a pioneer in cheese making, which is likely to create lucrative opportunities for nisin in the coming years.
Fairfield Market Research indicates that Asia Pacific is expected to register relatively high CAGR over the forecast period as consumer demand for natural and clean label products dictates the market.
Global Nisin Market: Key Players
Some of the major players studied in the global nisin market report are DSM N.V., Shandong Freda Biotechnology Co. Ltd., SIVEELE B.V., Galactic, Mayasan Biotech, HANDARY S.A., Duke Thomson, Chihon Biotechnology Co. Ltd., DuPont, and Cayman Chemical among others.
Please Note: The above mentioned segmentation/companies/countries are likely to differ in the actual report as they are based on preliminary research.
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