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Global Microbial Food Cultures Market by Type (Bacteria, Yeasts, Moulds), By Application (Beverages, Dairy, Bakery, Cereals, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Microbial Food Cultures Market by Type (Bacteria, Yeasts, Moulds), By Application (Beverages, Dairy, Bakery, Cereals, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global microbial food cultures market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for fermented foods and beverages, rising awareness about the health benefits of probiotics, and growing demand for organic foods. The bacteria segment is expected to account for the largest share of the global microbial food cultures market in 2018, followed by yeasts and moulds. The application segments Beverages, Dairy, Bakery & Cereals are expected to witness high growth rates during the forecast period from 2018-2030 owing to their widespread applications across various industries.

Global Microbial Food Cultures Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Microbial food cultures are bacteria, yeast, or other microorganisms that are used to ferment foods and drinks. They can add flavor and nutrients to these products, as well as increase their shelf life. Some microbial food cultures are also used to make probiotics, which are supplements that contain beneficial bacteria that can improve gut health.


Bacteria, also known as micro-organisms or microbes, are naturally occurring and reproducible organisms whose number can be measured but not seen. Bacteria can be found in soil, water, plants & animals and the human body. Microbial food cultures are used to grow bacteria for use in various applications such as fermentation of dairy products; production of yogurt; production of probiotic foods (yogurt etc.) and cheese making among others.


Yeast is a single-celled fungus that consumes sugar to grow and multiply. The most commonly used type of yeast for fermentation purposes is the  Saccharomyces cerevisiae or baker's yeast. Other types of yeasts include wine, beer, and dairy product yeasts among others.

Application Insights:

Beverages application segment led the global market in 2017 and is projected to expand at a revenue-based CAGR of XX% from 2018 to 2030. The growth can be attributed to the rising demand for functional beverages, juices, and other drinks with health benefits. Furthermore, microbial products find application in various carbonated beverages such as soda as well as energy drinks which are consumed globally.

The dairy segment accounted for 22% of the overall market share in 2017 owing to extensive usage of microbial products namely yogurt and kefir in dairy applications across different regions including Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America among others. Rising demand for vegan food products along with consumer inclination towards healthy lifestyle is expected fuel product demand over the forecast period thereby driving industry growth worldwide during this period.

Regional Analysis:

Europe dominated the global market in terms of revenue with a share of over 30% in 2017. This is attributed to growing awareness about the health benefits associated with microbial products, increasing demand for functional foods and beverages, and rising consumer preference for lactose-free dairy products. The Asia Pacific regional market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to factors such as increasing consumption of alcoholic beverages coupled with rising disposable income levels among consumers. These factors are promoting product adoption across various end-use industries such as food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics among others.

The key manufacturers operating in this industry are A2 Milk Company; Active Culture Ltd.; Ammonia Enzymes International BV; BioReliance (India) Pvt Ltd.; Cargill Inc.; Dairy Specialty Products Inc.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for probiotics and prebiotics in food and dietary supplements
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of consuming fermented foods
  • Growing popularity of gut-friendly diets such as Paleo, ketogenic, and Whole30
  • Proliferation of home fermentation kits and recipes that make it easy to ferment foods at home
  • Advances in microbial culturing technology that improve the quality, purity, and consistency of cultured foods

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Microbial Food Cultures Market Research Report

By Type

Bacteria, Yeasts, Moulds

By Application

Beverages, Dairy, Bakery, Cereals, Others

By Companies

Chr.Hansen A/S, Dohler Group, DSM, Lb Bulgaricum Plc., Lallemand Inc., ...

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Microbial Food Cultures Market Report Segments:

The global Microbial Food Cultures market is segmented on the basis of:


Bacteria, Yeasts, Moulds

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Beverages, Dairy, Bakery, Cereals, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Chr.Hansen A/S
  2. Dohler Group
  3. DSM
  4. Lb Bulgaricum Plc.
  5. Lallemand Inc.
  6. ...

Global Microbial Food Cultures Market Overview

Highlights of The Microbial Food Cultures Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Bacteria
    2. Yeasts
    3. Moulds
  1. By Application:

    1. Beverages
    2. Dairy
    3. Bakery
    4. Cereals
    5. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Microbial Food Cultures Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Microbial Food Cultures Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Microbial food cultures are a type of fermentation process that uses microorganisms to break down complex carbohydrates into simpler molecules, such as glucose and fructose. This process can be used to make yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and other fermented foods.

Some of the major players in the microbial food cultures market are Chr.Hansen A/S, Dohler Group, DSM, Lb Bulgaricum Plc., Lallemand Inc..

The microbial food cultures market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Microbial Food Cultures Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Microbial Food Cultures Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Microbial Food Cultures Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Microbial Food Cultures Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Microbial Food Cultures Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Microbial Food Cultures Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Microbial Food Cultures Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Bacteria
      5.3.2. Yeasts
      5.3.3. Moulds
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Beverages
      6.3.2. Dairy
      6.3.3. Bakery
      6.3.4. Cereals
      6.3.5. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Microbial Food Cultures Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Beverages
      9.4.2. Dairy
      9.4.3. Bakery
      9.4.4. Cereals
      9.4.5. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Bacteria
      9.7.2. Yeasts
      9.7.3. Moulds
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Microbial Food Cultures Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Beverages
      10.4.2. Dairy
      10.4.3. Bakery
      10.4.4. Cereals
      10.4.5. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Bacteria
      10.7.2. Yeasts
      10.7.3. Moulds
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Microbial Food Cultures Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Beverages
      11.4.2. Dairy
      11.4.3. Bakery
      11.4.4. Cereals
      11.4.5. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Bacteria
      11.7.2. Yeasts
      11.7.3. Moulds
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Microbial Food Cultures Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Beverages
      12.4.2. Dairy
      12.4.3. Bakery
      12.4.4. Cereals
      12.4.5. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Bacteria
      12.7.2. Yeasts
      12.7.3. Moulds
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Microbial Food Cultures Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Microbial Food Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Beverages
      13.4.2. Dairy
      13.4.3. Bakery
      13.4.4. Cereals
      13.4.5. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Microbial Food Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Bacteria
      13.7.2. Yeasts
      13.7.3. Moulds
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Microbial Food Cultures Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Microbial Food Cultures Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Microbial Food Cultures Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Microbial Food Cultures Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Chr.Hansen A/S Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Dohler Group Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. DSM Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Lb Bulgaricum Plc. Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Lallemand Inc. Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. ... Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. COMPANY7 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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