While growth in turmeric and curcumin supplements may slow after years of meteoric increases, increased interest from functional food and beverage formulators will maintain high demand for the ingredient, says Naturex as it launches Turmipure Gold.
The Atacama Desert provides ideal conditions for growing algae for astaxanthin, but the local markets are very limited, so one company is using its location and story to grow internationally, especially in Asia.
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Consumers across Latin America are increasingly focused on weight management and digestive health, opening up plentiful opportunities for prebiotics, sugar alternatives and low GI products, says Beneo.
Benexia, a Chile-based supplier of chia and other plant-based nutraceutical ingredients, says the low market penetration of dietary supplement ingredients in the continent means the market has a huge potential upside.
Agricultural commodities giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. has expanded its reach into the microbiome space with the acquisition of UK-based manufacturer Probiotics International Ltd. in a cash deal worth $243.5 million (£185 million).