Fat Replacer Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Source (Plant, Animal), By Type (Carbohydrate, Protein, Lipid, Others) By Form (Liquid, Powder), By Application (Processed Meat, Bakery And Confectionery, Beverage, Convenience Food), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615374
  • Pages : 141

Fat replacers also referred to as fat mimetics or fat substitutes are food additives that are meant to replicate the chemical physical and stability properties of regular fat, with lower caloric content. They are used to manufacture low-fat and low-calorie products such as frozen desserts, processed meats, cheese, sour cream, salad dressings, snacks and baked goods. They are also used as emulsifiers, binders, texturizers and moisture retainers. Fat replacers are also added to food products to improve the mouthfeel, texture, flavour, bulk and smoothness of the product. A few examples of commercially popular fat replacers include Cellulose, Dextrin, modified starches, Hydrocolloid gums, Maltodextrin, Pectin, Altered triglycerides and Sucrose polyesters The market for fat replacers is divided into various segments, including the source of fat replacers, product type, form, application and geographical regions.

Low-calorie and low-fat foods are increasingly in demand among consumers who are becoming more health conscious. Moreover, rising incidences of chronic diseases and medical disorders such as obesity and cardiovascular disease caused by the consumption of high-fat product has also increased the demand for healthier products. Since fat replacers are added in low-fat and calorie products instead of regular fat, therefore, rising health consciousness is one of the primary driving factors of the mentioned market. Hectic life schedules, urbanisation and increasing personal income have also shifted consumer preferences towards mindful eating habits which are driving the demand even further. Various FMCG brands are involved in continuous product launch activities to capitalise on the growing trend of fat-free food which is growing the demand for fat replacers even further.

However, high and volatile prices of raw materials and the availability of substitutes obstruct the growth of the global market for fat replacers during the projection period. Continuous product innovation and launched especially in countries such as the US or the UK are providing new opportunities for key market players.

During the anticipation period, the growing health awareness as a result of the increasing prevalence of chronic dies and obesity will support the growth of the global fat replacer market.

Even though fat content adds aroma, and improves flavour & texture of the food products, its consumption can have adverse effects on one’s health and heart.  High-fat diets increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, and other potentially deadly medical conditions. High blood cholesterol levels are more frequent in those who consume a fat-rich diet, and they increase the risk of coronary heart disease. The use of fat substitutes in food and beverage goods preserves the item's original qualitative qualities while minimising the risks associated with fat consumption. Since fat replacements lack energy-dense fat molecules, products that use them have fewer calories than full-fat counterparts.

Each 34 seconds, one person in the U.S. dies from cardiovascular disease, according to recent estimates by the Centers for Disease Control. In 2020, over 697,000 or one in every fifth individual in the country died from heart disease. Coronary heart disease is one of the most common types of cardiovascular disease diagnosed among people. Coronary heart disease has taken 382,820 American lives in 2020. High fat and lipid consumption also raise the prevalence of obesity among people. According to World Health Organization estimates, obesity kills approximately 4 million people every year. According to the World Obesity Federation, by 2030, one in every five women and one in every seven men would be obese.

During the forecast period, North America is anticipated to hold a significant share of the global fat replacer market.

North America region is anticipated to hold a substantial market share in fat replacer ingredients and products. This region will experience rapid expansion throughout the projection period due to the growing demand for low-fat and low calories products. Fat replacers are in high demand in markets such as the United States and Canada. This region's market is also expanding as a result of the growing millennial population. This region's market is expanding due to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases caused by the consumption of fats. According to the Centers for Disease Control’s recent estimates in the United States, one person dies from cardiovascular disease every 34 seconds High obesity rate in countries such as US and Canada is also spurring regional market growth. Obesity affects 41.9 per cent of individuals in the United States, according to statistics collected between 2017 and 2020 by the CDC. In addition, the prevalence of key market players such as Cargill.Inc, Archer Daniels Midland Company, CP Kelco U.S., Inc., and others also spur the growth of fat replacers in this region. The rising elderly population and healthcare expenditures along with changing lifestyles, and food innovation have all contributed to market expansion during the forecast period in North America.

Market Key Developments

  • In December 2021, the California Raisin Marketing Board released a whitepaper highlighting the functional benefits and prospects for California-grown raisins and raisin components as a fat substitute in baked goods. According to the whitepaper, California raisins performed well as a fat substitute in tested dishes such as fudge brownie bites due to their natural sugar and fibre content. When compared to the control formula, which contained 100% fat from butter and egg yolk, the California sultana paste formulas had lower overall calories, total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol while retaining the intended moisture and texture.
  • In May 2022, Spanish food startup Cubiq Foods plans to introduce its first developed fat-based component for plant-based meat substitutes in the United States by 2023. Cubiq Foods' cell-based fat improves food flavour, enriches it with important fatty acids, and provides a solution to minimise trans fats and palm oil in a variety of formulations.
  • In November 2019, Bunge Loders Croklaan introduced a clean label and 'healthier' version of cocoa butter replacer for the confectionery sector called Couva 806NH in an effort to capitalise on the Middle East's thirst for more nutritious choices.


  • By Source
    • Plant
    • Animal
  • By Type
    • Carbohydrate
    • Protein
    • Lipid
    • Others
  • By Form
    • Liquid
    • Powder
  • By Application
    • Processed Meat
    • Bakery and Confectionery
    • Beverage
    • Convenience Food
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2021 has been taken as the base year in the fat replacer market.
Prominent key market players in the fat replacer market include Cargill Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, CP Kelco U.S., Inc., and Grain Processing Corporation, among others.
The fat replacer market has been segmented by source, type, form, application, and geography.
The growing health awareness as a result of the increasing prevalence of chronic dies and obesity will support the fat replacer market growth.
North America is anticipated to hold a significant share of the global fat replacer market due to the growing demand for low-fat and low calories products.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Plant

5.3. Animal


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Carbohydrate

6.3. Protein

6.4. Lipid

6.5. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Liquid

7.3. Powder


8.1. Introduction

8.2. Processed Meat

8.3. Bakery and Confectionery

8.4. Beverage

8.5. Convenience Food


9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. United States

9.2.2. Canada

9.2.3. Mexico

9.3. South America

9.3.1. Brazil

9.3.2. Argentina

9.3.3. Others

9.4. Europe

9.4.1. United Kingdom

9.4.2. Germany

9.4.3. France

9.4.4. Spain

9.4.5. Others

9.5. The Middle East and Africa

9.5.1. Saudi Arabia

9.5.2. UAE

9.5.3. Israel

9.5.4. Others

9.6. Asia Pacific

9.6.1. Japan

9.6.2. China

9.6.3. India

9.6.4. South Korea

9.6.5. Indonesia

9.6.6. Thailand

9.6.7. Others


10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

10.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


11.1. Cargill Inc.

11.2. Archer Daniels Midland Company

11.3. CP Kelco U.S., Inc.

11.4. Grain Processing Corporation

11.5. Tate & Lyle PLC

11.6. Corbion NV

Cargill Inc.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

CP Kelco U.S., Inc.

Grain Processing Corporation

Tate & Lyle PLC

Corbion NV

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