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Green tea polyphenols are associated with numerous health benefits, including prevention of atherosclerosis, cholesterol reduction and protection against cancer. The objective of this project was to assess potential opportunities in health ingredients based on polyphenol-containing extracts from green tea for use in foods, beverages, dietary supplements and cosmetics.

In considering each opportunity we attempted to determine the following: –

  1. Approximate market size, characteristics (including possible competitive products), trends and likely future potential
  2. Key players with an IP/technology position
  3. Main success factors and barriers to entry of successful key players
  4. Potential partner and acquisition targets (either key players with IP/technology or good science-based ‘other’ players with good products)
  5. Key market segments in terms of applications or health conditions targeted
  6. Associated health benefits
  7. Scientific substantiation
  8. Possible use of the polyphenol (or the extract) as a technological antioxidant

Click here for a PDF of the contents of the study or look below for an outline.

Table of Contents



Principal Findings & Conclusions

  • General
  • Green Tea
    • Background
    • Markets
    • Players
    • Scientific Research & Health Benefits
    • Patents
    • Advantages of Green Tea
    • Barriers to Entry and Key Factors for Success

General Overview on Polyphenols

  • Introduction & Overview
  • The Polyphenol Market
  • Key anonymous Industry Contact

Green Tea

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Advantages of Green Tea Polyphenols
  • Reported Health Benefits and Scientific Substantiation
  • Patents
  • Estimated Market Size and Growth Rate
  • 9 Opportunities
  • Barriers to Entry and Key Factors for Success
  • 16 Profiles of Key Players and Innovators
  • Regulatory
  • 13 Contact Reports


  • Table 1 Summary of Patents with Green Tea Catechins
  • Table 2 Carotenoid Sources
  • Table 3 Polyphenol Sources
  • Table 4 Common Dietary Flavonoids
  • Table 5 Foods rich in flavones, flavonols, etc.
  • Table 6 Summary of Patents with Green-Tea Catechins
  • Table 7 The Market for Green Tea Extract derived Products
  • Table 8 Tea products
  • Table 9 White tea polyphenols


  • Figure 1 Basic Chemical Structure of a Flavonoid.
  • Figure 2 Chemical Structures of Some Anthocyanidins (Anthocyanin Aglycones)
  • Figure 3 Chemical Structures of Some Flavanones
  • Figure 4 Chemical Structures of Some Flavones
  • Figure 5 Chemical Structures of Some Isoflavones
  • Figure 6 Flavon-ol Glycosides in Tea
  • Figure 7 Chemical Structures of Some Flavan-ol Monomers (Catechins)
  • Figure 8 Some Theaflavins (catechin dimers) in Tea

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