H0314 Market for Sugar Beet Pectin

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The objective of this study was to assist our client in developing its plans for sugar beet pectin as a soluble fibre ingredient. We provided information on companies selling similar products at the time and their products. Our analysis of the market included identification of barriers to entry, success factors and the price elasticity for fibres. This enabled us to make recommendations to the client on the prospects for soluble fibre ingredients.


For this project CPL identified soluble-fibre ingredients and their manufacturers, and obtained information on their price and technical attributes. We also obtained information on the global beverage market to assess the potential of soluble fibre in this sector.

Contact was made with customers and formulators to gain an understanding of trends and opinions on the potential for new products.

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Table of Contents



Principal Findings

    Applications, Technical Functions & Health Benefits of Soluble Fibres
    Markets & Trends
    Manufacturers and Products
    Regulatory Issues


    Applications, Technical Functions & Health Benefits of Soluble Fibres
    Markets & Trends
    Manufacturers & Products
    Regulatory Issues


Definition of Sugar Beet Pectin and Soluble Fibre

    Chemical Structure of Pectin
    Soluble Fibres – the Polysaccharides
    Guar Gum
    Gum Arabic
    Resistant Starch
    Konjac Flour

Applications and Technical Functions

    Applications of Soluble Fibres
    Technical Functions of Soluble Fibres
    Health Benefits of Soluble Fibres
    Health Benefits of Sugar Beet Pectin

Markets and Trends

    Hydrocolloid Markets
    Soluble Fibre Markets & Trends

      Sugar Beet Pectin

    Soluble Fibre Prices
    A Price Elasticity Model

      Sugar Beet Pectin

    Functional Foods & Beverage Markets

      Beverages Containing Soluble Fibre and Supermarket /Customer Surveys

Manufacturers and Soluble Fibre Ingredients


      Health Benefits Imparted by the Use of Specific Soluble Fibres

Manufacturers of Sugar Beet Pectin Ingredients


26 Manufacturers and Agents
Regulatory Issues
Contacts Reports –
13 Soluble Fibre Manufacturers/Distributors
20 Beverage Manufacturers
3 Others
Appendix I – Abstracts on Sugar Beet Pectin Health Benefits
Appendix Ii – Specifications of Soluble Pectins


    Table 1. Worldwide Fibre Recommendations and Intakes
    Table 2. Worldwide Hydrocolloid Market (Prices and Volume) 1993
    Table 3. World Hydrocolloids Markets (% Value) 1993
    Table 4. World Hydrocolloids Market Excluding Starch (% Volume) 1993
    Table 5. World Hydrocolloid Market (Value and % Values) 2001
    Table 6. Cost of Soluble Fibre Per Drink
    Table 7. Cost of Soluble Fibre Per Dose
    Table 8. New Age Beverage Market Dollar Sales and Volume 1985 – 1998
    Table 9. U.S. Nutrient-Enhanced Beverage Market 1997 – 2000
    Table 10. Uk Beverage Survey
    Table 11. Manufactures of Soluble Fibre Ingredients
    Table 12. Fibregum Uses in Beverages


    Figure 1 World Hydrocolloids Markets (% Value) 1993
    Figure 2 World Hydrocolloids Markets (% Value) 2001
    Figure 3 Hot Cereal Sales 1994-9

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