Rising health concerns among consumers and awareness about the healthy food products are increasing the consumption of low-calorie sugar-free beverages and food products. The growth of such products all over the globe is driving the global fructose market. Fructose is a natural sugar found in vegetables, honey and various fruits. Fructose is one of the naturally occurring nutritive sweeteners this unique characteristic makes it extremely valuable ingredient. Expanding awareness about the consumption of healthy foodstuffs in order to avoid lifestyle-related diseases is anticipated to be a prime driver for the global fructose market. Fructose is one of the key ingredients in low -calorie foods, sports and energy market, carbonated beverages, chocolate milk, and confectioneries.
Due to increase in the consumption of dietary foods, the fructose market is expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period. Few new applications in food and beverage industry include energy reduced products, nutrition bars, soft cookies, frozen juice concentrates is likely to grow at a fast rate which further increases the fructose demand over the forecast period. High demand for fructose has led to the capacity expansions of many manufacturers, particularly in developing economies such as China and India. Beverage industry has generated highest revenue for the global fructose market as it is one of the leading factor driving this market. The fructose market is expected to experience diversified trends across different regions during the forecast period. However, harmful effects of overconsumption of alternative sugar such as fructose and various safety rules and regulations of different countries are some of the restraints for the global fructose market.