Chia seeds, referred to as “Super Food” because of its properties owning to the size of the chia seed is similar to sesame, about 2mm. The skin of chia seed swell up to several times when it soaked in water, and it has the property of agglomerating into a gel. Besides, it has good heat resistance and is odorless and tasteless, which is suitable for product applications. Additionally, it is rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and rich in nutrients such as calcium, iron, dietary fiber, and protein, as well as antioxidants and essential amino acids are present in the chia seeds.
Furthermore, chia seeds have sufficient health benefits owing to their high nutrition and medicinal value that helps in gaining the market demand in the forecast years. The use of chia seeds helps to lose weight, rich in Omega 3 fatty acid, and fibrous, which promotes the popularity of Chia seeds.
Moreover, chia seeds are helpful for individuals who follow a vegan diet as they are rich in proteins that can be eaten raw or taken along with many dishes. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects that are beneficial to improve the health of the brain and heart. Chia seeds play a vital role in preventing premature skin aging, promote bone health, and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart diseases.
Global Chia Seeds Market estimated to grow with a momentous rate over the forecast period, 2020-2027. The growing demand for chia seeds is based on the nutritional and medicinal value. Thus it is used in personal care, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages sector. It prevents premature skin aging, promotes bone health, reduces the risk of diabetes and heart diseases, and helps in weight loss.
Chia seeds consumption is also beneficial, maintaining sugar level and also increases the metabolism of the body. According to the World Bank, obesity around the globe has increased the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Around 16.6 million death in 2001 caused due to heart attack and many other severe diseases due to obesity. Therefore, people are changing their hectic lifestyle and eating patterns worldwide to reduce the chances of such diseases; thus, it will increase the chia seeds market in the forecast period.
Nowadays, chia seeds used in snacks, and dietary supplements, protein bars, and other gluten-free vegan and organic food products. These factors expected to propel the growth of the global chia seeds market.
Furthermore, consumers demand the chia seeds market due to its long storage life, easy transportation, and free from rancidity issues and anti-aging properties. Moreover, consuming chia seeds in raw forms has also increased its consumption in the food and beverage segment, such as; yogurt, pasta, smoothies, cereals, and even sports nutrition products. Hence, the increasing use of chia seeds as a snack will boost the demand for the global chia seeds market in the forecast period from 2020-2027.
In today’s time, when people are considering health as a significant concern, and according to WHO, 39% of adults are overweight and obese. Thus, people are adopting a healthy lifestyle by adding chia seeds in their diet. As chia seeds are fibrous and help in reducing weight and its omega -3 fatty acid property provides nutrients that are required in the body. Thus, the consumption of the chia seeds market will increase in the forecast period.
The chia seeds contain lots of nutrients, fibers, calcium, fatty acids, and are gluten-free in nature; therefore, consumers who have gluten intolerance and don’t consume gluten can consume chia seeds. Chia seeds are now being used in snacks like pasta, cereals, smoothies, and beverages, which makes a healthier version of the drink and snack. Thus, the demand for the chia seeds market is going to boost demand in forecast years.
Based on form, the global chia seeds market segmented into oil, milled/grounded, whole, and Pre-hydrated. Whole chia seeds are capturing the significant market based on easy availability in the market and use in different products such as drinks, smoothies, and snacks.
Based on Type, the global chia seeds market segmented into Black, Brown, and White chia seeds market. The black seeds segment predicted to dominate due to higher protein and expected to lead the forecast market. In contrast, white seeds capture the second-largest market due to the high content of omega3 fatty acids that are expected to create a rise in demand for the global chia seeds market.
Based on distribution, the global chia seeds market bifurcated into supermarkets/hypermarkets, departmental stores, and Online. Supermarkets/hypermarkets expected to boost as consumers adopting a healthy lifestyle are generally maintaining their work-life balance; therefore, they seek options to buy products that save their time. Thus, demand for supermarkets/hypermarkets is increasing due to the easy availability of the product.
Based on geography, the global Chia seeds market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. India, China, and Japan expected to increase product consumption in future forecast years in the Asia Pacific region. Rising cases of lifestyle diseases, such as blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma, have resulted in increased demand for healthy snacks, which, in turn, will augment the chia seeds market growth. Germany held a significant market share of the European market owing to high product consumption due to the increasing number of vegan populations.
Companies such as Navitas Natural organic Chia seeds, Spectrum Essential Chia seeds, Garden of Life Organic Chia seeds, Health Work Chia seeds, Bob’s Red Mill Chia seeds, Benexia, Nutiva Organic Chia seeds, Terrasoul Superfood Organic Chia Seeds, Tru roots Organic chia seeds, Chiatrition Chia seeds, Naturkost Ubelhor, Glanbia Nutritonals and other prominent players of global chia seeds market.
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