Protective Cultures Market Research Report - Forecast till 2027

Protective Cultures Market Research Report: Information by Form (Freeze-Dried and Frozen), Target Microorganisms (Yeast and Mold and Bacteria), Application (Dairy and Frozen Desserts, Meat, Poultry and Seafood Products and others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/6528-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 90 pages

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Protective Cultures Market Overview

Protective cultures, more commonly referred to as bacterial cultures, are used to enhance the shelf life of meat and fermented dairy products. The limited shelf life of many food products has become a major problem for the food and beverage sector, resulting in the increased usage of protective microorganisms.

The global market for protective cultures, notably in the food and beverage industry, is characterized by products that act as a substitute for artificial preservatives, hence promoting healthy eating. Various bioscience firms that develop natural solutions for food ingredients make and market protective cultures for food and beverage goods.

Bioscience businesses operating on a global scale are concentrating their efforts on generating protective cultures for the food and beverage industries in order to assist them in reaching an increasingly health-conscious consumer base.

The growing consumption of dairy products and consumer awareness of the benefits of clean label products are two major factors driving the growth of the protective cultures industry. Additionally, the growing global demand for natural preservative-free products is propelling the market expansion of protective cultures. Additionally, the market for protective cultures has grown due to the growing demand for long-term preservatives and extremely transparent products.


Protective Cultures Market has been segmented based on form, target microorganisms, application, and region.

By form, the global protective cultures industry has been bifurcated into freeze-dried and frozen.

Based on target microorganisms, the global protective cultures industry has been classified as yeast and mold and bacteria.

As per application, the global protective cultures industry has been divided into dairy and frozen desserts, meat, poultry and seafood products,  and others. The dairy and frozen desserts segment is further classified into butter and spreads, cheeses, and others.

The global protective cultures market has been studied with regards to four key regions—North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world.

The North American protective cultures industry has further been categorized as the US, Canada, and Mexico.

The European protective cultures industry has been divided into Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the rest of Europe.

The protective cultures market in Asia-Pacific has been divided into China, India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and the rest of Asia-Pacific.

The protective cultures industry in the rest of the world has been segmented into South America, the Middle East, and Africa.

Key Players

  • Chr. Hansen (Denmark)

  • DowDuPont (US)

  • DSM (Netherlands)

  • Sacco S.R.L (Italy)

  • CSK Food Enrichment B.V. (Netherlands)

  • THT S.A. (Belgium)

  • Meat Cracks Technologie GmbH (Germany)

  • Dalton Biotechnologies S.R.L (Italy)

  • Bioprox (France)

  • Biochem S.R.L (Italy)

  • Aristomenis D. Phikas & Co S.A (Greece)

  • Soyuzsnab Group of Companies (Russia)

  • Kerry Inc. (Ireland)

  • Prayon S.A (Belgium)

  • The Ingredient House (US)

Regional Market Summary

Global Protective Cultures Market Share (%), by Region, 2018  Protective Cultures Market_Image

Source: Secondary Sources and MRFR Analysis

The market in Europe is expected to dominate the global market for protective cultures during the forecast period owing to increasing demand for clean label products by the consumers and rising adoption of protective cultures food. The market in Asia-Pacific is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period with the markets in China, Japan, and Australia expected to record a strong growth during the forecast period.

Recent Development

March 2022: Royal DSM announced the launch of four new DelvoGuard bioprotective cultures. These cultures enable yogurt manufacturers to naturally extend shelf life while retaining flavor and texture. The new cultures are based on naturally occurring dairy microflora and offer a cost-effective way to enhance the quality and safety of dairy products. The new culture variety enables dairy processors to exert greater control over post-acidification, gas production, and decolorisation, while also improving creaminess and mouthfeel and increasing shelf life.

Global Protective Cultures Market, by Form

  • Freeze-Dried

  • Frozen

Global Market, by Target Microorganisms

  • Yeast and Mold

  • Bacteria

Global Market, by Application

  • Dairy and Frozen Desserts

    • Butter and Spreads

    • Cheeses

    • Others

  • Meat, Poultry and Seafood Products

  • Others

Global Market, by Region

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • UK

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • China

    • India

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World (RoW)

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Intended Audience

  • Protective cultures manufacturers and producers

  • Dealers and distributors

  • Raw material suppliers and distributors

  • Traders, exporters, and importers

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