Potato is widely consumed as food all over the world. It contains the starch as a major carbohydrate. Surplus and cull potatoes are used as feed for livestock and also as raw material for the manufacture of starch, ethyl alcohol and a few other industrial products like, dextrose, liquid Glucose etc.
Glucose syrup is a sweetening liquid which is made after the hydrolysis of glucose molecule, generally corn, rice, wheat and potato is taken to make glucose syrup because they are a rich source of starch. Glucose syrup is used for making frozen dessert and candy. Glucose syrup are also used to make baked food items to add sweetness. Glucose syrup are generally free from fat, but contains high amount of calories. Glucose syrup made from cornstarch contains a small amount of thiamine, zinc as well as calcium.
The Global Market for Glucose Syrup has witnessed continued demand during the last few years and is projected to reach 29,888 kilo tons by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2016 to 2022. Raise in demand across various industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, confectionery are driving the global glucose syrup market.
Asia-Pacific region is estimated to dominate the global glucose syrup market holding a lion’s share of more than 30% accounting for a market volume of more than 10,000 kilo tons. North America will witness the highest growth rate of 3.94% in the global glucose syrup market whereas Europe and Rest of the world will witness moderate growth rate.