Nutrition-Rich Breakfast is Now More Convenient with Banana Flakes
Food manufacturers are continuously launching Innovative, healthy, nutritious and preserved food products as per consumers demands and preferences. For instance, easily available banana fruit is being used to make various food products like banana flakes, chips, ice creams, and many. Among these products, banana flakes are widely used in food and beverages industries in the preparation of breakfast such as cereals, desserts, infant nutrition, smoothies, and other food items.
Banana flakes are processed by dehydrating the naturally ripened bananas. In this process, producers focus on maintaining taste and nutritional value in the flakes. That’s why the banana flakes are known for their nutritional profile as they are rich in minerals including magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, and zinc. Also, banana flakes consist of vitamins including A, B, B6, B9, C, and E and have higher content of potassium. Plus, these are gluten-free, so it is highly preferred by the gluten intolerant population.
Banana flakes contain a rich amount of fibres that not only helps to prevent colon cancer but also improves the digestion process. The flakes aid in reducing colorectal inflammation. Many research studies have revealed that the risk of colon cancer can be reduce by 72% with the frequent consumption of banana. Plus, banana flakes consist of component named pectin that helps to reduce the instances of diarrhea.
Potassium present in banana flakes tackles the hardening and narrowing of arteries. Hardening of arteries reduces the risks of heart strokes and attacks. Considering this benefit, the National Health Service of the UK has advised to add at least two bananas in a daily diet to supply approximately 3,500 mg of potassium per day.
Considering these properties, consumers are increasingly including banana products in their diet. These days, due to surging incidents related to life-style related chronic diseases, consumers are becoming more health consciousness and they don’t hesitate to spend more on healthy food products. This transformation is the main reason that the banana flakes are in demand.
This growing demand is creating plenty opportunities for food manufacturers involved in the market. That’s why to expand the business and customer base, these food makers are adopting several strategies such as product launches and geographical expansion. Bata Food B.V., Diana Group, Futurcorp S.A., Ingredient Inc., and Naturkostbar KG are few of the major banana flakes producers that are currently active in the market.
The research report published by The Insight Partners anticipates that the banana flakes market will grow to US$ 1,323.37 million by 2027 at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2020 to 2027. The report also states that last year, Asia Pacific contributed to the largest share in the global market owing to the rapid growth of food and beverage industry in this region.
Industry analysts predict that the rising preference for healthy and convenient breakfast among the health-conscious consumers will bolster the growth of the global banana flakes market in next few years.
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