Algae-based Food Additive Market to Rise US$ 349.1 Million by 2033 Amid High Demand for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Food
Algae-based Food Additive Market to Rise US$ 349.1 Million by 2033 Amid High Demand for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Food

Surging demand for algae-based food additives, driven by consumer preference for natural, sustainable, and nutrient-rich products. Rising awareness of health benefits and eco-friendly solutions fuels the trend.

NEWARK, Del, Nov. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As per the recent research report by Future Market Insights (FMI), sales of algae-based food additives market are estimated to reach a value of US$ 349.1 million by 2033, surging at an 8.3% CAGR through the forecast period 2023 to 2033. The algae-based food additive market is anticipated to attain a value of US$ 157.3 million by 2023.

In the ever-evolving landscape of the food industry, a notable trend on the horizon is the swift surge in demand for algae-based food additives, which is projected to persist over the next ten years. This burgeoning interest is propelled by an escalating consumer inclination toward natural, sustainable, and nutrient-rich food products.

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They serve as an excellent source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. The rising awareness among consumers about several health benefits associated with algae-derived additives is a significant driver of this trend. The need for sustainable and eco-friendly food solutions amid growing environmental concerns is bolstering the adoption of algae-based additives. Food manufacturers and processors are increasingly turning to algae as a viable alternative to conventional additives, thereby propelling the demand for these natural ingredients.

Key Takeaways from the Algae-based Food Additive Market Study-

  • The algae-based food additive industry in the United States is poised to exhibit a CAGR of 7.4% in the estimated period.
  • China’s strategic edge in the global algae-based food additive industry has resulted in the country expanding at a 7.6% CAGR through 2033.
  • Germany’s increasing emphasis on well-being is expected to help the algae-based food additive market record a CAGR of 7.3% in the forecast period.
  • Based on product type, the carrageenan segment is expected to hold a market share of 48.6% by 2023.
  • Based on the source, the red algae segment is expected to hold a market share of 45% by 2023.

“Even though the market for food additives made from algae is niche, there is room for growth in the years to come. This is due to customers’ growing desire for natural, healthful, and sustainably derived food products. Food companies are looking for sustainable solutions to reduce their environmental effect, and algae-based food additives can be the answer.” -says Nandini Roy Choudhury Client Partner for Food and Beverages at Future Market Insights, Inc.

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Competitive Landscape

The algae-based food additive market is characterized by the presence of several key players, each striving to gain a higher market share. These companies often engage in several strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, product innovations, and expansions, to strengthen their position in the market. Companies are investing in research and development to generate unique formulations targeting specific needs.

A handful of the leading companies offering algae-based food additives include Corbi, Aliga Microalga, Triton Algae Innovation, Cargil, Gino Biotec, CP Kelco U.S. Inc., AEP Colloid, KIMI, Hispanagar S, Algama Foods, and Arizona Algae Products, LLC.

For instance,

  • The AlgaeProBANOS (APB) project, initiated by The SUBMARINER Network in 2023, aims to develop novel, high-value algae-based products for a variety of industries, including textiles, cosmetics, animal feed, human food, and more.

Key Companies Profiled

  • Corbi
  • Aliga Microalga
  • Triton Algae Innovation
  • Cargil
  • Gino Biotec
  • CP Kelco USA. Inc.
  • AEP Colloid
  • KIMI
  • Hispanagar S
  • Algama Foods
  • Arizona Algae Products, LLC
  • Other Players

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Algae-based Food Additive Market Outlook by Category

By Product Type:

  • Carrageenan
  • Alginate
  • Agar
  • Spirulina
  • Others

By Source:

  • Red Algae
  • Brown Algae
  • Green Algae

By Functionality:

  • Thickening
  • Gelling
  • Stabilizing
  • Emulsifying
  • Enhancing Texture

By Application:

  • Frozen Desserts & Dairy Products
  • Confectionery & Bakery
  • Convenience Food & Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Middle East & Africa

About the Food & Beverage Division at Future Market Insights (FMI)

Expert analysis, actionable insights, and strategic recommendations – the food & beverage team at Future Market Insights (FMI) helps clients from all over the globe with their unique business intelligence needs. With a repertoire of over 1,000 reports and one million+ data points, the team has analyzed the food & beverage industry lucidly in 50+ countries for over a decade. The team provides end-to-end research and consulting services; reach out to explore how we can help.


Nandini Roy Choudhury (Client Partner for Food & Beverages at Future Market Insights, Inc.) has 7+ years of management consulting experience. She advises industry leaders and explores off-the-eye opportunities and challenges. She puts processes and operating models in place to support their business objectives.

She has exceptional analytical skills and often brings thought leadership to the table.

Nandini has vast functional expertise in key niches, including but not limited to food ingredients, nutrition & health solutions, animal nutrition, and marine nutrients. She is also well-versed in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, retail, and chemical sectors, where she advises market participants to develop methodologies and strategies that deliver results.

Her core expertise lies in corporate growth strategy, sales and marketing effectiveness, acquisitions and post-merger integration and cost reduction. Nandini has an MBA in Finance from MIT School of Business. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Nagpur University, India.

Nandini has authored several publications, and quoted in journals including Beverage Industry, Bloomberg, and Wine Industry Advisor

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