Chia seeds became one of the most popular super foods between the health conscious people. The chia seeds have a nutritional value and it also offers energy boosting power. People can digest chia seeds easily if it is prepared properly. It also has versatile ingredients that adds value to the recipes. The seeds offer high nutrition and medicinal value. Chia seeds have good nutritional value which helps to keep the bone good. It includes calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein. Also chia seeds helps to go down the blood sugar. Chia seeds also helps to improve the quality of the sports drink. It has been noticed that the CAGR of the chia seeds is going up gradually.
The market of global Chia seed market is anticipated to be driven by the nutritional and health related properties. It is used as a food supplement. It is very popular in the vegetarian and gluten free diets. Chia seed has antioxidants content it helps to prevent premature skin aging due to inflammation free radical damages. Chia seeds also helps to keep it in balance of blood sugar due to its high fiber content and healthy fats. Chia seeds also regulates cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Apart from that chia seeds have many nutritional value such as fiber, protein, antioxidants, and calcium, phosphorus, manganese and omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds also can be substitute of eggs. It also contains proteins, fiber and an excellence source of omega-3 fatty acids. But excessive chia seed consumption can bring several problem such as blood thinners, prostate cancer for men. It aids digestion and it a good remedy for people suffering from gastric problems.
Global Chia seed market can be segmented on the basis of color of the chia seed such as black, white and brown. Chia seeds also can be segmented on the basis of form of the product such as whole chia seeds, chia bran, ground chia and chia seed oil. On the basis of application Chia seeds is segmented into food, beverage and nutraceutical. Food application can be further sub segmented into bakery, breakfast cereals and soups & gravies.
Geographically, the Global chia seed industry can be divided by major regions which include North America, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific region, Japan, Middle East and Africa. Maximum supply of the chia seeds comes from the Latin America. Argentina and Bolivia are the main supplier of chia seeds. Chia seeds are becoming increasingly popular in Europe due to their nutritional- and health-related properties. They are used as a food supplement and are popular in vegetarian and gluten-free diets. Additionally, they are used in the bakery industry as an ingredient in bread or as a topping. Due to legislative limitations, their use in large industries is still restricted, but potential market opportunities in Europe are abundant.
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The major players identified across the value chain of global chia seed market include Health Works Chia Seeds, Garden Of Life Organic Chia Seed, Tru roots organic chia seeds, Navitas Naturals Organic Chia Seeds, Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds, Nutiva Organic Chia Seed, Spectrum Essentials Chia Seeds, Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Chia Seeds, Benexia etc. The companies are emphasizing on research and development and new product development in order to maintain the competitive advantage in global Chia seed market during the forecast period. In order to meet the increasing demand of Chia seed companies are also focusing on the packaging of the product by this they will make the sales strategies of their products.