Gluten Free Food Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,
Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2015 – 2021
51 Page Report
Gluten-free Food Products Market Driven by Rising Number of Celiac
Disease Patients, to Reach US$4.89 bn by 2021
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Gluten Free Food Market
Though gluten free food is meant for patients suffering from Celiac disease or showing symptoms of gluten
intolerance, a rising number of consumers prefer gluten free food due to lifestyle choices rather than
medical necessity. This has considerably boosted the global gluten free food market. The market stood at a
valuation of US$2.8 bn in 2014. Expanding at a CAGR of 7.7% during the period from 2015 to 2021, the
global gluten free food market is anticipated to be worth US$4.9 bn by 2021.
Gluten is a protein found in barley, rye, and wheat. Though gluten free food is assumed to be healthy by a
growing number of customers, there is no scientific evidence to avoid gluten if a person does not suffer
from gluten intolerance. The growing awareness about wellness and robust marketing by key players have
propelled the growth of the global gluten free food market.
How researchers are enhancing the taste of gluten free bakery products?
For long, researchers have been working to enhance the taste of gluten free bakery products such as
breads. Gluten has a structural property to form an ‘elastic network’ on combining with water that
enhances the taste of breads and cakes. The lack of this important component in gluten free breads made
from grains such as rice and buckwheat leads to their inferior taste. Addressing this issue, Italian scientists
Ombretta Polenghi and Virna Cerne have...