Food thickeners are used as agents that increases the viscosity of liquid keeping the taste as it is. The global food thickeners market is gaining traction due to rising demand for convenience food due to fast paced life. Food thickeners are used in curries, soups, etc. Thus, the global food thickeners market is expected to grow at robust rate in the upcoming years.
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Food Thickeners – A Therapeutic Boon for Dysphagia
Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder, majorly found in geriatric population .It is a challenge for physicians to treat this disorder because tablets, pills, thin syrups, etc. has the risk of choking. In such cases, food thickeners are used to slow down the process of movement of liquid. The slow movements of liquid in throat minimizes the risk of choking, also not resulting in any damage to the airways and oesophagus. Therefore, it is considered as boon for patients suffering from dysphagia. Many food and beverages companies may introduce variants in food thickeners by offering customization. Thus, the global food thickeners market is projected to expand not just from food perspective but also from health perspective.
Crohn’s Disease to Promote Growth in Global Food Thickners Market
According to on-going research in King’s College London, food additives has a direct link to the bacteria in the gut, this may cause activation of genes that regulate inflammation in the intestine. The clinical trial is said to be monitoring the patient’s symptoms and analysis of the presence of bacteria (microbiome sequencing) and checking of the gut immune signalling.
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If the clinical trials turn out to be successful, this may hold potential health benefits to crohn’s patients and any patient with intestinal disorder. Thus, the global food thickeners market may witness growth opportunities in the near future.