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Chicory root is the raw material for inulin, one of the most popular prebiotic ingredients.  Getty Images.

Prebiotics group concurs with $5.5 billion figure on global market

By Hank Schultz

Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.

Algatech grows its algae in closed tubes in the Arava Desert in southern Israel.  Algatech photo

Algatech triples fucoxanthin production capacity

By Hank Schultz

Algatechnologies has tripled its production capacity for its proprietary fucoxanthin ingredient, cited strong demand. The ingredient, branded as FucoVital, was launched in the US market in 2018.

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