Published By : 26 Feb 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Nuts and seeds are considered as one of the most food items of everyday diet as it contains essential nutrients such as folate, fiber, proteins, and essential minerals. Nuts refer to as hard-shelled fruits, which are dry and possess edible kernel. On the other hand, seeds are embryonic plants, which are bounded by a seed coat. Ripe seeds are deduced from cereals, legumes, and nuts.
The major types of nuts available across the globe include:
On the other hand, the major types of seeds comprise:
In recent years, the global market for nuts and seeds have witnessed shifts in the consumption pattern of nuts and seeds among the population in different parts of the world. The consumption of nuts and seeds in moderate quantity helps in prevention of diabetes, reducing the incidence of heart disease, reducing blood cholesterol levels. As a result, these factors are expected to fuel the growth of the global market for nuts and seeds in the next few years.
In addition, the growing market for modified crops is further estimated to boost the demand for nuts and seeds in the global market in the near future. Consumption of nuts and seeds in moderate quantities also helps in controlling the visceral adiposity, metabolic syndrome, and blood pressure. Increasing demand for genetically-modified crops is projected to augment the growth of the global nuts and seeds market in the near future.
On the flip side, the rising costs of raw materials and adverse effects owing to the excess consumption of seeds and nuts are the major factors that are expected to hamper the growth of the global nuts and seeds market in the next few years.
Some of the major players operating in the global market for nuts and seeds are Archer Daniels Midlands Company, Diamond Foods Inc., Richardson International, Cargill Inc., and Syngenta AG. Several developing nations are offering expansion opportunities, due to which many players are projected to seek an entry into the global nuts and seeds market in the near future.