Nisin is a polycylic antibacterial peptide, with 34 amino acid residues with major use in food and beverage industry. Two forms of nisin molecules exist in nature: nisin A and nisin Z. Nisin Z differs from nisin A by substitution of asparagine for histidine at position 27. In the food industry, nisin is obtained by culturing Lactococcus lactis on natural substrates, such as dextrose or milk. Nisin was provided with the Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) designation in the US Federal Register and is approved as a natural food preservative in 1988. It is also approved as a natural food preservative by Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization and the European Union. Nisin is the most important member of a class of bacteriocins that kills or inhibits growth of other bacteria in food products.
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Recent trend observed in the market is the use of nisin for cur of cancer. A study conducted by University of Michigan reported that nisin can kill cancer cells and can fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.
The global nisin market report has been segmented on the basis of application and region. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into meat, dairy products, beverages, bakery products, canned products, and others. Meat segment dominates the global market in terms of revenue over the forecast period, owing to increasing consumption of meat across the globe. According to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development-Food and Agriculture Organization, the global meat consumption per capita is expected to reach 35.3 kg retail weight by 2025.
Based on the region the target market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to register highest CAGR in terms of revenue, owing to rising adoption of processed and canned in countries such as India and China in the region. The market in North America is expected to dominate the global market in terms of revenue over the forecast period, owing to increasing use of nisin as preservative in processed cheese, various dairy products, and canned vegetables in this region.
Key players operating in the global nisin market include Danisco A/S, Amtech Biotech Co., Ltd, Chihon Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Cayman Chemical, Royal DSM N.V., Galactic, Handary S.A., Sivelee B.V., Shandong Freda Biotechnology Co., and Zhejiang Silver-Elephant Bio-engineering Co. Ltd.