Demand for GOS and Lactoferrin growing in China

Demand for GOS and Lactoferrin growing in China

This growth is due to sustained demand from the food nutrition, beverages--especially baby formula--and pharmaceuticals industries in China.

GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharides) is the non-digestible carbohydrate that reaches the colon intact and is hydrolyzed by specific positive members of the colon microflora. It acts as prebiotic and has been widely used in food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, confectionery and especially in infant formula to soften the stools of formula-fed babies.

Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein, and a member of a transferrin family. It plays a role in binding iron in the gut and breaking open the cell membranes of microorganisms. Lactoferrin is used as a functional ingredient in many finished products like baby foods, yoghurt, cereals and food supplements.

With billions of population and the consumers' increasing consciousness about health, the demand fornutrition products is increasing stably in China. GOS and Lactoferrin markets in China witness a rapid development in recent years. It is estimated that the yearly demands for GOS and Lactoferrin in China market will reach more than 10000 tons and 30 tons respectively.

Obviously, there is a big demand gap for the two products in China at present. Fenchem is now looking for oversea manufacturers intended to distribute the GOS and Lactoferrin in China. With a specialized team for marketing, sales, quality control and technical support, we are now planning to import good oversea products for Chinese consumers.

Fenchem is a science-based supplier of food ingredients and supplement ingredients for more than 15 years. After Fenchem Inc in USA and Fenchem EU in Czech Republic, the new office in Malaysia is the third overseas branch. Fenchem its own quality control center contributes to guarantee the products to meet the customers’ standards.

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