The family-run French company said its range of Lynside Nutri Organic has now gained gluten-free certification, meaning that both its conventional and organic certified ranges are now gluten-free.
Lesaffre said that although some believe the gluten-free market is set for a slow-down, recent research from Allied Market Research suggests the market will grow from €2.74 billion ($3.13 bn) in 2015 to €4.6 bn ($5.28 bn) by 2022.
“Although our range of conventional nutritional yeasts Lynside Nutri is already catering to this need, we now see great opportunities for Lynsid Nutri Organic”, said Pauline Colard, nutritional product manager at Lesaffre.
The company added that while the use of nutritional yeasts – which are often packed with nutrients including proteins, B vitamins, dietary fibres, and minerals like potassium and zinc – is proving popular, there is also growing demand for functional and nutritional ingredients to be certified as organic or gluten-free.
“The benefits of nutritional yeasts are well-known and they have been used by consumers for decades, but with this new gluten-free certification, Lesaffre Human Care is now able to access a lot of new markets within the organic health and wellness realm”, she adds.
The ingredient comes in two forms – flakes or a powder. The flakes are designed to flakes are designed to be directly packaged for retail, while the powder is recommended for applications in functional foods and dietary supplements.