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Lactose-Intolerant & Vegan Population Fueling the India Lactose Free Dairy Products Market Growth
Published Date: 26 Aug 2022

As fast as the world is evolving, the day-to-day life of people is truly becoming hectic, such that they have minimal or no time for food preparations. However, health concerns are escalating too, and people are choosing food & beverages that meet their nutritional requirements. 

Yet, not every individual is the same or has replicating nutritional needs. In a country like India, a prominent number of people are lactose intolerant, a health condition where digesting dairy products is difficult for the digestive system. 

Lactose intolerance is becoming increasingly common among people, owing to which, the demand for lactose-free dairy products is rising too. And why not? To attain all the essential nutrients of regular dairy products for those who are unable to digest lactose, several prominent companies are increasingly introducing new dairy-free products and expanding their production & distribution capabilities to cater to the burgeoning demands throughout the country. 

Hence, the research report reveals that the India Lactose-Free Dairy Products Market is set to register a CAGR of around XX% during 2022-27. 

Since lactose-free dairy products are engineered to meet nutrients like calcium & vitamins, even health-conscious people with no such intolerance are using these products, thereby stimulating the overall industry expansion. 

The concept itself is truly intriguing, and perhaps it is why we must continue reading the blog to learn more about the dynamic industry and the reasons behind its substantial growth & popularity across India.

What are the Driving Factors for the Popularity of Lactose-Free Dairy Products in India? 

Apart from the fact that a vast number of the population exhibit lactose intolerance in India, stimulating the demand for such products currently, the growing awareness among people about the availability of the high-quality product and the active participation of numerous companies, untapped opportunities to widen their reachability has also played a prominent role in the industry expansion. Hence, this industry is booming and is also one of the fastest-growing sectors in the dairy industry across India.

Besides, let us not ignore the fact that dairy products are highly versatile and can be used in numerous food & beverages, offering an expansive range of products for the customers. However, if you feel that the lactose intolerant population might not be able to taste such products, let us burst the bubble. The availability of lactose-free dairy products has catered to the cravings of people, just similar to regular milk. Such factors have attracted a substantial population toward these products and, in turn, have generated growth opportunities for the leading players to increase their production & distribution capacities to cater to the burgeoning demands across India.

Moreover, awareness among people through smart marketing strategies by the manufacturers & companies about the availability of these products has played a prominent role in fueling the demand & sales for lactose-free dairy products across different distribution channels, both online & offline, and positively influenced the market. In fact, observing the massive demand for these products, the industry exemplifies a vast competition in this industry between prominent companies and demonstrates an introduction of numerous products ranging different content & composition. It adds up to another aspect behind the growing sales & popularity of these products in India. 

The most popular lactose-free dairy products include almond & soy milk and yogurt, among others, and their easy availability & affordability driving the industry. 

Popular Lactose-Free Dairy Products in India

The most extensively available and popular variety of lactose-free dairy products in India include milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and others like cream, condensed milk, and more. 

Yet, the sales of Milk are greater than any other product and estimated for the largest share in this market across India. And why not? Milk is versatile, used in different food & beverages, and is essential to meet the body's nutritional needs. This prominent ingredient in numerous food & beverages is popularly used to address people's cravings for different items, be it raw milk, cakes, milkshakes, or anything else. 

It has also instigated the leading players to bring a variety of milk derived from ingredients like soy, rice, almond, coconut, cashew, hazelnut, hemp, and oats, among others. In fact, lactose intolerants are not the only ones using these products, but the emergence of vegans in the country has a say in the massive demand for plant-based milk. 

The growing awareness among people about the richness of lactose-free products in protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, riboflavin, & vitamin D, among others, is defining why people are projecting such an inclination toward these products in India. Nonetheless, lactose-free is also much sweeter than regular ones due to the addition of lactase that enables the body to break down lactose into glucose & galactose. 

Wrapping Up

By far, the blog has led to an understanding of how lactose-free dairy products are catering to the needs of people throughout the country, not just among those who find it difficult to digest lactose but also among the health & environment-conscious vegan population. With such factors alongside the parameters discussed above, we can conclude that the demand for these products is likely to remain in continual demand and drive the India Lactose Free Dairy Products Market toward substantial growth in the coming years. 

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