Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) are saturated fatty acids
Coconut and palm kernel oils are the main MCT sources. Use of MCT has grown as health conscious consumers seek its effects as a source of energy & fat burner. According to Innova, the number of New Product Launches with MCT have increased by 60% between 2013 and 2018.
MCT are largely used in the keto diet
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat (70%-80%) & low protein & carbohydrate eating plan, which is trending in the market due to its popularity for aiding in weight-loss. The global ketogenic diet food market was valued at USD 9 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 12 billion in 2024.
Acacia gum is the perfect carrier for the encapsulation of MCT oils.
With its strong expertise in acacia gum, Nexira has developed a wide range of solutions enabling the production of powders containing oil loads of 40-75%.