Frozen yogurt also known as frogurt or foyo, is a type of dessert made with milk solids, yogurt culture, milk fat, emulsifiers, gelatin, and sweetener. Flavors and toppings are also added to the frozen yogurt for adding flavor and coloring to it. It is similar to ice-cream and has a sweet taste. Consumption of frozen yogurt dates back to thousands of years in Asia in the form of water ices. In eighteen hundred processes of making frozen yogurt was made simple by technological improvements in this era. In 1980s frozen yogurt gain popularity, owing to increasing awareness regarding the advantages of low-calorie desserts among consumers. Frozen yogurt is commonly served in cones, cups, waffles, banana splits, and crapes. Water and air are two important ingredients for making frozen yogurt. Air is incorporated into the mixture for adding volume and water present in the mixture turn to solid state. It contains ice crystals but is not in a completely frozen state. The stabilizer is added during the process for making frozen yogurt smooth and consistent. Cane sugar, beet sugar, or artificial sweeteners are added to the frozen yogurt for giving it a sweeter taste. Other ingredients such as caseinate derivative, colors, egg solids, and mineral salts are also added to the frozen yogurt. Fruit extracts, spices, nuts, fruits, vanilla can be added to the frozen yogurt for additional flavoring. In addition, due to is probiotic nature frozen yogurt can be consumed without having any digestive problems.
Growing inclination towards healthy food, owing to rising health awareness is anticipated to increase demand for frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt contains probiotics which are also known as good bacteria that are beneficial for the human body. It also contains lower levels of lactose and can be consumed by lactose intolerant individuals. Calcium, protein content in this dessert are also beneficial for bone health. Plain frozen yogurt contains low calories than ice-creams resuting in increase of its consumption among individuals. Frozen yogurt also improves cardiovascular health as helps to convert fiber to healthy fats and maintainance of good cholesterol levels.
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However, frozen yogurt with topping and added sugar contains more calories than ice-cream. This can affect demand for flavored and frozen yogurt with toppings among consumers. In addition, high consumption of frozen yogurt can advisedly affect the health of and individuals is another factor that could limit its demand.
High popularity and availability of various flavors and topping of frozen yogurts are resulting in its high demand in countries such as US and Canada in North America. Increasing demand for healthy food products, coupled with growing retail sector are expected to increase its consumption in countries in the Asia Pacific in the coming years.
By type, the frozen yogurt market is categorized into plain frozen yogurt and flavored frozen yogurt. By application, frozen yogurt market is categorized into minor (age<18), young man (18-30), young woman (18-30), middle-aged person (30-50), and senior (age>50). Key players of frozen yogurt market include Yogen Fruz, Menchie’s, Pinkberry, Red Mango, TCBY, Yogurtland, llaollao, Perfectime, Ben & Jerry’s, Micat, Orange Leaf, and Yogiboost.