Almond oil is considered extremely popular among the consumers due to its all-purpose properties as carrier oil. The almond is a species of tree that is native to South Asia and Middle East. Almond oil tree normally grows between three and six meters height. The almond trees are seen to prosper in sunny slopes at a height of seven hundred to seventeen hundred meters and normally prefers stony grounds. Almond oil obtained from almond trees are rich in minerals, proteins, vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Almond oil is specifically high in monounsaturated fatty acid which is called Oleic acid. Almond oil are beneficial in the treatment of skin diseases such as pimples, eczema. Such oils are also beneficial for the treatment of diabetes, kidney problems, gastro enteritis, gastric ulcers and facial neuralgia. They are also considered to be a useful food remedy for anemia.
The global almond oil market has been segmented on the basis of different types and distribution channel. By type the global almond oil market has been segmented into sweet almond oil and bitter almond oil. Sweet almond oil is considered as the refined vegetable oil that helps to improve the skin texture and has intrinsic properties.Sweet almond oil consists of fatty acid composition and are colorless or pale yellow. Sweet almond oil consists of vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6 and also small amounts of vitamin E and D. Due to the presence of vitamin E in almond oil it has antioxidant capabilities. Vitamin oil present in almond oil also is an excellent addition in skin care and hair care products. Sweet almond oil offers deep penetration into the skin and has significant moisture retention together with the presence of high nourishing properties. Antioxidants present in almond oil helps to protect the vital cell structures by neutralizing the free radicals thus providing healthy skin. On the other hand bitter almond oil is colorless or yellow and are prepared by the method of steam distillation of the almond meal of bitter almond seeds. A compound which is called amygdaline differentiates sweet almond oil and bitter almond oil. The market has been further segmented into distribution channel namely online distribution channel and offline distribution channel. Offline distribution channel is further segmented into super markets, hyper markets and specialty stores. Super markets are anticipated to capture a large part of market share of global almond oil market due to the rising number of demands among the population.
The global almond oil market is mainly driven by the rising skin care benefits among the population due to the presence of vitamin E in almond oil. The most beneficial quality of almond oil is that it helps in skin rejuvenation and also protects the dry skin. Almond oils are designed for all kinds of cosmetic and skin care products. However lack of awareness regarding the useful benefits of almond oil coupled with fluctuating prices of the almond oil are restraining the global almond oil market in recent years.
In the region wise study the global almond oil market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.Middle East and Asia Pacific region are anticipated to capture a significant market share due to the presence of large number of manufacturers of almond oil in these regions. China, India, Japan among the Asia Pacific regions are anticipated to show the fastest growth during the forecast period.
Global key participants in the industry includeAAK, Frontier Natural Products, Flora, Oil seed extractions, Proteco, Bajaj, Caloy, Dabur, ESI, GrupoPilimon, HuilesBertin, Humco Compounding, K.K. Enterprise, Mountain Ocean, Now Foods Oliofora, Provital Group among others.