Teaseed Cake Market: Introduction
Teaseed cake is the residue of camellia oil extraction of tea seeds, also known as camellia seeds. The residue is compressed into the shape of a cake and contains saponin, a toxic chemical which reacts and destroys the red blood cells of fish. Teaseed cake is used as a natural pesticide as well as a fertilizer in agriculture and aquaculture.
In the aquaculture sector, farmers of prawns and shrimps extensively use teaseed cakes for many purposes. Teaseed cakes can selectively kill fish without injuring or damaging prawns or other food organisms. Therefore, these are used to kill predator fish in ponds and also to clean ponds by killing earthworms, snails, tadpoles, clams, and other pests. Additionally, teaseed cakes can be used as a nature organic fertilizer because of their high protein content. These also help shrimps to cast their shell faster. Furthermore, teaseed cakes are used in the agriculture sector for various applications. These are used in rice fields to kill apple snails, amazonian snails, and golden apple snails. Teaseed cake is used to kill snails and earthworms in vegetable fields, flower fields, and golf courts as well.
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However, there are some side effects or disadvantages of using a teaseed cake. The concentration of saponin in a teaseed cake varies from 10-15%, which is difficult to determine and excessive use of the saponin can cause long-term sublethal effects to crustacean immune systems.
Teaseed Cake Market: Dynamics
Aquaculture and agriculture sectors are growing with a healthy rate and relatively increasing the demand for economical and natural fertilizers, pesticides, and fish-killing agents. Owing to the extensive use of teaseed cake in aquaculture, the demand for teaseed cake is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period.
Teaseed cake has various advantages over other products as it can kill snails with significant effect and no toxic residue. It can clean a pond without polluting it, is a natural organic fertilizer, and rich in different kinds of nutrient substances such as protein, fiber, and sugar. These factors are projected to significantly increase the growth of the teaseed cake market over the forecast period.
However, the higher chemical composition of saponin in teaseed cake can cause long-term sublethal effects to crustacean immune systems. This is expected to hamper the growth of the tea seed cake market over the forecast period.
Teaseed Cake Market: Segmentation
The teaseed cake market can be segmented into product type, application, end use, and region.
On the basis of product type, the global teaseed cake market is segmented into:
- Teaseed Cake with Straw
- Teaseed Cake without Straw
On the basis of application, the global teaseed cake market is segmented into:
- Fish-killing Agents
On the basis of end use, the global teaseed cake market is segmented into:
Teaseed Cake Market: Regional Outlook
The Asia Pacific region is expected to have a prominent share in the teaseed cake market owing to the presence of significant number of teaseed cake manufacturers in the region and because the region’s tea seed yield is the highest in the world. Countries like China, India, and ASEAN countries are projected to register significant growth in the teaseed cake market due to the increasing aquaculture sector. The growing agriculture sector in the region is also expected to push the growth of the Asia Pacific teaseed cake market over the forecast period.
North America is expected to have promising growth in the teaseed cake market owing to the increasing demand for natural pesticides and fertilizers in the region. The growing agriculture sector in the European region and government regulations for using natural fertilizers and pesticides are expected to create significant demand for teaseed cakes in the region.
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Teaseed Cake Market: Market Participants
Some of the market participants in the global teaseed cake market are:
- FLH, Ltd
- Taiwan Fu Kung Industrial Co., Ltd.
- Neospark Drugs and Chemicals Private Limited
- Xi’an Pincredit Bio-Tech Co., Ltd.
- Xian Shan Yuan Agriculture & Technology Co., Ltd.
- S. Joshi & Company
- Anhui Huayin Camellia Oil Co., Ltd.
- Gih Hwa Enterprise Co., Ltd.
- Blue Weight Biotech LLP
- Yichun City Qingsong Industry Co., Ltd.
- Jiangxi Chunyuan Green Foodstuff Co., Ltd.
- Jiangxi Golden Deer Oil Co., Ltd.
- Guangshui Tushi Agriculture Development Co., Ltd.