Flavor enhancers are food additives that enhance the existing flavors in food and beverages without introducing any flavor of their own. They intensifies, masks bitterness and imparts roundedness and fullness to the overall taste. Common flavor enhancers include monosodium glutamate (MSG), disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, and calcium caseinate. Flavor enhancers are increasingly being used in convenience food products such as soups, sauces, snacks, and ready to eat meals to improve taste with minimum effort. The global flavor enhancer market is primarily driven by the expanding convenience food industry and rising demand for enhanced and vivid flavors in food products.
The global flavor enhancer market is estimated to be valued at US$ 4.22 Mn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 24.% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
One of the major driver for increasing growth of flavor enhancer market is growing demand for convenience food products across the globe.Consumer lifestyle changes and busy schedules have raised the demand for convenience foods that are easy to cook or ready-to-eat. Flavor enhancers helps food manufacturers to attain better taste in convenient food products with minimum efforts.Moreover, flavor enhancers allows enhancing existing flavors in the food products without introducing any new flavors. This property of flavor enhancers drives its increasing application in wide range of food processing industry.
The flavor enhancer market can be segmented into natural and artificial flavor enhancers. The natural flavor enhancer segment currently dominates the market and accounts for around 65% share. This is because of the growing health conscious consumer preference for products with clean label and natural ingredients. Within the natural segment, yeast extracts are the largest sub-segment.
Political: Regulatory bodies like FDA regulate the usage of flavor enhancers and have set guidelines on permissible limits. Non-compliance can attract penalties.
Economic: Rising income levels and changing lifestyle is driving the demand for convenience and ready-to-eat food products. This acts as a major growth driver for the flavor enhancer market.
Social: Health trends like veganism, clean eating are prompting consumers to check labels for artificial ingredients. This is beneficial for natural flavor enhancer segment.
Technological: Players are developing advanced flavor encapsulation technologies to minimize the quantity used while maximizing sensory experience. Advanced extraction methods aid in production of high purity natural flavor enhancers.
The Global Flavor Enhancer Market Growth is expected to witness high over the forecast period. North America currently accounts for around 35% share of the global market majorly driven by the U.S. Preference for clean label and natural products is driving sales in the region.
Regional analysis: Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region in the flavor enhancer market driven by population growth, rising income levels and growth in the food processing industry in countries like China and India.
Key players operating in the flavor enhancer market are BOL Pharma, Tilray, Medreleaf Corporation, Aurora Cannabis, Inc., Canopy Growth Corporation. These players are focusing on capacity expansion, new product development and mergers & acquisitions to strengthen their market position.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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