An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Beverage Acidulants Market
This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Beverage Acidulants market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Beverage Acidulants market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.
Beverage acidulants are a vital ingredient in sour, zesty beverages. These acidulants bring a clean and a refreshing taste to any beverage that they are added to. Beverage acidulants also protect the obtained final product from developing any undesirable flavor that may throw off the beverage’s perfect mix. Beverage acidulants are widely used in the beverage processing industry as additives, preservatives, and flavoring agents. Owing to the widespread use and growing demand for high-quality beverages, the safety of the finished product is critical. Supported by approval from various regulating authorities for the use of acidulants in different drinks, beverage acidulants are gaining significant traction.
Citric Acid Beverage Acidulants to Continue Holding Pole Position
There are quite a few varieties of beverage acidulants available commercially, including acetic acid, phosphorus acid, citric acid, and more, with each having their flavor, concentration, and usage limit. The most commonly used acidulant in beverages is the citric acid-based beverage acidulant. It is by far the most important, resourceful, and broadly used organic acid. Citric acid-based beverage acidulants are used for the sharp taste that they provide in soft drinks and sweets. Citric acid is derived from limes and lemons, but is now produced commercially through a fermentation process. Phosphoric acid-based beverage acidulants are the second-most used acidulants in the beverage industry. The major end-product in which these are used are cola drinks. Cola drinks are envisaged to be the best-selling flavored soft drinks, globally. These have a harsh, biting taste that complements the flavor of the cola.
On the basis of form, the beverage acidulants market is segregated into powder, liquid, and granules. The granule form of beverage acidulants is gaining significant traction, and is anticipated to register a relatively high growth rate in the beverage acidulants market over the forecast period.
On the basis of application, the beverage acidulants market is segregated into soft drinks, dairy-based beverages, fruit juices and concentrates, alcoholic beverages, and energy drinks. The segment which seems relatively sturdier over the forecast period is the fruit juices and concentrates beverages segment. It is expected to maintain its high share in the beverage acidulants market over the forecast period, though, the growth rate at which it is expanding is relatively moderate.
On the basis of nature, the beverage acidulants market is segregated into synthetic and organic. The organic segment is expected to be a hot prospect in the coming years, owing to the increased demand for natural and clean label food and beverage products. Major organic beverage acidulants include citric acid-based beverage acidulants, malic acid-based beverage acidulants, and tartaric acid-based beverage acidulants.
Beverage Acidulants Providing a Cost-Effective Solution to Food and Beverage Service Providers
Various beverage manufacturers are focused on providing different beverages at an optimum cost, owing to high demand from consumers. In view of the same, multiple companies have implemented the integrated production approach to deliver cost-effective beverages. Beverage acidulants provide a cost-effective solution in the production of various beverages, including soft drinks, cola drinks, and more.
Organic Beverage Acidulants Gaining Widespread Popularity
An increasing number of consumers are aware of the need for a healthy regime. Organic beverage acidulants such as citric acid-based beverage acidulants are widely used in beverages as additives, since they are naturally-derived preservatives. They are naturally present in almost all citrus fruits. Owing to the increasing awareness about the harmful and ill-effects of synthetic and non-natural acids, consumers are increasingly shifting towards beverages that contain naturally-derived ingredients.
Expansion of Processed Beverages Industry Providing Significant Boost to the Beverage Acidulants Market
One of the primary factors anticipated to boost the beverage acidulants market across the globe is the expansion of the beverage processing industry in various developing and less-developed countries.
In countries with a rapidly increasing urban population such as India, China, and Brazil, and regions such as the Middle East, the demand for processed beverages is growing significantly. This is attributed to increasing product visibility, adoption of retail formats, and launch of new and more beneficial products, owing to naturally-derived ingredients that offer various health benefits to consumers.
Beverage Acidulants Give an Enhanced Flavor and Shelf Life to Beverages
The use of beverage acidulants not only enhance flavor but also increase the shelf life of beverages. They also improve the taste of beverages. Taste, shelf life, and flavor are all vital factors that determine individual choices. The increasing demand for improved shelf-life and flavor in beverages is providing a significant lift to the beverage acidulants market.
FMI has compiled a study on beverage acidulants, which offers an analysis and forecast of the beverage acidulants market, in its publication titled, Beverage Acidulants Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2027. This report on the beverage acidulants market covers some of the vital facets that are key influencing factors on the demand and supply of beverage acidulants over the next several years. An in-depth review of the growth drivers, potential challenges, different trends, and opportunities for market participants equip readers to fully comprehend the overall landscape of the beverage acidulants market. The report on the beverage acidulants market also covers the analysis of key regions and countries of particular interest that are anticipated to become frontrunners or remain laggards over the forecast period. The report includes a historical analysis of the market from 2013 to 2017, and provides forecasts from 2018 to 2027 in terms of volume in metric tons and revenue in US$.
Beverage acidulants are additives that are added to give a sharp taste to finished products or beverages. Acids, in the form of acidulants, have been used for decades as important contributors to flavour, and the environment that is produced by the acid prohibits the growth of many harmful microorganisms.
Most beverages need the inclusion of an acidulant to give a sour or acidic taste.
Major beverage acidulants include acetic acid, fumaric acid, citric acid, malic acid, phosphoric acid, lactic acid, and tartaric acid. Each beverage acidulant has its own taste profiles. The most common, citric acid, has a lemony taste, while acetic acid possesses a familiar vinegar flavour. Also, tartaric acid gives a sharp taste that doesn't last for a long time, while malic acid possesses a sharp taste with a slower build up. Lactic acid has a flavour that lasts and is relatively mild.
Natural foods from which the acidulants are extracted include oranges, tomatoes, apples, lemons, and citrus fruits. Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits, and it is by far the most widely used acid in food and beverage products. Initially, it could only be extracted from citrus fruits, but now, most of it is prepared by fermentation. Around half of all citric acid in food and beverages is used as a beverage acidulant.
The ethnic flavors emerging in soft drinks are having an increasingly significant impact on new product developments in the beverage industry, resulting in an increased demand for beverage acidulants. A growing Hispanic population in the U.S. has helped summer drinks gain a significant share from a broad base of consumers. The use of acidulants in beverages has experienced a considerable hike with attention on ethnic flavors.
In order to provide the users of this report with a comprehensive view of the beverage acidulants market, we have included a detailed competitive analysis, key beverage acidulants market players, and their strategy overview. A dashboard view of the entire landscape provides a comprehensive comparison of beverage acidulant manufacturers on metrics such as total revenue, product offerings, and key differentiators. The study encompasses beverage acidulants market attractiveness analysis by product type, application, form, and nature. The report also covers detailed drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities assessment in the beverage acidulants market.
The report includes company profiles and revenue generated from companies across North America, Latin America, Europe, China, Asia Pacific excluding China, and the Middle East & Africa. By product type, the global beverage acidulants market is segmented into citric acid, acetic acid, fumaric acid, lactic acid, phosphoric acid, malic acid, and tartaric acid. Citric acid beverage acidulants are expected to have a substantial share in the beverage acidulants market, globally. By application, the global beverage acidulants market is segmented into soft drinks, dairy-based beverages, fruit juices and concentrates, alcoholic beverages, and energy drinks. By form, the global beverage acidulants market is segmented into liquid, powder, and granules. The powder form has a significant share in the market, in terms of both, revenue and quantity. By nature, the global beverage acidulants market is segmented into synthetic and organic. Synthetic beverage acidulants are preferred, however, the organic segment is growing at a significant rate.
For estimation of the market size, the production of different types of beverage acidulants is analyzed, which is then cross-referenced with the quantity utilized for various end use applications by analysing permissible limits and review of ingredient labels. This was then validated with the production capacity, share of volume and revenue market share of key players offering beverage acidulant products. The prices of the products have been collected at the manufacturer level to arrive at the market size for beverage acidulants.
The report provides detailed competitive and company profiles of key participants operating in the global beverage acidulants market. Some of the major companies operating in the worldwide beverage acidulants market are Cargill, Inc., Tate and Lyle, Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., Batory Nutra, Archer Daniels Midland, Cobion N.V., DairyChem, Hexagon Overseas, Parry Enterprises India Ltd., FBC Industries, Inc., Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd., Jones Hamilton Co., Balchem Ingredient Solution, The Sumo Food Ingredients (SFI) (Chemelco International B.V. Products), Bartek Ingredients Inc. (TorQuest Partners), Shephard Bros., Suntran Industrial Group Ltd., and Distillerie Mazzari S.p.A., among others.
Beverage Acidulants Market – By Product Type
Beverage Acidulants Market – By Application
Fruit Juices and Concentrates
Beverage Acidulants Market – By Form
Beverage Acidulants Market – By Nature
Beverage Acidulants Market – By Region
Asia Pacific excluding China
Middle East & Africa
Beverage Acidulants Market Reports - Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
4. Global Beverage Acidulants Market - Pricing Analysis
20. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
21. Research Methodology