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Food Flavour Enhancer Market

Food Flavour Enhancer Market

Food Flavour Enhancer Market

Food Flavour Enhancer Market By Form (Powder, Liquid), Product Type (Glutamates, Yeast Extract) & Region - Forecast 2022 – 2032

Food Flavour Enhancer Market - Key Research Findings

[350 Pages Report] The global food flavour and enhancer market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period (2022-2032).

Food Flavour Enhancer Market Size Value in 2022

USD ~8.4 Bn

Food Flavour Enhancer Market Forecast Value in 2032

USD ~15.2 Mn

Global Growth Rate (2022 to 2032)

~6.8% CAGR

Forecast Period


The global food flavour enhancer market is estimated to be valued at ~US$ 8.4 Bn by 2022. The food flavour enhancer market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of ~6.8% during the forecast period of 2022-2032.

Plant-based food flavour enhancers are expected to witness high demand during the forecasted period.

The growth of this particular type of food flavour enhancers can be primarily attributed to the increasing awareness of natural ingredients and growing vegan and vegetarian population.

East Asia is estimated to account for maximum revenue share in the food flavour enhancer market through 2032. East Asia is estimated to continue to be an opportunistic market for food flavour enhancer manufacturers and distributors, owing to increased production and demand for organic compliant food flavour enhancer.

Foodservice/HoReCas are expected to generate maximum demand for food flavour enhancers in the forecasted period. Adoption of food flavour enhances in the production of snacks, savouries, and seasoning products is expected to remain instrumental in driving growth of the food flavour enhancer the consumption and production of snacks, savouries and seasonings is increasing rapidly. Manufacturers are launching innovative and unique products in this segment, in order to attract more customers.

Key Factors Shaping Food Flavour Enhancer Market

Plant-based Food Flavour Enhancers Becoming Mainstream

The search for organic and vegetarian products has resulted in food flavour enhancer manufacturers opting for plant-based sources such as plant-extracts or vegetable powders. Also, the population that is turning vegan has been multiplying in the recent years, which might result in plant-based food flavour enhancers gaining popularity during the forecast years.

Also, various health concerns and ethical reasons have resulted in many people opting for meat substitutes. 30% of consumers around the globe were flexitarian and reducetarian in 2016. Thus, plant-based food flavour enhancers are gaining popularity, especially in developed regions such as North America and Europe. These food flavour enhancers are now being manufactured by many companies around the globe to cater to vegan, reducetarian, and flexitarian consumers.

Market players are mainly focusing on manufacturing food flavour enhancers that cater to the vegan population. They are also aiming for introducing food flavour enhancers that could enhance the juicy, succulent flavour profile of vegetarian food products.

Reduction in Small- and Medium-Sized Food Flavour Enhancer Businesses

Few years back, the food flavour enhancer market was fragmented, with various lower- and mid-tier manufacturers that provide these food flavour enhancers to the global market. However, due to various acquisitions of these small- and medium-scale companies by top-tier companies, the number of small and medium companies has decreased, resulting in a more uniform and less diverse market.

In recent years, the food flavour enhancer market has been mostly dominated by a few top companies that have a high market share. Also, the high investments required for product innovation and expansion can only be provided by these top-tier companies.

For example, Archer Daniels Midland Company acquired WILD Flavourss and Specialty Ingredients to increase its product portfolio of clean-label food flavour enhancers. The same was carried out by Kerry Group, which acquired Mastertaste Inc.

Consumers Expectations about Transparency Promoting the Use of Clean-Label Food Flavour Enhancers

Clean-label products are high in demand, and consumers want to know about the ingredients in food products. This has led to their expectations being high regarding transparency in whatever product they buy. Also, various certifications from regulatory bodies in the food industry add value to a product.

This has resulted in food manufacturers feeling the pressure to use clean-label food flavour enhancers in the products that they manufacture. This has increased the demand for food flavour enhancers that are manufactured from natural sources, even if their prices are a bit higher as compared to synthetic food flavour enhancers such as MSG, disodium guanylate, etc.

Food Flavour Enhancer Market Structure Analysis

The global food flavour enhancer market is a moderately consolidated landscape, as 35% - 40% share of the market is held by tier-1 players.

Expansion of businesses through mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, and alliances are the strategies followed by key players in the food flavour enhancer Key market players focus on strategies such as adoption of new technologies to develop innovative products, and further enlargement of sales and distribution channels.

Noteworthy investments in the research and development for novel and sturdy products is projected to boost the growth prospects of the food flavour enhancer

Major players in the food flavour enhancer are B&G Foods Inc., Sensient Technologies Corporation, Cargill Inc., Givaudan S.A., Ajinomoto Group, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Kerry Group, Koninklijke DSM N.V., A&B Ingredients, International Flavours and Fragrances, Bell Flavours & Fragrances, Scelta Mushrooms BV, DPO International Sdn. Bhd., Griffith Foods Inc., Basic Food Flavours Inc., ALFA-FOOD s.r.o., Nikken Foods USA, Inc., and Flavaroma Flavours & Fragrances Pvt. Ltd.

Scope of the Report



Market Size Value in 2022

USD ~8.4 Bn

Market Forecast Value in 2032

USD ~15.2 Bn

Global Growth Rate

~6.8% CAGR

Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

MT for Volume and USD Bn for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Rest of APAC, and MEA

Key Countries Covered

United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, BENELUX, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Oceania, GCC countries, South Africa.

Key Market Segments Covered

Form, Product Type, Source, End Use, Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • B&G Foods Inc.
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Givaudan S.A.
  • Ajinomoto Group
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Kerry Group
  • A&B Ingredients
  • International Flavors and Fragrances
  • Bell Flavors & Fragrances
  • Scelta Mushrooms B.V.
  • DPO International Sdn. Bhd.
  • Penta Manufacturing Company


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Key Segment

By Form :

  • Powder
  • Liquid

By Product Type :

  • Glutamates
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  • Yeast Extract
  • Others (Meat Extract, Plant Extract)

By Source :

  • Plant-based
  • Yeast
  • Seaweed
  • Synthetic

By End Use :

  • Soups and Sauces
  • Meat and Seafood
  • Ready Meals/Prepared Foods
  • Dairy Products
  • Snacks, Savouries and Seasonings
  • Beverages
  • Bakery and Confectionery
  • Foodservice/HoReCa
  • Household/Retail
  • Others

By Region :

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • Southeast Asia & Rest of APAC
  • MEA

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the growth rate of the Food Flavour Enhancer Market?

The Food Flavour Enhancer market is growing at a CAGR of 6.8%.
The forecasted market size is expected to be USD 15.2 Billion for the forecasted year 2022-2032.
The major industry drivers are the demand for snacks, savouries, seasonings, meat & seafood, and soups & sauces
Key strategies used by Food Flavour Enhancer Market participants are product launches, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and R&D activities.
North America, East Asia, Europe, and South Asia and Rest of APAC are the major regions in the industry.
East Asia region consumes the highest amount of Food Flavour Enhancer which is nearly 37%.
The most common types of Food Flavour Enhancer are Glutamates, Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein and Yeast Extract
The market’s major application segment includes meat & seafood, snacks, savouries, seasonings, soups and seasonings.
Some of the key market players in the Food Flavour Enhancer Market are Koninklijke DSM N.V., B&G Foods Inc., Sensient Technologies Corporation, Cargill Inc., Givaudan S.A., Ajinomoto Group, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Kerry Group and A&B Ingredients.

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