Smoke ingredients are food additives used in the food industry to add smoke characteristics to food products. These food products may and may not be grilled or roasted. The smoke is usually embedded in this food in liquid form.
Liquid smoke is obtained from the complete combustion of hardwoods like maple, oak, and hickory plants. During the combustion process, condensate is formed and collected. The condensate collected is called liquid smoke. While reports have been made regarding the probability of food burning when barbecuing and grilling, the use of standard smoking ingredients can be used to solve this problem. Hence, the use of smoke ingredients in food processing is economical.
Smoke ingredients help food producers optimize production and prevent batch-batch variation since the ingredients often accelerate Millard's reaction and enhance roasted flavor. Smoke ingredients are also applied in atomization, drenching, direct addition, and dry forms at various stages involved in food processing. They are used in food items such as meat, poultry, sauces, snacks, seafood, bread, and many others. Examples of smoke ingredients include; grill, smoke, hickory, and more.
Increasing demand for processed food and ready-to-eat meal are major factors facilitating the growth of the industry. Also, diversity in application and preservative potential are factors fueling the growth of the global smoke ingredients markets, and this will continue over the forecast period.
Smoke Ingredients for Food Market Growth Drivers
Smoke ingredients are used in the food processing industry to preserve and enhance the taste of food products. They are used to give an exotic smoky flavor to food items without the outer part of it being burnt. Food manufacturers find smoke ingredients easy to use and handle.
Vegetarians food products often contain smoke ingredients because smoke ingredients give the foods a feel of smoked meat. These properties are what is generating the surge in demand for smoke ingredients for food, and this is slated to accelerate the growth of the industry over the forecast period. Also, the diversity in the application of smoke ingredients in the various end-user sectors is another factor fostering the smoke ingredients market’s acceleration.
Smoke ingredients find application in the food processing industry, bakery and confectionery industry, restaurants, and more. Consumers’ preference for smoke ingredients and the ready availability of smoke ingredients in retails stores are also slated to drive the growth of the smoke ingredients market over the forecast period. However, the rise in awareness about the carcinogenic nature of smoked items or food products can restrain the market growth in years to come.
Smoke Ingredients for Food Market: Region-wise Analysis
Europe and North America are the largest markets for the global smoke ingredients markets. Growth in this region is expected to be moderate since these regions are matured market for smoke ingredients for food. These regions are slated to remain on dominance over during the forecast period and aftermath. The Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region for the smoke ingredients for the food market, and it's expected to register a healthy CAGR over the foreseeable period.
Growing demand for smoke ingredients among consumers and increasing technological advancement within the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa are major factors expected to fuel the growth of the global smoke ingredients for the food market during the forecast period.
Smoke Ingredients for Food Market: Competitive Landscape
- Associated British Foods plc.
- Dempsey Corporation
- FRUTAROM Savory Solutions GmbH
- Kerry Ingredients
- Red Arrow
- Redbrook Ingredient Services
- WIBERG GmbH.
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil)
- Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia)
- East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
- South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia)
- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
- Middle East & Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa)
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Global Smoke Ingredients for Food Market Segment Analysis
The global smoke ingredients for food market can be segmented on the following basis:
- Others (Emulsion and concentrates)
- Meat and Seafood
- Bakery and Confectionery
- Others (Sauce and snacks)
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