Calcium propionate is an organic salt that naturally occurs when calcium hydroxide and propionic acid combine. Numerous foods, such as bread, other baked goods, processed meat, whey, and other dairy products, contain calcium propionate as a preservative. Propionate is used in agriculture, among other things, to prevent milk fever in cows and as a feed supplement. It works similarly to benzoates by stopping microorganisms from generating the energy they require. Propionates don't need an acidic environment, unlike benzoates.
Calcium propionate increases the shelf life of various products by preventing mold and other microbes from growing and reproducing. In the baking sector, mold and bacterial growth are serious problems because baking creates circumstances that are almost perfect for mold formation. Calcium propionate is commonly used in bakery products at 0.1-0.4% (but animal feed may contain up to 1%) as a mold inhibitor. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the UN, and World Health Organization (WHO), have all approved the use of calcium propionate, making the scope for the calcium propionate industry to expand.
The rise of the calcium propionate industry is primarily due to the rising demand for clean-label food products with long shelf lives and calcium propionate's cost-effectiveness in contrast to other substitutes. The study on the global calcium propionate market thoroughly evaluates the market. The research carefully examines key market segments, trends, restraints, drivers, the competitive landscape, and other critical variables.
The calcium propionate industry is predicted to rise at an unprecedented rate as consumers become more conscious of the value of health and the increased need for nutritional products. Consumers' growing preference for natural and organic foods over artificial ones has increased the need for calcium propionate. Due to its safety for consumption, calcium propionate has been employed as a natural component in the food sector.
The food business also uses cutting-edge technology like MAP, bacteriophages, and numerous preservation methods to maintain the quality and safety of food. Additionally, calcium propionate is utilized as animal feed, and the market is expanding due to the substance's growing use as a food preservative. In addition, compared to other options like sorbates, sulfites, etc., calcium propionate is relatively inexpensive despite its many uses. As customers worldwide become more time-constrained, they are embracing the convenience of freezers and microwave cooking, which is driving up demand for processed and ready-to-eat items, including burgers, hot dogs, toast, pizzas, cakes, and other similar products. The usage of preservatives like calcium propionate is anticipated to benefit from such demands during the predicted period. These factors contribute to the exponential rise in the calcium propionate market.
Due to the world's growing population, the food and beverage business has experienced substantial expansion over the past several years. One of the main drivers of the market under study is the expansion of the food and beverage industry. Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific are the global food additive market's leading production and consumption centers. Due to its antibacterial qualities, calcium propionate is employed in various applications in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and animal feed sectors. The demand for calcium propionate from the medical and pharmaceutical industries is growing as a result of Asia-Pacific's expanding pharmaceutical industry. Additionally, the growing demand for animal feed in nations like China and India is increasing market demand in Asia-Pacific.