Flavor Enhancer Market Research Report- Forecast till 2032

Flavor Enhancer Market Research Report Information By Type (Natural and Artificial), Ingredients (Glutamate, Acidulant, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Proteins, and Others), Form (Powder, Liquid and Others), Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Snacks, Beverages, Meat Products, and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/3442-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | February 2024         

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Global Flavor Enhancer Market Overview


Flavor Enhancer Market Size was valued at USD 3.9 billion in 2022. The Flavor Enhancer market industry is projected to grow from USD 4.10 Billion in 2023 to USD 6.15 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.20% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). A growing tendency towards more exotic and ethnic flavors and an increased desire for healthful components are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Flavor Enhancer Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Flavor Enhancer Market Trends



  • Growing preference for ready-to-eat meals is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for flavor enhancer supplements is being driven by the rising preference for ready-to-eat meals. The need for convenience foods and ready-to-eat meals drives the market for food flavor enhancers. Food flavor enhancers are widely employed in ready-to-eat items because customers often prioritize flavor above quality in their short attention spans. Most people in the workforce prefer convenience meals, and companies are adapting by increasing the production of food flavor enhancers. The demand for natural and plant-based flavor enhancers in developed nations is also helping the market for food flavor enhancers. As more people use convenience foods and ready-to-eat meals, the need for flavor enhancers for food will continue to increase. Food flavor enhancers are typically used with salty meals to improve the flavor of soups, sauces, and other goods. For instance, monosodium glutamate is typically found in protein-rich meals, including fish, meat, and milk. Due to customer fascination with the varied tastes and flavors of food items worldwide, the market for food flavor enhancers is expanding. The broad applicability of flavor enhancers is another factor propelling the market for food flavors enhancers.


Due to the growing health risks associated with the intake of synthetic/artificial flavors, there is a surge in demand for natural food flavors, and consumers are seen avoiding artificial colors and flavors. The market is being driven by natural flavors, such as citrus peel and juice, fruit essences, spice vanilla sugar, coffee flavorings, etc., in various applications, including processed foods and drinks. The market is being driven by natural flavors, such as citrus peel and juice, fruit essences, spice vanilla sugar, coffee flavorings, etc., in various applications, including processed foods and drinks. A further significant market driver is the rising desire for foods with sensory appeal. People choose everyday meals based on their flavor and scent. Consumers' more contemporary eating habits are increasing in demand overall in this sector. Another significant force in the industry is the growing demand for monosodium glutamate. These ingredients include many frozen meals, processed meats, and vegetable soups. This element is used in carefully measured amounts to improve flour in meals. The total market is growing due to the Chinese market's need for monosodium glutamate. Thus, such factors are driving the Flavor Enhancer market revenue.


Flavor Enhancer Market Segment Insights


Flavor Enhancer Type Insights


The Flavor Enhancer market segmentation, based on type, includes natural and artificial. The natural segment dominated the market, accounting for 75% of market revenue. Natural flavors comprise extracts from organic materials, such as essential oils, oleoresins, extractives, distillates, or by-products of processing techniques like roasting, heating, etc. Roasted coffee beans, vanilla root extracts, and other ingredients are examples of natural flavor. A unique natural flavor called fruit flavor concentrate is created by vacuum-sealing the water out of the concentration and putting the scent back in.


Figure 1: Flavor Enhancer Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Flavor Enhancer Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Flavor Enhancer Ingredients Insights


Based on ingredients, the Flavor Enhancer market segmentation includes glutamate, acidulant, yeast extract, hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, and others. The acidulant category generated the most income. Acidulants are frequently used in the confectionery and baking industries to extend shelf life and give goods a smooth texture. Because of the functional advantages of acidulants, such as flavor enhancement, leavening, low hygroscopicity, heat resistance, dough conditioning, and mold inhibition, consumption has increased due to consumers' preference for high-quality and freshly baked meals. The bakery industry is expanding due to the rising demand for portable snacks brought on by urbanization and a larger working population.


Flavor Enhancer Form Insights


Based on form, the Flavor Enhancer market segmentation includes powder, liquid, and others. The powder segment dominated the market, accounting for 75% of market revenue. Due to benefits like ease of handling and a lower risk of incompatibility compared to liquid dosage forms, demand for powdered flavor enhancers is growing daily at an impressive rate. Customers can also purchase powdered enhancers in sachets, bags, or envelopes. The primary benefits of the powdered form include minimal dusting, better dosage flexibility, higher absorption, stability, and bioavailability. When combined as an addition, the product's simplicity of use also spurs expansion.


Flavor Enhancer Application Insights


Based on application, the Flavor Enhancer market segmentation includes bakery & confectionery, dairy & frozen desserts, snacks, beverages, meat products, and others. The bakery & confectionery segment dominated the market. Products without additives, artificial colors, artificial taste enhancers, or artificial preservatives have clean labels. In addition, several restaurant and grocery store chains are disseminating lists of ingredients not permitted in the food served in their businesses. Additionally, several producers are substituting more natural ingredients for artificial tastes and colors. As more individuals opt for particular drinks to keep hydrated and maintain nutritional balance, the popularity of functional beverages is growing, which is a significant additional development.


Flavor Enhancer Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Flavor Enhancer market area will dominate this market, Ready-to-eat food consumption has increased due to the rise of organized retail in Germany and the UK, and packaged consumables are expected to fuel regional industry growth. Growing consumer awareness of clean-label products is a key element fueling market expansion in this area.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: FLAVOR ENHANCER MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


FLAVOR ENHANCER MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's Flavor Enhancer market accounts for the second-largest market share. Increased demand for natural foods, expanding consumer knowledge of nutritious meals, and rising disposable incomes all point to a significant expansion in the area. Further, the German Flavor Enhancer market held the largest market share, and the UK Flavor Enhancer market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Flavor Enhancer Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The condiments that Asia-Pacific customers prefer the most are hot pot condiments and Chinese-style compound condiments. A few other factors supporting the market expansion in the Asia Pacific region are reduced manufacturing costs, wide availability, diverse application, and multi-functional properties. Moreover, China's Flavor Enhancer market held the largest market share, and the Indian Flavor Enhancer market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Flavor Enhancer Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The market for flavor enhancers will expand due to major market participants spending a lot of money on R&D to diversify their product offerings. Market participants also engage in various strategic initiatives to broaden their worldwide reach. Significant market developments include new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, greater investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Flavour Enhancer industry needs to provide affordable products to grow and thrive in a more competitive and challenging market environment.


Manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs is one of the most important business strategies producers employ in the flavor enhancer Industry to serve customers and expand the market sector. In recent years, the Flavor Enhancer industry has offered some of the most significant advantages. Major players in the Flavor Enhancer market, including AB Mauri, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, sometimes known as ADM, is a American business established in 1902 and has its corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Cereal grains and oilseeds are processed at over 270 factories and 420 crop procurement sites worldwide into goods used in the food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial, and animal feed sectors. In January 2019, Florida Chemical Co., a producer of citrus-based flavors and perfumes, was purchased by Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM). Florida Chemical Co produces grapefruit and other citrus flavorings, essential oils, and enhancers. The acquisition will aid ADM in bolstering its market share in citrus-based flavor enhancers.


An operational division of Associated British Foods (ABF) is AB Mauri. It was created in 2004 from the baking ingredients businesses that ABF had bought, such as those from Burns Philp in Australia, Sohovos in Brazil, DSM in Europe, and Innovative Cereal Systems in Oregon. In May 2019, Italmill, a major participant in the Italian bread ingredients market that includes flavor enhancers, was purchased by AB Mauri. Italmill's legacy of innovation and tradition provides AB Mauri with a depth of knowledge in flour blends, frozen technologies, pizza and pastry mixes, and sourdough.


Key Companies in the Flavor Enhancer market include



  • Tate & Lyle PLC

  • Cargill, Corbion N.V.

  • Associated British Foods plc.

  • Sensient Technologies

  • Novozymes A/S, E.I.

  • Dupont

  • Angel Yeast Co., Ltd

  • Innova Flavors

  • Savoury Systems International, Inc.

  • Senomyx, Inc

  • Ajinomoto Co, Inc.


Flavor Enhancer Industry Developments


July 2021: Sensient Technologies purchased Flavour Solutions, Inc.'s assets. Sensient Technologies will be able to grow its flavor enhancer business with this purchase, and the former will be able to improve its essential technologies, allowing it to provide customers with greater services in the future.


February 2021: Tate & Lyle PLC expanded its operations in the tapioca-based industry in Thailand when it completely bought 85% of Chaodee Modified Starch Co. Ltd. The program will allow the business to meet customer demand for clean-label meals. This also denotes the company's growth in the Asia Pacific region.


August 2020: Glanbia Nutritionals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia plc, is happy to announce that it has reached an agreement to purchase Foodarom, a Canadian bespoke flavour producer and designer that provides turn-key flavours and formulation assistance to the food, beverage, and nutritional product sectors.


Flavor Enhancer Market Segmentation


Flavor Enhancer Type Outlook



  • Natural

  • Artificial


Flavor Enhancer Ingredients Outlook



  • Glutamate

  • Acidulant

  • Yeast Extract

  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Proteins

  • Others


Flavor Enhancer Form Outlook



  • Powder

  • Liquid

  • Others


Flavor Enhancer Application Outlook



  • Bakery & Confectionery

  • Dairy & Frozen Desserts

  • Snacks

  • Beverages

  • Meat Products

  • Others


Flavor Enhancer Regional Outlook



  • North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Australia

  • South Korea

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

  • Middle East

  • Africa

  • Latin America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 3.9 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 4.10 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 6.15 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.20% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Ingredient, Form, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Cargill, Corbion N.V., Associated British Foods plc. Sensient Technologies, E.I. Dupont, Angel Yeast Co., Ltd, Innova Flavors, v Novozymes A/S, Savoury Systems International, Inc., Tate & Lyle PLC,  Senomyx, Inc and Ajinomoto Co, Inc.
Key Market Opportunities ·         Growing use of powder flavor
Key Market Dynamics ·         Increase in preference of ready to eat food




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Flavor Enhancer market size was valued at USD 3.9 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.20% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

Asia Pacific had the largest share of the market.

The key players in the market are Cargill, Corbion N.V., Associated British Foods plc. Sensient Technologies, E.I. Dupont, Angel Yeast Co., Ltd, Innova Flavors, v Novozymes A/S, Savoury Systems International, Inc., Tate & Lyle PLC, Senomyx, Inc and Ajinomoto Co, Inc.

The natural category dominated the market in 2022.

The powder had the largest share in the market.

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