Food Inclusions Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2032

Food Inclusion Market Research Report Information By Type (Chocolate, Fruit & Nut, Cereal, Flavored Suagr & Caramel, Confectionery, Others), By Form (Solid-Semi Solid, Liquid), By Application (Baked Products, Cereal Products, Snacks & Bar, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Confectionery, Others) , and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) - Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/6128-CR | 182 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | October 2023         

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Global Food Inclusion Market Overview


Food Inclusion Market Size was valued at USD 12,627.9 million in 2021. The food inclusion market industry is projected to grow from USD 24,081.22 million by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% during the forecast period (2022 - 2032). Increasing demand for value-added food products coupled with wider application scope to enhance the food products is set to boost its market growth. Apart from this, growing preferences for healthy and tasty food products may serve as an opportunity for market growth. However, the high cost associated with raw materials may restrain its market growth.


Food Inclusion Market Overview


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


Food Inclusion Market Trends




  • Increasing Demand For Value-Added Food Products




The ever-increasing consumer preferences for wholesome and nutritious food products have resulted in the popularity of value-added food products. The addition of these raw or pre-processed food ingredients makes the final products more salient in nature. Value addition in food has seen a growth of around 6-7% after the emergence of the pandemic. Owing to the health awareness factors globally, consumers are more likely to choose food products with additional health benefits. Moreover, the major key players are prominently developing nutritious premium food products because of rising consumer inclination towards superior quality and healthy ingredients. Major manufacturers are investing in new product development and launching various product variants for their consumers around the globe. Furthermore, the addition of fruit-based inclusion in the products makes the final products more fruitful and delicious. The fruits, cereals, and other nutritious raw materials utilized in food inclusion are being popularly accepted by the global consumer because of their increased benefits. Additionally, The food inclusion products market growth is accelerated with its enlarged applications in the food and beverages industry. The proper utilization of these inclusions in dairy products, bakeries, frozen desserts, and baked products is making the application products popular amongst consumers. Moreover, increasing consumer preference for fat-free and healthy food products has encouraged manufacturers to include healthy ingredients in food inclusions in addition to cereals, chocolates, and fruits as the main ingredient


Food Inclusion Market Segment Insights:


Food inclusion Type Insights


Based on type, the Food Inclusion Market has been split into chocolates, fruits & nuts, cereals, flavored sugar & caramel, confectionery, and others. The fruits & nuts segment accounted for the largest market share of 27.5% in 2021 and is likely to register CAGR of 6.8 % during the projected period. These are widely used as food inclusions in bakery, confectionery, dairy, and frozen dessert products to add indulgence to the final product.


Chocolate comes in forms like chocolate chips, chocolate crumble, chocolate chunks, chocolate fudge ribbon, chocolate fudge sauce, etc. The most popular choice of chocolate inclusions in baked goods is the chips and chunks which have premium inclusions like real chocolate and other premium flavors. Whereas, Fresh fruits, dried fruits, freeze-dried fruits, freeze-dried fruit powders, fruit pastes, drops, etc., are the forms in which fruit-based inclusions are marketed in the food inclusions market. The commonly used nut inclusions include walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc., in coated or non-coated form. Each type of fruit & nut provides various benefits to the product, for instance, the freeze-dried fruit pieces help in adding flavor and crunchiness to the product. Also, fruit inclusions are being used as a substitute for sugar in products as the fruits constitute natural sugars which are generally conceived as healthy. Additionally, flavored sugars are the added sugar that is infused with flavors like vanilla, rosemary, cardamom, lemon, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, hazelnut, caramel, etc., Flavored sugar finds applications in baked products, beverages, pastries, desserts, puddings, chocolates, and toasts. Cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger-flavored sugars are used in dessert preparation


Figure 1: Food Inclusion Market, by Type, 2020 & 2032 (USD Million)


Food Inclusion Market, by Type, 2020 & 2032


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


Food Inclusion Market Form Insights


The market for food inclusions has been segregated into liquid and solid & semi-solid products based on form. While the liquid category had the greatest CAGR of 6.7% throughout the forecast period, the solid & semi-solid segments held the largest market share of 58.6% in 2021. Solid & Semi-Solid inclusions include those inclusions like chocolate bars, fruits, nuts, cereals, flavored sugar, jellies, gums, herbs, spices, and vegetables which are available in pieces, crunches, chips, and flakes. The segment accounted for a market share of 58.6% in 2021 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period. Liquid inclusions include caramel and chocolate sauces. The chocolate sauce inclusion is used in beverages like milkshake preparations to enhance the appeal and the caramel is generally infused with confectionery products like chocolates, crispy whispers, cubes, etc.


Figure 2: Food Inclusion Market, By Source, 2020 & 2032 (USD Million)


Food Inclusion Market, By Source, 2020 & 2032


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


Food Inclusion Application Insights


Based on application, the Food Inclusion Market has been classified into baked products; cereal products, snacks, and bars; dairy & frozen desserts; confectionery; and others. The baked products segment accounted for the largest market share of 32.0% in 2021 and is likely to register a CAGR of 6.6% during the projected period. The cereal products, snacks, and bars are likely to register the highest CAGR of 6.9% during the projected period while the others segment is likely to register the lowest CAGR of 5.4% during the projected period. Food inclusions are added to the baked products either in combination with dough or toppings, while fresh bakeries can add all varieties of food inclusions as they are intended for immediate consumption. However, commercially baked has limited options. While using inclusions in baked products, the manufacturers need to take care of the properties of it like heat stability, texture, etc., as they tend to alter the quality of the final product. For instance, when adding almonds to baked products, it shall be in natural, unroasted forms in small dice to increase the shelf-life of the baked good. Generally, the nuts are coated with thin layers of starch-based film to protect them from oxidation and keep it afloat in the baking mold with the help of reduced density. To cope with the number of novel product developments in baked products, manufacturers see food inclusions as a comfortable choice to bring variety to their offerings. The segment accounted for a market share of 32.0% in the global food inclusions market in 2021.


Additionally, Diary & Frozen Desserts segment covers products like yogurt, ice cream, gelatos, frozen treats, etc., The increasing preference towards reduced sugar consumption is boosting the use of fruit-based inclusions in dairy & frozen dessert products. An article published on inclusions trends in Dairy Foods magazine highlighted that the traction for vegetable-based inclusion is increasing as they help in claiming the clean label status for the products like yogurts, cheeses, and frozen dairy treats apart from increasing the color, flavor, and texture of the food. The segment accounted for a market share of 16.3% in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.


Figure 3: Food Inclusion Market, by Application, 2020 & 2032 (USD Million)


Food Inclusion Market, by Application, 2020 & 2032


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


Food Inclusion Regional Insights


By Region, the study segments the market into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Europe's food inclusion market accounted for the largest market share at 33.95% in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a 6.0 % CAGR during the study period.


Europe accounted for a market share of 33.9% in 2021 and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period. Europe includes the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of the Europe are all included in the analysis of the European market. Europe continues to hold a significant share in the Food Inclusion Market, owing to the presence of major players in the region coupled with the various strategies adopted by them to strengthen its foothold in the market. For instance, in October 2021, Tate & Lyle expanded its distribution partnership with Azelis. Tate & Lyle is a supplier of food & beverage ingredients and solutions, categories include beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces, and many more. Through this partnership, the company will cover three new countries Greece, Bulgaria, and the Republic of North Macedonia. In 2021, the North American region held a market share of 29.3% and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% over the following five years. Major markets including the US, Canada, and Mexico are included in the North American food inclusion market. The greatest per capita incomes are in the US and Canada. The high standard of living in North America is regarded as a key factor in driving demand for products that include food. The market for food inclusion is anticipated to increase over the future years as a result of recent product advancements and expansions made by significant regional players.


Figure 4: FOOD INCLUSION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2020 & 2032 (USD Million)


FOOD INCLUSION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2020 & 2032


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


Whereas, Asia-Pacific is the most populated region in the world, consisting of some of the major economies, including China, India, and Japan are growing rapidly because of the food & beverage consumption in the market. The various expansion policies that have been adopted by major players in the region are expected to drive the demand for food inclusion in the upcoming years. For instance, in August 2021, Cargill agreed to acquire Aalst Chocolate Pte. Ltd. a Singapore-based chocolate manufacturer. The Aalst customer base reaches more than 50 countries, that have been exported to retail, food service, and industrial clients in key markets that include India, China, Japan, Korea, Oceania, and Southeast Asia.


Food Inclusion Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Important industry players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further growth in the market for food inclusion. Additionally, market participants are launching new products, entering into contracts, acquiring companies, increasing investments, and collaborating with other organizations in order to broaden their global reach. One of the primary business strategies adopted by manufacturers in the global food inclusion industry to benefit clients and expand the Food inclusion market sector is to manufacture locally to reduce operating costs.


Key Companies in the Food inclusion market include



  • Algenol Biotech,

  • Cargill, Incorporated (US),

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) (US),

  • Kerry Group (Ireland),

  • Barry Callebaut (Switzerland),

  • Tate and Lyle (UK),

  • Agrana Beteiligungs-AG (Austria),

  • Taura Natural Ingredients (New Zealand).


Food Inclusion Industry Developments


In November 2022: Taura Natural Ingredients created JusFruit Fibre+, a new line of fruit solutions with extra high-fiber ingredients. As a single snack, a paste, or inclusion in healthy snacks, JusFruit Fibre+ is offered. This helps the company to increase its product offerings.


December 2022:  The Canadian company Barry Callebaut has invested $100 million in its Chatham, Ontario, operation. Barry Callebaut will be able to sustain long-term success in the expanding compound market in North America thanks to these investments.


Food Inclusion Market Segmentation


Food Inclusion Type Outlook



  • Chocolate

  • Fruits & Nut

  • Cereal

  • Flavored Sugar & Caramel

  • Confectionery

  • Others


Food Inclusion Form Outlook



  • Solid & Semi-Solid

  • Liquid


Food Inclusion Application Outlook



  • Bakery Products

  • Snacks & Bar

  • Dairy & Frozen Desserts

  • Confectionery

  • Others


Food Inclusion Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 12,627.9 million
Market Size 2032 USD 24,081.22 million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.3% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2032
Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Form, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Argentina, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Algenol Biotech, Cargill, Incorporated (US), Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) (US), Kerry Group (Ireland), Barry Callebaut (Switzerland)
Key Market Opportunities Wider Application Scope To Enhance The Market Growth
Key Market Dynamics Growing Preferences For Healthy And Tasty Convenience Food Products




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Instant market accounted for USD 12,627.9 million.

What is the key driving factor for the Food Inclusion Market?

The growth rate of the Food inclusion market is 6.3% CAGR.

Which region held the largest market share in the Food inclusion market?

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) (US), Kerry Group (Ireland), Barry Callebaut (Switzerland), and Tate and Lyle (UK) are the key players in the Food inclusion market.

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