Integrated Food Ingredients: Market Outlook
Integrated Food Ingredients are the special ingredients which enhance the taste and color of the food and increases the shelf life of the food. The Integrated Food Ingredients are not meant to add their own flavor in the added food, but they enhance the taste of the ingredients that are already present in the food. The Integrated Food Ingredients can be used as food additives or food preservatives in many food preparations.
The Integrated Food Ingredients which are used as a food additive can be a taste enhancer, form enhancer, texturizer, and coloring agent or can be a preservative. Taste enhancer is the most utilized ingredient. The taste enhancers are the ingredients which amplify the taste of the food product at the desirable level. But it does not add its own flavor to the food. This important function of the taste enhancer is used in different applications such as dairy products, beverages, savories, and meat products. The food manufacturers are using various types of taste enhancers like monosodium glutamate and calcium di-glutamate.
The Beverage industry holds the highest demand for Integrated Food Ingredients globally among the other integrated solution industries. The consumers are now getting health conscious and they prefer health drinks over carbonated drinks. The consumer demands for fruit & vegetable drinks which have high mineral and vitamin values and this is the fastest growing trend globally. Here the Integrated Food Ingredients can possibly fetch the larger demand.
For the purpose of food preservation over a long period of time, food preservatives are used in the food industry. Food preservatives play a vital role in the food and Beverage industry. Preservatives help the product to increase its shelf life. This makes the food preservatives as one of the most important Integrated Food Ingredients.
Global Integrated Food Ingredients Market: Segmentation
On the basis of Function, the global Integrated Food Ingredients Market is segmented as,
- Taste Enhancer
- Form Enhancer
- Coloring Agent
On the basis of End Use, the global Integrated Food Ingredients Market is segmented as,
- Bakery & Confectionary
Global Integrated Food Ingredients Market: Market Participants
Some of the market participants operating in the global Integrated Food Ingredients market identified across the value chain includes Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ajinomoto Co. Inc, Ingredion Incorporated, Cargill Incorporated, General Mills Inc., Nestle, Tate & Lyle PLC, Kerry Group, Arla Foods, DawDuPond, BASF, Dohler, International Flavors & Fragrances among the other Integrated Food Ingredients manufacturing companies.
Opportunities for Participants in the Integrated Food Ingredients
The consumption and demand for beverages like Tea, Coffee, Juices and Alcoholic beverages are increasing gradually in the countries such as Australia, the U.S., and the European Union. This forces the manufactures to innovate and introduce the new products in these beverages. Manufacturers are introducing the various non-alcoholic ferments using Integrated Food Ingredients to enhance the smoothness, texture and nutrition content of the beverages. This trend is expected to drive the demand for Integrated Food Ingredients market.
The food and beverages industry is experiencing an increase in the prevalence in of the food encapsulation technology. Manufacturers are investing in the food technology to increase the production capacity and reduce the production time which ultimately helps them to penetrate the market in deep, coupled with the availability of high-efficiency machinery for mixing the Integrated Food Ingredients. This technological advancement is expected to propel the Integrated Food Ingredients market.
Asia Pacific region is showing the rapid growth in the food and beverages industry. Rapid urbanization, changing lifestyle and increase in the disposable income of the consumers are the factors which are driving the dynamic processed food market in the Asia Pacific region. The consumer’s preferences are changing continuously in response to diet-conscious healthy habits and foreign direct investment in the food and beverage sector. These factors are expected to boost the demand for Integrated Food Ingredients.
In developing economies like India, China, and South Africa the infrastructure for the manufacturing units for the Integrated Food Ingredients are compact and are struggling to maintain the hygiene levels. This hampers the production process and quality of the ingredients. The storage facilities in these regions are not technologically advanced, which reduces the shelf life of the Integrated Food Ingredients. This two factors may hamper the growth of the Integrated Food Ingredients market.