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Savory Ingredients Market

Savory Ingredients Market: Information by Type, Form (Liquid, Powder), Source (Natural, Conventional), Application (Food, Feedstuff), and Region — Forecast till 2029

Published On : 22 Sep, 2020
Updated On : 21 Jan, 2022
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Market Snapshot

Base Year:
Study Period:
5.1 %
Fastest Growing Market:
Asia Pacific
Largest Market:

Savory ingredients are flavor enhancers, such as cheese, sauces, ready to eat meat, and condiments, which are widely used in the food industry for their antiseptic properties. Rising disposable income has increased the consumption of ready-to-eat food items and packaged food items, further driving the market growth. However, growing health concerns and stringent government regulations over-packaged food items hamper the market growth. Rising demand for spray-dried savory ingredients to improve the flavor and enhance the taste drives the market growth.

Increasing Consumption of Ready to Eat Products Drives the Market Growth

The rising number of the working-class population and hectic and busy schedules have increased the sales of convenience food products, such as instant diet soup, protein-rich soup, and other ready to eat food across the globe. The demand is significantly high in Europe and North America due to the presence of large working-class people. As per the Statista, the revenue generated through ready to eat meals in theU.S. was around USD 52 billion.

Savory Ingredients Market: Segmentation

North America and Asia-Pacific: Largest Consumers of Ready to Eat Products

Based on product type, the market is segmented into yeast extract, nucleotides, hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, hydrolyzed animal proteins, and monosodium glutamate. Hydrolyzed vegetable proteins and hydrolyzed animal proteins are extensively used in ready to eat soups and broths. Yeast extract and other product types such as (soy sauce powder and savory spice)are gaining traction in the savory ingredients market.

The demand for ready-to-eat food is increasing in Asia-Pacific and North America due to the changing lifestyles. North America is among the largest consumer of packaged and ready to eat food products across the globe. As per the Statista, about 80% of Americans consume store-bought food or ready to eat products.

By form, the market is segmented into liquid and powder. In western regions, the demand for liquid savory ingredients is relatively higher than the dry and paste ingredients as they are easy to blend with other food ingredients. Moreover, various food ingredients and flavors manufacturers are offering their savory ingredients in the liquid form with extended shelf life by encapsulating the particles. For instance, leading flavor manufacturers such as MANE and Givaudan are offering their savory flavor ingredients in the liquid form with extended shelf life and meat alternative products with savory flavors.

Europe: Home to the World’s Largest Consumer of Organic Food Products

Based on source, the market is segmented into organic and conventional. The conventional segment holds the largest market share of about 90%. The organic segment, on the other hand, is projected to gain momentum during the forecast period on account of the increasing consumer awareness regarding health and fitness. The consumers are inclining towards organic food products, mainly in developed regions, such as Europe and North America. The trend is also emerging in developing regions, such as Asia-Pacific,due to the widespread use of social media. Europe is the biggest market for food products and home to the largest consumers of organic food products.

Regional Overview

Europe is estimated as the dominating market for savory ingredients owing to the presence of huge food and beverage industry. There were around 294,000 food manufacturers present in Europe as of 2018. The annual revenue generated from the food sector in Europe in the year 2018 was around USD 1,268 billion. In addition, the increasing trend of exploring exotic food and new taste with innovative flavors among consumers in the European region is the key factor responsible for the market growth in the European region. Moreover, the health-conscious population presence is also very large in the region including a large number of vegan populations; such factors influenced manufacturers to launch distinct clean label products with savory ingredients. The savory ingredient market in Europe is quite saturated as compared to the other region such as Asia Pacific and North America owing to the presence of strong competitor and awareness among the consumers with regard to savory ingredients.

Rising Number of Quick Service Restaurants Drives Asia-Pacific’s Market Growth

Asia-Pacific is estimated to exhibit the fastest growth in the savory ingredients on account of the rising number of quick-service restaurants (QSRs) and surging adoption of dine-out culture in developing countries, such as China and India. Culinary professionals and food manufacturers in the region are extensively using ingredients that provide a savory and different taste to the food products, further driving the regional market growth. The region is also backed by the presence of leading market players actively working to gain a competitive edge.

In addition, the increasing adoption of the western trend among consumers of Asia Pacific in all manners including fashion, food, among others is expected to further propel the savory ingredient market growth. The trend is becoming same for all nations owing due to the social media. The competition in savory ingredient market is quite low in the Asia Pacific region compared to the western region, thus new and existing manufacturers are trying to focus on the Asia Pacific’s developing nations such as China and India to gain high market share. Manufacturers are applying differential strategies to gain high market share by providing clean label, natural and organic food products and ingredients.

Key Players

  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Japan)
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V. (the Netherlands)
  • Kerry Group PLC (Ireland)
  • Tate & Lyle PLC (the U.K.)
  • AngelYeast Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Cargill Incorporated (the U.S.)
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation (the U.S.)
  • ABF Ingredients (OHLY) (Germany)
  • Vinayak Ingredients India Pvt Ltd. (India)
  • Vedan International (Holdings) Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Givaudan (Switzerland)
  • Lesaffre Group (France)
  • ADM (the U.S.)
  • Symrise (Germany)
  • Synergy Flavors (the U.S.)
  • Halcyon Proteins Pvt. Ltd. (Australia)
  • Novozymes (Denmark)
  • Food Chem International (China)
  • The Fufeng Group (China)
  • Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd. (China)

Recent Development

  • In November 2016, the ingredient specialist Essentia Protein Solutions announced the launch of a new range of clean label fish pastes and powders for savory applications
  • In October 2019, RXBAR introduced a new savory snack bar, TIG, which is a bold-flavored, savory snack bar with plant-based ingredients
  • On June 4, 2020, Brothers All Naturals announced the launch of Harvester Farms to expand its product portfolio
  • In May 2020, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, introduced Savor-Lyfe™ CB, a plant-based suitable with yeast-based chicken flavor
  • In November 2019, DSM introduced MaxaGourmet™, a new clean label taste ingredient for the distinctive savory flavor profile

Savory Ingredients Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • Yeast Extracts
  • Proteins
    • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
    • Hydrolyzed Animal Protein (HAP)
  • Nucleotides

By Form

  • Powder
  • Liquid

By Source

  • Natural
  • Conventional

By Application

  • Food (Soup, Snacks, Meat)
  • Feedstuff

By Region

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • Germany
  • France
  • The U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Russia
  • The Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • The Rest of Asia Pacific

Central and South America and the Caribbean

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • The Rest of Central and South America and the Caribbean

The Middle East

  • Saudi Arabia
  • The UAE
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • The Rest of the Middle East


  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • The Rest of Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Conventional Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Savory Ingredients Market during the forecast period.
Rising disposable income has increased the consumption of ready-to-eat food items and packaged food items are the key factors expected to drive Savory Ingredients Market during the forecast period.
Europe is expected to hold the highest market share in Savory Ingredients Market.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Kerry Group PLC, Tate & Lyle PLC, AngelYeast Co., Ltd., Cargill Incorporated, Sensient Technologies Corporation, ABF Ingredients, Vinayak Ingredients India Pvt Ltd., Vedan International (Holdings) Limited, Givaudan are the top players in Savory Ingredients Market.
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Report Metric Details
Market Size USD in Billion By 2030
Historical Data 2019-2020
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered by Type, Form (Liquid, Powder), Source (Natural, Conventional), Application (Food, Feedstuff)
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAME and Rest of the World
Key Companies Profiled/Vendors Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Japan), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (the Netherlands), Kerry Group PLC (Ireland), Tate & Lyle PLC (the U.K.), AngelYeast Co., Ltd. (China), Cargill Incorporated (the U.S.), Sensient Technologies Corporation (the U.S.), ABF Ingredients (OHLY) (Germany), Vinayak Ingredients India Pvt Ltd. (India), Vedan International (Holdings) Limited (Hong Kong), Givaudan (Switzerland), Lesaffre Group (France), ADM (the U.S.), Symrise (Germany), Synergy Flavors (the U.S.), Halcyon Proteins Pvt. Ltd. (Australia), Novozymes (Denmark), Food Chem International (China), The Fufeng Group (China), Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd. (China), ,
Key Market Opportunities Rapid Growth In Food & Beverages Industry Enhances Savory Ingredients Market
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