Preservatives are natural or synthetic substances that are used by the food manufacturers to keep food fresh and tastier over the long period of time. Food preservatives prevent the food from rotting or deteriorating quickly. For centuries these additives have been using preservatives to extend the shelf life of various foods, making them last longer and keeping their colour, taste and nutrients intact. Nowadays processed foods come with a lot of artificial preservatives, but there are several natural preservatives that can be used to preserve food as well.
The global food preservative market is growing at a significant pace owing to the increasing demand from food & beverage industry and changing lifestyle of the people has increased their dependency towards packaged food products. Consumers majorly concentrating on preventive measures by focusing on healthy eating habits has also motivated the growth. Additionally, growing number of patients due to foodborne diseases is causing the global food preservative market to rise. However, from a health perspective, artificial preservatives have been criticized for their various side effects, including gut diseases and obesity. In the early days, some of the natural preservatives, such as citrus fruit juices, salt, sugar and vinegar, were traditionally used to preserve food. With the evolutionary changes, the food industry has been looking at using plants and their extracts as potential means to food preservation. Australian Kakadu plum, rosemary plants, moringa oleifera, naturally occurring parabens, etc are some of the plant extracted preservatives introduced in the market.
The report analyses the food preservatives market on the basis of type, application and geography.
Natural preservatives and synthetic preservatives are the types of food preservatives studied in this report. The natural preservatives are further bifurcated into edible oil, rosemary extract, natamycin, vinegar and others cayenne pepper, diatomaceous earth, etc. Synthetic preservatives are divided into, benzoates, nitrites, sulphites, sorbates and others. Others are parabens, propionates, etc. Natural preservatives are the traditional preservatives used in food that are also used at home while making pickles, jams and juices etc. Sugar and salt are the earliest natural food preservatives that very efficiently drops the growth of bacteria in food. To preserve meat and fish, salt is still used as a natural food preservative. Artificial preservatives are the chemical substances that stop r delay the growth of bacteria, spoilage and discoloration. These artificial preservatives can be added to the food or sprayed on the food. Synthetic or natural preservatives are used in processed and packaged foods sold in grocery and convenient stores for longer shelf life. However, many natural preservatives work just as well their synthetic counterparts. Sorbates is a compound based on sorbic acid. Sorbates are effective against yeasts and molds. Since sorbates can inhibit yeast fermentation, they are applied to bakery products by encapsulation, spraying onto the product as an aerosol or incorporating it into the packaging material. Benzoates compounds are based on benzoic acid. Benzoates are inhibitory to yeast and most commonly used to delay spoilage of high acid fillings, fruits and jams. Propionates compounds of propionic acid. Due to their lack of activity against yeast, propionates are the most widely used antimicrobial in yeast-raised baked goods.
The market finds application into meat & poultry, bakery, dairy, beverages, snacks, sauces and dressings and others which includes cereals, dry fruits, etc. Preservatives for long have been used in manufacturing bakery products. Some of the natural additives and preservatives that have been historically used are salt, alcohol, vinegar, etc. Commonly-used chemical agents in bread-making are potassium bromate, chlorine, ascorbic acid, etc. These agents help in bleaching flour to make flour whiter, providing finer grain texture, high-rising loaves and stability during the baking process. The major preservatives in dairy products are sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and natamycin.
Geographically, the global food preservatives market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. Rest of the World comprises of Latin America and Middle East & Africa. North America accounts for the largest market share in the global food preservatives market. Asia-Pacific region is expected to show a significant growth mainly due to the development in food & beverage industry, and stable economic growth. Emerging markets, such as China and India, are expected to show the highest increase in demand for food preservatives during the forecast period. Substantial development in the ready-to-eat food products, meat, and poultry application is anticipated to boost the food preservatives market.
Key players of the global food preservatives market are Cargill, Incorporated, Kemin Industries, Inc, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Tate & Lyle, Kerry Group, DuPont, Brenntag North America, Inc, Celanese Corporation, Corbion N.V, Galactic S.A, Akzo Nobel N.V, BASF SE, Kemin Industries, Inc and Chr. Hansen Holding A/S among others. Manufactures are focusing on various research & development, mergers and investments to launch new products in the growing markets which create growth opportunities for the global food preservatives market players. Moreover, the food preservatives market is highly fragmented with large number of companies prevailing in the industry. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives. The organic preservative comprises a naturally-occurring substance known as 'flavonoids', a diverse group of phytonutrients found in almost all fruits and vegetables
Food preservative is a substance or a chemical that is added to products such as food and beverages to prevent decomposition by microbial growth or by undesirable chemical changes. Food preservatives prevent the natural characteristics of the food, preserve the appearance of the food and increases the shelf value of food for storage. Preservatives and antioxidants are used to assure the foods are safe, appealing, and taste fresh while transported and stored. Synthetic food preservatives revolutionized the food industry to ensure a longer shelf-life of food products. This has facilitated the widespread distribution and mass production of food as well as opened new markets.
The report analyses the food preservatives market on the basis of type, application and geography. Natural preservatives and synthetic preservatives are the types of food preservatives studied in this report. The natural preservatives are further bifurcated into edible oil, rosemary extract, natamycin, vinegar and others cayenne pepper, diatomaceous earth, etc. Synthetic preservatives are divided into, benzoates, nitrites, sulphites, sorbates and others. The market finds application into meat & poultry, bakery, dairy, beverages, snacks, sauces and dressings and others which includes cereals, dry fruits, etc. Geographically, the global food preservatives market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. Rest of the World comprises of Latin America and Middle East & Africa.
Why to buy this report: