The demand for SRI is the largest and fastest growing in Brazil when compared to the other South American regions. Though the use of mineral salts as SRI is most prevalent in the region, the market for yeast extracts is likely to maintain the fastest growth. By application, utilization of SRI in Brazil is the highest for snacks and meat products, accounting for a combined share of 50% as estimated in 2014, which are also forecasted to be the fastest growing end-use area.
Brazil SRI Market Dynamics
Excessive intake of sodium leads to a number of adverse health effects, hypertension being foremost among them. Alleviating these conditions to some extent has been possible through the use of SRI, such as mineral salts, amino acids and yeast extracts. Versatility in its application has provided the requisite impetus to these health promoting products.
Some of the major factors driving demand for SRI include the greater emphasis on health nutrition, the growing knowledge with regard to the detrimental effects of excessive intake of salt, improvement in taste and increased demand for processed foods.
Brazil SRI Market Segmentation
The SRI market is segmented by type into amino acids & glutamates, mineral salts, yeast extracts and others. By application, it is segmented into bakery & confectionery, condiments, seasonings & sauces, dairy & frozen foods, meat & meat products and other snacks.
Sodium reduction ingredients, constituting a crucial component of the food additives industry, are utilized for either reducing the salt content in food products or entirely replacing it. Excessive intake of sodium will have a number of adverse health effects, hypertension being foremost among them. Other health risks of the same include stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer, kidney disease, kidney stones, enlarged heart muscle and headaches. Sodium consumption in excess can also be the cause of increased water retention that leads to puffiness, bloating and weight gain.
Alleviating these conditions to some extent has been possible through the use of sodium reduction ingredients, such as mineral salts, amino acids and yeast extracts. These mineral salts comprises of various salts such as potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate, potassium lactate and calcium chloride, with hydrolyzed vegetable protein, nucleotides and trehalose as well. Such ingredients typically find application on a combo basis or as blends that can be added to food products. A few of these ingredients are also being utilized in the form of masking ingredients that help in avoiding the bitter or metallic aftertastes of certain foods. Versatility in application has provided the requisite impetus to these health promoting products.
Some of the major factors driving demand for sodium reduction ingredients include:
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