Dehydrated Food Market - Growth, Growth Trends, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Dehydrated Food Market is segmented by Type (Spray-dried, Freeze-dried, Vacuum-dried, Drum-dried, and Others); by Product Type (Dried Processed Food, Dried Fruit & Vegetable, Dried Dairy, Dried Meat & Seafood, and Others); by Distribution Channel (Hypermarket/Supermarket, Convenience Stores, Online Retailing, and Other Channels); and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD billion) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Dehydrated Food Market Size
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.5 %
Dehydrated Food Market Companies

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Market Overview

The global dehydrated food market is forecasted to register a CAGR of 4.8 % during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for non-perishable food products, especially the freeze-dried food have witnessed a huge surge in the consumer demand. It is mainly driven by the stock piling nature of the consumer during the pandemic, caused by an extended lockdown, and in most cases, even the consumers avoided stepping outside in the public areas in order to safeguard themselves.

Moreover, in order to maintain the immune system during the pandemic, the consumers are highly concentrating on adding sufficient protein content in their diet, which results in augmenting the sales of freeze-dried meat products, dairy products and others that have more shelf-life together with similar nutrients like that of the fresh products.

Furthermore, the vegan and plant-based freeze-dried food products are witnessing an inflated demand amid changing consumer demands. This is primarily due to the prolonged shelf life of freeze-dried products, which can be purchased in larger quantities at a time to tackle the hectic work schedules, over the fresh food products that require frequent buying in lesser quantities. The overall market is driven considerably, primarily amid North American and European consumers owing to their higher purchasing power, thus, adding up to the value of the market studied.

Scope of the Report

Dehydrated food refers to the types of food that have been dried to remove most of their natural moisture in order to preserve the food, thus reducing the potential problems which can occur as fresh foods mold or become fermented.

The market studied offers the types of dehydrated food products such as spray-dried, freeze-dried, vacuum-dried, drum-dried, and others. There are several dehydrated products which include dried processed food, dried fruit & vegetable, dried dairy, dried meat & seafood, and others. Each of these products is being distributed through various channels such as hypermarket/supermarket, convenience stores, online retailing, and others, The market is studied for different countries under each region namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Rest of Middle East & Africa, to give a broader perspective of the market.

The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

By Type
By Product Type
Dried Processed Food
Dried Fruit & Vegetable
Dried Dairy
Dried Meat & Seafood
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Online Retailing
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Convenient Processed Food Products

With the growing snacking culture among the consumers, dried foods like chips, nuts, popcorns, and others are observing increased demand from consumers, along with new players entering the market. Furthermore, the increased shelf-life of dehydrated and freeze-dried snack products adds to its popularity among consumers. Busy lifestyle and the increased number of the working population are major factors contributing to the demand for convenient products like- processed and packaged dried food items as they offer good taste, have preserved nutritional content, can be eaten on the go and involves easy methods of preparation. With the growth in the number of travellers and tourists, camping, hiking, and other activities, there is an increased demand for packaged and processed foods that are manufactured with the help of dehydrating techniques.

Dehydrated Food Market Forecast

North America Holds a Significant Market Share

Large-scale retail outlets, like Target and Walmart are trying to gain higher market traction by stocking up freeze-dried food products of brands, like Augason Farms, in turn, has led to the demand for shelf-stable freeze-dried products, such as freeze-dried vegetables and fruits, offered by different players in the market. The location of British Columbia in the disaster-prone zone for earthquakes is prompting many providers of emergency survival foods, such as Total Prepare Canada Inc., to provide freeze-dried foods, like meats, fruits, and vegetables, as emergency food to victims across the country. The National Health Services of Mexico has permitted the import of freeze-dried foods, such as seafood, for consumption, if they are pest and disease-free, which in turn, has increased the scope of international brands and the availability of freeze-dried meat in the country.

Dehydrated Food Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is highly competitive, due to the presence of global and regional players. Production innovation and partnership are the most preferred key strategies, as key players are trying to meet the demand and withstand the competition in the market. Additionally, expansion is one of the key strategies that global players are adopting, in order to gain competitiveness. Major players competing in the market include Van Drunen Farms, European Freeze Dry, Mercer Foods, LLC, Tong Garden Co. Ltd., and Crispy Green Inc., among others.

Major Players

  1. Van Drunen Farms

  2. European Freeze Dry

  3. Mercer Foods, LLC

  4. Crispy Green Inc.

  5. Tong Garden Co. Ltd.

Van Drunen Farms, European Freeze Dry, Mercer Foods, LLC, Tong Garden Co. Ltd., and Crispy Green Inc

Recent Developments

  • In January 2022, Crispy Green released a new 'Chilli Lime' flavor variation of Piña Picante, a freeze-dried pineapple snacks. It is made from imported Costa Rican pineapples that have been infused with a specialty blend of species before being air-dried.
  • In 2021, freeze-dried ingredient specialist European Freeze Dry unveiled the expansion of its vegan freeze-dried meal range including couscous based dishes, and a vegan bolognese. Furthermore, the company also launched vegan mince, vegan chicken, and freeze-dried jackfruit as an addition to its vast portfolio of freeze-dried vegetables and pulses.
  • In 2019, air-dried fruit and vegetable crisp manufacturer Nim’s launched a new range of crisps in three limited-edition flavours during the Christmas season. These include Beet & Butt (a combination of beetroot and butternut squash), Bubble & Squeak (made with parsnip, beetroot and Brussels sprout crisps), and Brussels (featuring Brussels sprouts).

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Spray-dried

      2. 5.1.2 Freeze-dried

      3. 5.1.3 Vacuum-dried

      4. 5.1.4 Drum-dried

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 By Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Dried Processed Food

      2. 5.2.2 Dried Fruit & Vegetable

      3. 5.2.3 Dried Dairy

      4. 5.2.4 Dried Meat & Seafood

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Hypermarket/Supermarket

      2. 5.3.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.3.3 Online Retailing

      4. 5.3.4 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Van Drunen Farms

      2. 6.4.2 European Freeze Dry

      3. 6.4.3 Mercer Foods, LLC

      4. 6.4.4 Ajinomoto Co. Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Harmony House Foods Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Mother Earth Products

      7. 6.4.7 Tong Garden Co. Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Nutristore Canada

      9. 6.4.9 Augason Farms

      10. 6.4.10 Nim's Fruit Crisps Limited.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dehydrated Food Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Dehydrated Food Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.5% over the next 5 years.

The Dehydrated Food Market is valued at 108 Billion USD in 2016.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Van Drunen Farms, European Freeze Dry, Mercer Foods, LLC, Crispy Green Inc., Tong Garden Co. Ltd. are the major companies operating in Dehydrated Food Market.

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