Dehydrated Food Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Dehydrated Food Market Manufacturers & Companies and is segmented by Freezing Technique (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 forecast values (USD billion) for the above segments.

Dehydrated Food Market Size

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Dehydrated Food Market Summary
Study Period 2018 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 47.10 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 65.34 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.77 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Dehydrated Food Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Dehydrated Food Market Analysis

The Dehydrated Food Market size is estimated at USD 47.10 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 65.34 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.77% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

To maintain immunity, consumers are highly concerned about adding good protein content to 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 than that fresh products. The applicability of the freeze-drying technology for heat-sensitive food products, an increase in freeze-dried pet food products, and the introduction of freeze-drying techniques into various food products for longer preservation and more convenient consumption are additional key market drivers.

Furthermore, vegan and plant-based freeze-dried food products are witnessing an excessive 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 to tackle hectic work schedules, over fresh food products that require frequent buying in lesser amounts. According to UN Comtrade, in 2021, imports of slices, cut, whole, powdered vegetables, and other forms into the United Kingdom (UK) were valued at approximately GBP 65 million. The overall market is driven considerably, primarily by North American and European consumers owing to their higher purchasing power, thus, adding up to the value of the market studied. The other major factor expected to push the market is growing e-commerce in developing economies; now, consumers in developing economies have easy access to dehydrated food products within the comfort of their homes. Also, startups are listing their innovative products on online retail channels, which helps drive the sales of dehydrated foods across the globe.

Dehydrated Food Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Dehydrated Food Market according to our research experts:

Growing Demand for Convenient Processed Food Products

With the growing snacking culture among consumers, dried foods like chips, nuts, popcorn, and others are observing increased consumer demand, along with new players entering the market. Furthermore, the increased shelf-life of dehydrated and freeze-dried snack products adds to their popularity among consumers. Hence, different regions are witnessing a rise in the consumption and imports of dehydrated products. Busy lifestyles and the increased number of the working population are significant 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 travelers and tourists, camping, hiking, and other activities, there is an increased demand for packaged and processed foods manufactured with the help of dehydrating techniques.

Dehydrated Food Market: Import Value of Dried Vegetables, in 1,000 GBP, United Kingdom,  2017-2021

North America Holds a Significant Market Share

The increased consumption of meat and other animal-based products has been driving the market studied across North America. Additionally, in an effort to expand their market share, big-box stores like Target and Walmart are bulking up on freeze-dried food products. This has increased customer awareness of shelf-stable freeze-dried foods such as freeze-dried fruits and vegetables offered by various market players as well as the visibility of the items. 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.

In June 2021, Sow Good Inc. launched freeze-dried fruit and vegetable snacks and smoothies. The company claimed that the products featured shelf stability. The Irving, Texas-based firm aimed to reduce food waste with the new product range. By removing water from fruits and vegetables using freeze-drying technology, the brand created a product that retained more than 97% of the nutrients present in fresh food according to the company.

Dehydrated Food Market: Market Share (%), By Geography, Global, 2021

Dehydrated Food Industry Overview

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 critical strategies that global players are adopting 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.

Dehydrated Food Market Leaders

  1. Van Drunen Farms

  2. European Freeze Dry

  3. Mercer Foods, LLC

  4. Crispy Green Inc.

  5. Tong Garden Co. Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Dehydrated Food Market News

  • In January 2022, Crispy Green released a new 'Chilli Lime' flavor variation of Piña Picante, a freeze-dried pineapple snack. It is made from imported Costa Rican pineapples that have been infused with a specialty blend of species before being air-dried.
  • In March 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, chicken, and freeze-dried jackfruit in addition to its vast portfolio of freeze-dried vegetables and pulses.
  • In March 2021, Sow Good Inc. (SOWG) launched its direct-to-consumer (DTC) freeze-dried consumer packaged good (CPG) food brand, Sow Good. In an attempt to change the food industry, Sow Good now provides consumers with nutrient-dense, ethically-sourced fruit and vegetable products to help reduce food waste by offering increased shelf stability.

Dehydrated Food Market Report - 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 Other Types

    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 Other Product Type

    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 Other Distribution Channels

    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 Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Van Drunen Farms

      2. 6.3.2 European Freeze Dry

      3. 6.3.3 Mercer Foods, LLC

      4. 6.3.4 Ajinomoto Co. Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 Harmony House Foods Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Mother Earth Products

      7. 6.3.7 Tong Garden Co. Ltd.

      8. 6.3.8 Nutristore Canada

      9. 6.3.9 Augason Farms

      10. 6.3.10 Nim's Fruit Crisps Limited.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Dehydrated Food Industry Segmentation

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

The market studied is segmented by freezing technique, product type, distribution channel, and geography. By freezing procedure, the market is segmented into spray-dried, freeze-dried, vacuum-dried, drum-dried, and others. Based on product type, the market is segmented into dried processed food, dried fruit & vegetable, dried dairy, dried meat & seafood, and others. These products are distributed through hypermarkets/supermarkets, convenience stores, online retailing, and others. To give a broader market perspective, the market is studied for different countries under each region, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Rest of the Middle East & Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (in USD million).

By Type
Other Types
By Product Type
Dried Processed Food
Dried Fruit & Vegetable
Dried Dairy
Dried Meat & Seafood
Other Product Type
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Online Retailing
Other Distribution Channels
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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Dehydrated Food Market Research FAQs

The Dehydrated Food Market size is expected to reach USD 47.10 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.77% to reach USD 65.34 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Dehydrated Food Market size is expected to reach USD 47.10 billion.

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

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Dehydrated Food Market.

In 2023, the Dehydrated Food Market size was estimated at USD 44.11 billion. The report covers the Dehydrated Food Market historical market size for years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Dehydrated Food Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Dehydrated Food Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Dehydrated Food market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Dehydrated Food analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Dehydrated Food Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)