FLAVOR ENHANCER Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Flavor Enhancer Market is segmented by Application (Noodles and Soups, Savory Snacks, Seasoning and Condiments and Other Applications), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Flavor Enhancer Industry Overview

Flavour Enhancer Market Share
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 4.5 %

Major Players

Flavour Enhancer Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Flavor Enhancer Market Analysis

The flavour enhancer market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Flavour enhancers are mostly added to seasonings, noodles, and soups, to enhance taste and increase hunger.
  • The increasing popularity of Asian cuisines across the world is another primary reason for driving the market. Recently, many companies have launched natural flavour enhancers to meet the rising demand for clean labels.
  • However, there are some adverse health effects of consuming MSG beyond the recommended limit, which is a major constraint for the market. MSG is recognized as the ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome’ in the United States, due to its ill-effects on health. This has restricted market growth in matured regions, such as the United States and Europe.

Flavor Enhancer Industry Segments

The flavour enhancer market is segmented by application into soups and noodles, savory snacks, seasoning and condiments and others and by geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa regions.

By Application
Soups and Noodles
Savory Snacks
Seasoning and Condiments
Other Applications
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Flavor Enhancer Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Flavor Enhancer Market according to our research experts:

Noodles Drive the Market Share

With the growing demand for convenience food and hectic lifestyle, the consumption of noodles is increasing at a faster pace. A mix of glutamates and nucleotides is used in the noodles for flavour enhancement. The key players, such as DSM, are providing a range of food enhancers under its brand Multirome for its application in noodles. The growing trend of Asian cuisine, especially Chinese also cater to the market studied, for the umami flavour provided by monosodium glutamate in noodles is highly consumed in the global market. However, the stringent regulations in Europe and North America restrict its usage in noodles and other food products, owing to some health constraints.

Flavour Enhancer Market Growth

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Market

In Asia-Pacific, countries such as China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and others are widely using flavour enhancers in varied food applications for these flavours have health benefits and are low in sodium, making them widely accepted by the consumers of the region. The use of MSG in noodles is the highest in China. Hot pot condiments and Chinese-style compound condiments are the compound condiments most preferred by the Asia-Pacific customers. Hot pot soup flavouring market accounts for the major share in the condiments market.

Flavour Enhancer Market Size

Flavor Enhancer Market Competitor Analysis

The flavor enhancer market is competitive due to the presence of various international, regional, and local players in the market. Merger and acquisition remained the most-adopted strategy in the market studied. The acquisition offered potential opportunities, such as vertical integration, access to new ingredients, and increased manufacturing capabilities with additional cost savings. Product launch and joint ventures are the other strategies widely adopted by the key players.

Flavor Enhancer Market Top Players

  1. Givaudan

  2. Ajinomoto Group

  3. Kerry Inc.

  4. Firmenich SA

  5. DSM

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Givaudan, Ajinomoto Group, Kerry Inc., Firmenich SA, DSM

Flavor Enhancer Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces 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 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Soups and Noodles

      2. 5.1.2 Savory Snacks

      3. 5.1.3 Seasoning and Condiments

      4. 5.1.4 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 By Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and 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 Givaudan

      2. 6.4.2 Ajinomoto Group

      3. 6.4.3 Kerry Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Firmenich SA

      5. 6.4.5 DSM

      6. 6.4.6 Bell Flavors & Fragrances

      7. 6.4.7 Sensient Technologies Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Archer Daniels Midland Company

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Flavor Enhancer Market Research FAQs

The Flavor Enhancer Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Flavor Enhancer Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Givaudan, Ajinomoto Group, Kerry Inc., Firmenich SA, DSM are the major companies operating in Flavor Enhancer Market.

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