Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetables Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Freeze-Dried Fruits and Vegetable Market is segmented by Type (Freeze-dried Fruits, and Freeze-dried Vegetables), by Application (Breakfast Cereal, Soups and Snacks, Ice creams and Desserts, Bakery and Confectionery, Dips and Dressings, and Other Applications), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetable Market Size
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 6.6 %
Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetable Market Companies

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Market Overview

Global freeze dried fruits and vegetables market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.60%during the forecast period of 2022-2027

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in disruptions of global supply chain and had seen customers increasingly shift to the ambient sector. The lengthy shelf life of items in this category appeals to consumers since it allows them to fill up their pantries. As a result, the global freeze-dried food fruit market has experienced a sharp increase, particularly over the prime buying months. Food supply chains have demonstrated remarkable resilience in the face of stresses caused by COVID-19 pandemic. The effect on the agricultural sectors including fresh fruits and vegetables followed by its intermediate product such as freeze-dried fruits and vegetables is marginal, across the globe. In fact, owing to the increased demand for ready-to-eat convenience products among consumers (stemmed from restrcitions on going out during lockdowns), benefitted industries such as Breakfast Cereal, Soups and Snacks, etc., further uplifting market studied.

Over the medium term, expanding the food-processing sector and the huge demand for ready-to-eat or convenience food products, among consumers, have considerably increased in recent years, owing to the busy work lifestyle and increased number of the working population. This, in turn, has led to an increase in the demand for freeze-dried fruits and vegetables to be used in snacks, soups, dressings, and bakery and confectionery products. For instance, in Japan and the European countries, traditionally, the bakery sector has been the main consumer of freeze-dried fruits. However, over the years, the application of freeze-dried fruits has paved its way in different end-user industries, such as fruity granola cereal, energy bars, and healthy snacks, including trail mix.

Moreover, the ease of processing heat-sensitive food products, like fruits and vegetables, and providing them with a prolonged shelf life without hampering the original properties are the major driving factors for the global freeze-dried fruits and vegetables market. Similarly, the rising interest and participation of consumers in outdoor sports, owing to the awareness about health and wellness and increasing interest in expedition activities and adventures, also play a significant role in driving the sales of food products containing freeze-dried fruit and vegetable ingredients.

Scope of the Report

Freeze dried fruits and vegetables are the food items that have a longer shelf life under a particular temperature.  Lyophilisation is a process that is used to extend the shelf life by preserving the nutrients and aroma compounds. The freeze-dried fruits and vegetable market is segmented by type, application, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into freeze-dried fruits and freeze-dried vegetables. Freeze-dried fruits is further sub-segmented into strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, mango, apple, and other fruits. Freeze-dried vegetables is further sub-segmented intobeans, corn, peas, tomato, mushroom, and other vegetables. By application, the market is segmented into Breakfast Cereals, Soups and Snacks, Ice Cream and Desserts, Bakery and Confectionery, Dips and Dressings, and Others. Further, the report provides an analysis of emerging and established economies, across the world, comprising North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

By Type
By Fruit Type
Other Fruit Types
By Vegetable Type
Other Vegetable Types
By Application
Breakfast Cereal
Soups and Snacks
Ice Cream and Desserts
Bakery and Confectionery
Dips and Dressings
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 & Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Popularization of Adventure Sports and Expeditions

Freeze-dried food is becoming increasingly popular among global consumers, especially in North America and Europe, as the corresponding technique retains the original flavor and taste of the food product while also providing a long shelf life. Thus, the enthusiasts going on expeditions prefer freeze-dried foods, including freeze-dried fruit snacks, to fulfill their nutritional requirements throughout their tour. This increasing consumer demand has in turn been compelling food and beverage manufacturers to incorporate freeze-dried fruits and vegetable ingredients in their range of offerings, thereby catalyzing product innovations and launches in the freeze-dried fruits and vegetables market globally. As a result, freeze-dried fruits and vegetable manufacturers are receiving significant demand from snacks and confectionery industries. For instance, European Freeze Dry supplies a wide range of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, including sliced, diced, or powdered freeze-dried apples, blackberries, redcurrants, sour cherries, caramelized red onions, grilled mixed peppers, sun-dried tomato granules, and whole sweetcorn, to the bakery, confectionery, and adventure meals manufacturers around the world.

Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetable Market Share

Asia-Pacific is a Dominant Market

The increasing demand for foods, which require minimum preparation, has also influenced the freeze-dried fruits and vegetable market in Asia-Pacific since it can be easily incorporated into them. The China is the largest market for freeze-dried fruits and vegetables in the region, serving as a prominent hub for major players to strengthen their foothold. In the past few years, the demand for natural food flavors, including natural fruit flavors has increased among Chinese consumers due to the influence of western-style cooking in China, which can be observed in the growing import for flavoring products, along with domestic consumption, which, in turn, is supporting the market growth of the freeze-dried fruits and vegetable market in China.

Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetable Market Revenue

Competitive Landscape

The freeze-dried fruits and vegetable market is a highly fragmented and competitive market owing to the presence of multiple regional and international players. Companies, like European Freeze Dry, Döhler, Paradise Fruits, Chaucer Foods Ltd., and Mecer Foods LLC, are among the players holding a significant share in the freeze-dried fruit and vegetable market. Key players are embarking on product innovation as one of their key strategies to achieve a prominent share in the market and optimize their offerings, apart from megers & acquisitions, and expansion of their production and distribution networks for better visibility and enlargement of their portfolio of offerings. 

Recent Developments

In August 2021, Paradise Fruits Solutions by Jahncke launched a new range of ready-to-order granulates aimed at making the production process easier for food manufacturers. The granulates, which are suitable for use in a variety of applications, including chocolate, confectionery and baking, are available in sizes ranging from 2mm – 9mm and in eight different flavors, including Apple, Blueberry, Lemon, Orange, Raspberry & Cranberry, Strawberry, Woodberry and Caramel.

In February 2021, European Freeze Dry revealed its latest ingredient in response to the demand from the vegan market i.e., the freeze-dried jackfruit. The benefits of freeze-dried jackfruit come with its versatile uses, its texture and the opportunities for use in pot meals as a replacement for pulled pork or chicken.

In August 2020, European Freeze Dry announced the expansion of its manufacturing sites facilities in the United Kingdom and Denmark by investing more than GBP 1.5 million. The new investment would allow the company to continue to meet the growing demand for nutritious long-life ingredients, which also include freeze-dried fruits, commission drying services, and ready meals.

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 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 By Fruit Type

        1. Strawberry

        2. Blueberry

        3. Raspberry

        4. Blackberry

        5. Mango

        6. Apple

        7. Other Fruit Types

      2. 5.1.2 By Vegetable Type

        1. Beans

        2. Corn

        3. Peas

        4. Tomato

        5. Mushroom

        6. Other Vegetable Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Breakfast Cereal

      2. 5.2.2 Soups and Snacks

      3. 5.2.3 Ice Cream and Desserts

      4. 5.2.4 Bakery and Confectionery

      5. 5.2.5 Dips and Dressings

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. Spain

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Positioning of Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 European Freeze Dry

      2. 6.4.2 Paradise Fruits Solutions GmbH & Co. KG

      3. 6.4.3 Chaucer Foods Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Döhler Gmb

      5. 6.4.5 Freeze-Dry Foods

      6. 6.4.6 Berrifine AS

      7. 6.4.7 Saraf Foods Pvt Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Naturz Organics

      9. 6.4.9 Van Drunen Farms

      10. 6.4.10 Mercer Foods LLC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetables Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetables Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.6% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

European Freeze Dry, Chaucer Foods Ltd., Paradise Fruits Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, Dohler GmbH , Mercer Food LLC are the major companies operating in Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetables Market.

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