Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Market Analysis and 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 Middle East and Africa). The market size is provided in terms of value in (USD Million) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Market Size

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Freeze Dried Fruits And Vegetable Market Summary
Study Period 2018 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 38.51 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 53.02 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.60 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific

Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Market Analysis

The Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market size is estimated at USD 38.51 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 53.02 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Over the medium term, expanding 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 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 vegetable market. Similarly, the rising interest and participation of consumers in outdoor sports are driving market sales. For instance, in 2020, 53% of Americans ages 6 and over participated in outdoor recreation at least once. Furthermore, owing to rising awareness about health and wellness and increasing interest in expedition activities and adventures is playing a significant role in driving the sales of food products containing freeze-dried fruit and vegetable ingredients.

Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Freeze Dried Fruits & Vegetables Market according to our research experts:

Rising Demand for Ready-to-Cook Meals and Healthy Snacking Options

The market is witnessing enhanced demand for ready-to-cook meals or ready-to-consume foods as these can be easily incorporated into the daily routines and lifestyles of consumers. Healthy products with enhanced shelf-life are being greatly demanded, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to increased consumption of processed (comfort) food. Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are greatly adopted these days to maintain a healthy weight and minimize the risk of cardiovascular disorders, liver, colon cancer, etc. Consumers are greatly demanding healthy snacks to improve their mental and physical well-being. As fresh-dried fruits and vegetables offer a healthy snacking option, offering fresh flavor and nutrients, is thereby expected to increase the sales of such products in the market. Furthermore, prominent manufacturers in the market are launching innovative products in the freeze-dried fruits and vegetable segment to enhance their market shares. For instance, in October 2021, Brothers-All-Natural, launched freeze-dried fuji apple and mango fruit crisps in a sharable pouch. Therefore, the rising awareness of the health benefits of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables on consumer health coupled with the prolonged shelf-life of such products is expected to bode well for market growth.

Global Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market - Consumers Perception towards Food Habits and Preferences, (%), Global, 2021

Asia-Pacific is a Dominant Market

Consumers in the Asian market are inclined towards healthy product formulations with innovative ingredients. The abundance of raw materials coupled with rising food and beverage industry growth in the emerging market of Asia-Pacific such as India, China, and South Korea is expected to support market growth. Prominent manufacturers in the market are expanding their regional presence to gain a larger market share.

The rising demand for foods requiring minimum preparation is influencing the freeze-dried fruits and vegetable market in the Asia-Pacific region since they can be easily incorporated into the diet. China is the largest market for freeze-dried fruits and vegetables in the Asia-Pacific region, serving as a prominent hub for major players to strengthen their foothold in the market. Furthermore, during the past few years, the demand for natural food flavors, including natural fruit flavors has increased among Asia-Pacific consumers due to the influence of western-style cooking, which can be observed in the growing import of flavoring products, along with rising consumption. Therefore, all the above-mentioned factors are supporting the market growth of the freeze-dried fruits and vegetable market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Global Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market - Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market: Market Size (%), By Geography, Global, 2021

Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Industry Overview

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 global 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 mergers & acquisitions, and expansion of their production and distribution networks for better visibility and enlargement of their portfolio of offerings.

Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Market Leaders

  1. European Freeze Dry

  2. Chaucer Foods Ltd.

  3. Paradise Fruits Solutions GmbH & Co. KG

  4. Mercer Foods, LLC

  5. Döhler Group SE

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Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Market News

  • 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 site 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.

Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fruit Type

        1. 5.1.1.1 Strawberry

        2. 5.1.1.2 Blueberry

        3. 5.1.1.3 Raspberry

        4. 5.1.1.4 Blackberry

        5. 5.1.1.5 Mango

        6. 5.1.1.6 Apple

        7. 5.1.1.7 Other Fruit Types

      2. 5.1.2 Vegetable Type

        1. 5.1.2.1 Beans

        2. 5.1.2.2 Corn

        3. 5.1.2.3 Peas

        4. 5.1.2.4 Tomato

        5. 5.1.2.5 Mushroom

        6. 5.1.2.6 Other Vegetable Types

    2. 5.2 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 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 5.3.2.2 Germany

        3. 5.3.2.3 Spain

        4. 5.3.2.4 France

        5. 5.3.2.5 Italy

        6. 5.3.2.6 Russia

        7. 5.3.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.3.3.3 India

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.3.5.2 United Arab Emirates

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Positioning of Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 European Freeze Dry

      2. 6.3.2 Mercer Foods, LLC.

      3. 6.3.3 Chaucer Foods Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 Döhler Group SE

      5. 6.3.5 Paradise Fruits Solutions GmbH & Co. KG

      6. 6.3.6 Fujian Lixing Foods Co.,Ltd.

      7. 6.3.7 Berrifine AS

      8. 6.3.8 Saraf Foods Ltd

      9. 6.3.9 Naturz Organics

      10. 6.3.10 R. J. Van Drunen & Sons, Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Industry Segmentation

Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are 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 are further sub-segmented into strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, mango, apple, and other fruit types. Freeze-dried vegetables are further sub-segmented as beans, corn, peas, tomato, mushroom, and other vegetable types. 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).

Type
Fruit Type
Strawberry
Blueberry
Raspberry
Blackberry
Mango
Apple
Other Fruit Types
Vegetable Type
Beans
Corn
Peas
Tomato
Mushroom
Other Vegetable Types
Application
Breakfast Cereal
Soups and Snacks
Ice Cream and Desserts
Bakery and Confectionery
Dips and Dressings
Others
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
United Kingdom
Germany
Spain
France
Italy
Russia
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables Market Research FAQs

The Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market size is expected to reach USD 38.51 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.60% to reach USD 53.02 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market size is expected to reach USD 38.51 billion.

European Freeze Dry, Chaucer Foods Ltd., Paradise Fruits Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, Mercer Foods, LLC and Döhler Group SE are the major companies operating in the Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market.

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

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market.

In 2023, the Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market size was estimated at USD 36.13 billion. The report covers the Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market historical market size for years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The challenges in the Freeze-dried Fruits & Vegetables Market are a) Pricing pressures b) Ensuring consistent product quality c) Potential for spoilage during transportation

Freeze Dried Fruits Industry Report

The freeze-dried fruits and vegetables market is poised for significant growth, largely driven by the expanding packaged food sector and a rising preference for convenient, ready-to-eat products among working professionals and health-conscious consumers. The market is segmented by product type, form, and distribution channels, with fruits leading due to their easy incorporation into dishes and high nutritional retention. Supermarkets and hypermarkets dominate the distribution channels, benefiting from strategic locations and promotional activities. The global market is experiencing robust growth, especially in Europe and Asia-Pacific, driven by consumer trends towards health and convenience and technological advancements in food processing. Key market players are focusing on strategic expansions, innovations, and partnerships to cater to evolving consumer preferences. For detailed insights, including the freeze dried fruit market size and statistics on the best freeze dried fruit brands, download a free report PDF sample from Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports.

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Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)