Food Flavor and Enhancer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Food Flavor and Enhancer Market is segmented by Type (Food Flavors and Enhancers); by Application (Dairy, Bakery, Confectionery, Savoury Snack, Meat, Beverage, and Other Applications); and Geography.

Market Snapshot

food flavor and enhancer market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: South America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.75 %

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Market Overview

The global food flavor and enhancer market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 4.75% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The market is driven by the changing lifestyle, increasing demand for healthy ingredients, and influential trend for new exotic and ethnic flavors. With the rising preference for premium-quality products, including premium lines of seasonings and sauces, the market is growing rapidly across the globe.
  • The raw materials required for the processing of natural food flavors include agricultural commodities, like fruits, vegetables, herbs, and others. Despite largely positive global food market fundamentals, prolonged lockdowns, and lasting disruptions in global transport logistics worldwide, restrictions on exports and hoarding by importing countries due to the COVID-19 has just not impacted the global food ingredients but also natural food flavors' availability and prices.​ However, as the countries are on the edge of recovering from the global pandemic, the possibilities of any further negative impact on the natural food flavors market are expected to be negligible during the forecast period.​
  • Majority of the population specifically in South American region have attraction towards foreign cuisines. Majority of population is experimenting food formulation specifically from Asian countries which is driving the food flavor and enhancer market over the forecast period

Scope of the Report

The global Food Flavor and Enhancer market is segmented by type into Food Flavors and Enhancers. Further, food flavor is sub-segmented into Natural, Synthetic, and Natural Identical Flavors. By application, the market is segmented into dairy, bakery, confectionery, savory snacks, meat, beverage, and other applications. Moreover, the study provides an analysis of the food flavor and enhancer market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Type
Food Flavor
Natural Flavor
Synthetic Flavor
Nature Identical Flavoring
Flavor Enhancers
By Application
Savoury Snack
Other Applications
By Geography
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 and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabiia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Natural Flavors

There is a rising demand for natural food flavors and consumers are seen avoiding artificial colors and flavors owing to the increasing health hazards that occur in the consumption of synthetic/artificial flavors, which has resulted in an increased demand for natural food flavors. The use of natural flavors, such as citrus peels and juices, essences of fruits, spice vanilla sugar, coffee flavorings, etc., in various applications, such as beverages and processed foods, is driving the market. •The use of natural flavors, such as citrus peels and juices, essences of fruits, spice vanilla sugar, coffee flavorings, etc., in various applications, such as beverages and processed foods, is driving the market.

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Asia- Pacific holds a Significant Market Share

Asian cuisine/foods are among the most popular at the global level. The range of flavors that can be found in Asian cuisine is incredibly high. Japanese, Chinese, Indians, and other Asian dishes offer a varied range of functional ingredients. In Japan, it is controlled by their Food for Specified Health Use (FOSHU) regulatory requirements approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The busy lifestyles of people have resulted in the replacement of homemade meals with processed foods, which are easily available in nearby stores. Packaged sauces, ready to cook, and instant meals are gaining popularity in the region. Japanese and Chinese are more focused on increasing the production of processed foods, with the inclusion of better natural ingredients like flavors, and preservatives, thus helping the consumers in storing it for a longer period of time without getting spoiled.


Competitive Landscape

The food flavor and enhancer market is moderately competitive, with continuous growth, going on, in terms of flavors and new ingredients sourcing methodology. Some of the prominent players in the market studied are Cargill, Givaudan, Corbion, Sensient, and ADM. Companies are coming up with new innovative flavors, preferably, clean-label ingredients, which are naturally derived. Moreover, the manufacturers are even expanding their presence and procurement procedures.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Opportunities

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Food Flavor

        1. Natural Flavor

        2. Synthetic Flavor

        3. Nature Identical Flavoring

      2. 5.1.2 Flavor Enhancers

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Confectionery

      4. 5.2.4 Savoury Snack

      5. 5.2.5 Meat

      6. 5.2.6 Beverage

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications

    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. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        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 and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabiia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Most Active Companies

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Givaudan

      2. 6.4.2 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Firmenich SA

      4. 6.4.4 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      5. 6.4.5 European Flavours and Fragrances

      6. 6.4.6 DuPont

      7. 6.4.7 BASF SE

      8. 6.4.8 Sensient Technologies

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Food Flavor and Enhancer Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Food Flavor and Enhancer Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.75% over the next 5 years.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Givaudan, Firmenich SA, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Koninklijke DSM N.V. are the major companies operating in Food Flavor and Enhancer Market.

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