"For the most part, ingredient companies have moved to potassium chloride. Many of them have their own version of salt reducers or enhancers."
— One of the top three companies
The global market for sodium reduction ingredients is likely to maintain a CAGR of 11.2% between 2016 and 2021. North America forms the largest market worldwide, cornering a share estimated at about 45% in 2014. However, in terms of growth, the demand in Europe is slated to outpace that in other regions by posting a CAGR in excess of 12% during this period.
Some of the major factors driving the demand for sodium reduction ingredients include:
The sodium reductions ingredient market is a crucial component of the food additives industry. They are used to either reduce or entirely replace the salt content in food products, motivated by the adverse health effects caused by excessive intake of sodium. Ingredients include mineral salts, amino acids and yeast extracts.
Such ingredients typically find applications on a combo basis or as blends that can be added to food products. A few are also being used as masking ingredients. Versatility in application has provided the requisite impetus to these health-promoting products.
By product type, the global market for mineral salts is the largest, accounting for an estimated share of about 58% in 2014. The demand for yeast extracts is anticipated to register the fastest growth, because yeast extracts naturally contain umami flavor, which simplifies their use as flavor enhancers.
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