The sodium reduction ingredient (SRI) market in North America is the largest in the world, with an estimated share of nearly 45% in 2017. Though mineral salts corner the largest share of sodium reduction ingredients in terms of product type, the fastest growth in demand is likely to be registered by yeast extracts. By application area, snacks and meat products account for the largest share in terms of utilizing SRI.
The United States is the largest region for sodium reduction ingredient market in North America, though fastest demand in growth is expected to be recorded by Mexico.
Excessive intake of sodium leads to some adverse health effects, hypertension being foremost among them. Alleviating these conditions to some extent has been possible through the use of sodium reduction ingredient, such as mineral salts, amino acids, and yeast extracts. Versatility in its application has provided the requisite impetus to these health-promoting products.
Some of the major factors driving demand for SRI include the greater emphasis on health nutrition, the growing knowledge about the detrimental effects of excessive intake of salt, improvement in taste, and increased demand for processed foods.
The North American sodium reduction ingredient market is segmented by type into amino acids and glutamates, mineral salts, yeast extracts and others. By application, it is segmented into bakery & confectionery, condiments, seasonings and sauces, dairy and frozen foods, meat & meat products, and other snacks.
The major players include Angel Yeast Co., Ltd., Biospringer, Bunge Ltd., Cargill Inc, Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG, Danisco A/S, Givaudan SA, Kerry Group, Kudos Blends, Novozymes A/S, Purac Biochem BV, RS Flavor Ingredients, Royal DSM NV, Savory Systems International, Inc., Sensient Technologies Corp., Tate & Lyle PLC, and Wild Flavors, Inc., among others.
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