Taste Modulators Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Global Taste Modulators market is segmented by Application into Foods and Beverages; By Type into Sweet modulators, Salt modulators, and Fat modulators, and By Geography

Taste Modulators Industry Overview

Taste Modulators Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 8.6 %
CAGR (2019-2024): 8.6%

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Taste Modulators Market Analysis

The global taste modulators market is growing at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period (2019 - 2024).

  • The prevalence of obesity and diabetes across the globe with about 1.6 billion adults aged 18 and above were obese in 2016 (According to WHO), this is one of the major factors driving the demand for taste modulators in food and beverage industries. This has helped the consumers to meet their flavor requirements without compromising with their health.
  • The implemented sugar taxes in countries, like Thailand, are driving consumers toward beverages that have less sugar. This, in turn, is driving the demand for sweet modulators in such countries. To cater to the increasing demand for flavored carbonated beverage products among consumers under different demographics, the food and beverage companies are increasingly focusing on making product lines with reduced sugar and sodium content. This is driving the growth of the taste modulator market in the end-user industries.

Taste Modulators Industry Segments

The global taste modulators market is studied for various food product divisions such as Bakery and Confectionery Products, Dairy Products, Snacks & Savory Products, Meat Products, and others. The taste modulators used in alcoholic, as well as non-alcoholic beverages, is also studied in detailed. The different types of taste modulators used in the food and beverage industries include sweet modulators, salt modulators and fat modulators. The market is studied in detailed for both mature as well as developing countries across the globe to provide a broader perspective.

Bakery and Confectionery Products
Dairy Products
Snacks & Savory Products
Meat Products
Alcoholic Beverages
Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Sweet Modulators
Salt Modulators
Fat Modulators
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
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Taste Modulators Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Taste Modulators Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand For Functional Food and Beverage

The progressive inclination of consumers across the globe towards health-oriented products has involved taste modulators in the functional food and beverage industry as a requisite in the list. In addition, the sale promoting tag lines, such as “ready to drink”, “on the go” and other convenience factors, such as reduced sugar or sodium altogether served by functional beverages, further augments the demand for taste modulators primarily for sweet and salt modulators. The taste modulators are increasingly being used in fortified beverages targetting the consumers who are looking for healthy drinks without compromising with the taste and mouthfeel. 

Taste Modulators Market : Distribution Of Functional Food and Beverage Market: By Product Type, in Percentage, 2018

Asia Pacific Emerges As The Fastest Growing Market

Increased health consciousness among Asian consumers primarily in China, Japan, Australia, India, and others have led to the demand for food and beverages with various health claims such as reduced calorie, reduced sugar or reduced-sodium.  Also, governments in countries like Thailand, Singapore, Australia, India, Hong Kong, and others have imposed heavy sugar taxes to reduce the prevalence of obesity and diabetes among consumers which in turn has resulted in various food and beverage industries to opting for sugar alternatives to meet the demand for flavored/sweetened beverages. Moreover, the rising adoption of sports drinks by fitness-focused consumers, owing to the rise in the importance of pre-workout and post-workout supplements, is expected to drive the market of taste modulators during the forecast period.

Taste Modulators Market - Market Size, by Region, Global, 2018

Taste Modulators Market Competitor Analysis

Globally, Koninklijke DSM N.V., International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Kerry Inc., Givaudan, Flavorchem Corporation and others are the most active among all the key players in the global taste modulators market. The players are adopting various strategies such as product innovation and expansion primarily to penetrate in the market. Also, the companies are considerably active in investing in the target segments. Thus, the key players are embarking on mergers and acquisitions as one of their key strategies to achieve consolidation and optimize their offerings. Moreover, these players merge with local players to gain dominance in the local markets.

Taste Modulators Market Top Players

  1. Koninklijke DSM N.V.

  2. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

  3. Sensient Technologies Corporation

  4. The Flavor Factory

  5. Kerry Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Taste Modulators Market Concentration

Taste Modulators Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Food

        1. Bakery and Confectionery Products

        2. Dairy Products

        3. Snacks & Savory Products

        4. Meat Products

        5. Others

      2. 5.1.2 Beverage

        1. Alcoholic Beverages

        2. Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Sweet Modulators

      2. 5.2.2 Salt Modulators

      3. 5.2.3 Fat Modulators

    3. 5.3 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. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        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 and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Koninklijke DSM N.V

      2. 6.3.2 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc

      3. 6.3.3 Sensient Technologies Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 The Flavor Factory

      5. 6.3.5 Kerry Inc

      6. 6.3.6 Givaudan

      7. 6.3.7 Ingredion Incorporated

      8. 6.3.8 Flavorchem Corporation


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Taste Modulators Market Research FAQs

The Taste Modulators Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Taste Modulators Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.6% over the next 5 years.

The Taste Modulators Market is valued at 8.6% in 2028.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Koninklijke DSM N.V., International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Sensient Technologies Corporation, The Flavor Factory, Kerry Inc. are the major companies operating in Taste Modulators Market.

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