Natural Food Preservatives Market To Reach $1.39 Billion By 2030

April 2024 | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Natural Food Preservatives Market Growth & Trends

The global natural food preservatives market size is anticipated to reach USD 1.39 billion by 2030 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2024 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The natural food preservatives industry is experiencing rapid growth, driven by increasing consumer preferences for clean-label and nutritious food options. With growing health awareness and concerns about synthetic additives, there is a gradual shift away from artificial preservatives. Natural preservatives like antioxidants, antimicrobials, and essential oils are gaining traction due to their perceived safety and effectiveness. In addition, stringent food safety regulations further endorse the adoption of natural preservatives, reinforcing their prominence in the industry.

Environmental sustainability further drives the demand for natural preservatives, as they are often derived from renewable sources and are biodegradable, aligning with the growing consumer expectation for eco-friendly production practices. Technological advancements have improved the extraction and application methods of natural preservatives, making them more cost-effective and efficient in extending product shelf life without compromising quality. These preservatives are finding applications across a broad spectrum of industries, including dairy, meat, poultry, and bakery products, where they help maintain freshness and safety.

Manufacturers are leveraging these trends to differentiate their products, comply with regulatory demands for natural ingredients, and innovate in product development, thereby making the most of natural preservatives to meet the evolving consumer demand for healthier and more sustainable food options.

Market players in the natural food preservatives industry are launching new products and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. For instance, in August 2021, Conagen, a Massachusetts-based biotech firm, introduced a natural preservative called p-Coumaric Acid (PCA). PCA, an antioxidant and antimicrobial compound found in plants like peanuts and tomatoes, is now produced through Conagen's innovative precision fermentation process. This technology allows microorganisms to generate sustainable, high-purity PCA at competitive prices compared to synthetic alternatives.

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Natural Food Preservatives Market Report Highlights

  • The edible oil segment led the market with the largest revenue share of 29.9% in 2023, owing to their versatile nature and effectiveness as natural preservatives. They offer excellent antimicrobial properties, which help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms in food products. In addition, edible oils act as antioxidants, extending the shelf life of various food items by preventing oxidation and rancidity

  • Based on function, the antimicrobial segment led the market with the largest revenue share exceeding 64.91% in 2023. This trend reflects consumers' growing concerns about the health risks associated with synthetic preservatives like BHA and BHT. Natural antimicrobial preservatives, derived from plants, herbs, and essential oils, offer a safer alternative, recognized as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by regulatory agencies

  • Based on application, the seafood, meat, and poultry segment led the market with the largest revenue share of more than 24.9% in 2023. This dominance stems from the perishable nature of these food categories, necessitating effective preservation methods to uphold freshness and quality. Natural preservatives play a crucial role in extending the shelf life of seafood, meat, and poultry products by inhibiting microbial growth and delaying spoilage

  • North America dominated the market with the revenue share of more than 33.8% in 2023. This significant share is driven by increasing consumer demand for clean-label products, stringent regulatory standards favoring natural preservatives, and advancements in food processing technology

Natural Food Preservatives Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global natural food preservatives market report based on product, function, application, and region:

Natural Food Preservatives Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

  • Edible Oil

  • Rosemary Extracts

  • Natamycin

  • Vinegar

  • Chitosan

  • Others

Natural Food Preservatives Function Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

  • Antimicrobial

  • Antioxidant

Natural Food Preservatives Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

  • Seafood, Meat & Poultry Products

  • Bakery Products

  • Dairy Products

  • Beverages

  • Snacks

  • Fruits & Vegetables

  • Others

Natural Food Preservatives Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • Spain

    • Italy

    • France

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia

    • Indonesia

  • Central & South America

    • Brazil

  • Middle East & Africa

    • South Africa

    • Saudi Arabia

List of Key Players of Natural Food Preservatives Market

  • Naturex S.A

  • Handary S.A.

  • Cargill, Incorporated

  • Danisco

  • Kalsec Inc.

  • Ita Food Improvers

  • DSM

  • Kerry Group Plc.

  • Tate & Lyle PLC

  • Kemin Industries, Inc.

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