As per the current market research conducted by CMI Team, the Global Food Flavors Market size is expected to record a CAGR of 5.25% from 2023 to 2032. In 2022, the market size is projected to reach a valuation of USD 9.46 Billion. By 2032, the valuation is anticipated to reach USD 16.52 Billion.

The main goal of food flavor inquiry is to alter or enhance the flavors of natural food products, such as fruits and vegetables. They are also used to produce flavors for food items like candies and snacks that lack the flavors consumers want.

Natural flavors, which improve the smell profile of food goods, and artificial flavors, which alter the scent to emphasize it, are typically combined to create flavors that are derived from food products. Growing research and development efforts to create a wide range of distinctive flavors is a major element in the rise in market revenue.

Regional Snapshots.

Asia-Pacific dominant the region and predicted to be in the dominating state during the forecast period due to high production of dairy and dairy based food products in the region.

The significant market share held by Asia-Pacific is primarily attributable to the rising demand for processed food products in emerging and developing nations like India, China, and Thailand, as well as to changing consumer preferences for high-quality food ingredients and an increase in the outsourcing of processed food manufacturing from the Asian region to meet the soaring global demand.

Due to the region’s expanding processed food industry, rising investments in the food sector, and the phenomenal growth of the food and beverage industry, which is attributed to rising urbanization, rising health awareness, and rising disposable income, Asia-Pacific is also predicted to grow at the fastest CAGR during the analysis period.

Market Dynamics.


Floral flavors have become one of the most popular flavor trends. Fruity and floral flavors are frequently added to baked goods to give them a more authentic flavor and aroma. Fruit tastes and botanical flavors are frequently combined to give food items a natural fragrance.

The floral and botanical flavors have expanded from a small niche to a broader market during the past few years. Lemon-lavender cookies, lemon violent granola, blackberry-rose marshmallows, and other flavors are a few examples of flavors found in baked goods. Due to consumer desire to spend money on natural food products and ingredients, flowery flavors have become popular.

Moreover, the consumer awareness of the synthetic ingredients used in food products is quite high. The use of natural food essences may be influenced by growing customer interest in clean label products and increased consumer knowledge of the use of natural ingredients.

The producers are utilizing the rising popularity of clean-label items by creating goods with flavors that are derived naturally. Natural flavors are used to give edible items an authentic taste and flavor while synthetic tastes like benzophenone and ethyl acrylate have recently been found to be harmful. Natural flavors also assist edible products preserve its ethnicity. Thus, a variety of natural flavors take the place of these manufactured flavors. The vast majority of natural flavonoids have preservation properties, reducing the need for artificial preservatives.

Compared to artificial or nature-identical flavors, natural flavors are much more unstable and volatile. As opposed to synthetic flavors, natural flavors are typically unstable during processing, handling, and storage due to their perishable nature.

They are also susceptible to changes in pH, temperature, and light. At greater temperatures, there is a chance that the flavor will be destroyed because natural flavors are flammable to heat. To make up for its loss at low and high temperatures, natural flavorings are employed in baked and frozen goods at larger dosages. The market for natural tastes is constrained by this.

Flavor loss during food preparation is more likely because they are volatile. Additionally, the restricted supply of raw materials and high processing expenses make natural tastes pricey. Due to greater prices for raw materials and flavor loss, small-scale food producers deem this to be an uneconomical choice. The market expansion is eventually constrained by this issue, which eventually lowers the profit margins for the food manufacturing industries.

Global Food Flavors Market 2023–2032 (By Application)

Natural food consumption is on the rise, and the food business is constantly looking for novel flavoring ingredients. The development of novel food flavors will be facilitated by knowledge of the biogenesis of plant volatiles, their enzymes, and genes. Commercial flavor extraction methods involve marine sources; one of the most creative sources used by reputable flavor businesses is seaweed.

The food flavoring sector is legally required to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by numerous regulatory standards. These legal requirements differ from nation to nation, but they always aim to protect customers’ safety. The use of tastes and accurate labelling of food products are also emphasized by the laws established by many nations.

The introduction of new products may be slowed down or prevented by these strict rules, which may also raise their costs and trigger product recalls. Therefore, the installation of new laws and changes to already-existing regulations have a detrimental impact on market expansion.

Report Scope

Feature of the ReportDetails
Market Size in 2023USD 10.79 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2032USD 16.52 Billion
Market Size in 2022USD 9.46 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate5.25% CAGR
Base Year2023
Forecast Period2024-2033
Key SegmentBy Source, Application, Form and Region
Report CoverageRevenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional ScopeNorth America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
Buying OptionsRequest tailored purchasing options to fulfil your requirements for research.

Report highlights.

On the basis of origin, the natural segment is the leading segment and is expected to make the largest contribution to the food flavors market. Due to varied influences from regional cuisine, the natural flavor commands the biggest market share.

Contrary to artificial tastes, natural extracts from a variety of plants give a dish’s ethnic flavor. These organic tastes are being used by several fast food businesses to create authentic flavor. The younger generation also favors using a variety of botanicals and adaptogens in their cooking.

This is because people are more aware of the negative impacts of artificial tastes. Artificial flavoring ingredients can cause many health problems over time, including itching and cancer. Natural food flavoring agents are produced by a variety of enterprises because the creative application of organically sourced raw ingredients will present growth potential for the food industry.

On the basis of application, the highest CAGR is projected for the beverage segment during the forecasted period. The premiumization, functionality, convenience, and sustainability themes that are currently gaining traction are driving constant change in the global beverage industry.

The global expansion of this market has been greatly aided by the rising popularity of creative tastes across the beverage industry. Because consumers are becoming more aware of the health benefits of functional beverages, they are rising in popularity. Numerous uses for the wide variety of natural flavors can be discovered in these useful beverages. Natural flavors are now being used more frequently in the beverage sector as a result of the rising demand for beverages made from plants.

Global Food Flavors Market 2023–2032 (By Billion)

Recent developments.

Ariake was purchased by Ireland’s Kerry Group. Ariake sells flavored beef, pork, and vegetable products. The extraction technologies used to generate adequate and customized solutions across the food flavoring industry are extremely sophisticated. Kerry’s vast authentic taste and clean label portfolio was further strengthened by this acquisition, which also improved flavoring extraction technology.

List of the prominent players in the Food Flavors Market:

  • DuPont
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Symrise
  • MANE
  • Taiyo International
  • Hasegawa
  • Synergy Flavors
  • Givaudan
  • Kerry Group
  • International Flavors & Fragrances
  • Firmenich
  • Sensient
  • Bell Flavors and Fragrances
  • McCormick & Company
  • Others

Recent Development

The leading producer of savory flavors, Innova Foods, owned by Griffith Foods, was acquired by Synergy Flavors, Inc.

With this innovative acquisition, Synergy Flavors’ savory capabilities are increased, aligning with the exciting new product development occurring in meat substitutes, sauces, sides, and snacks. Additionally, it broadens Synergy’s assortment of extracts, essences, and compounded flavors into the category of process flavors, enabling their clients to stand out from the competition in the fiercely competitive food and beverage industry.

The Food Flavors Market is segmented as follows:

By Source

  • Natural
  • Artificial

By Application

  • Food
  • Beverages

By Form

  • Dry
  • Liquid & gel

By Region

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • France
  • The UK
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America