Food Texture Market

Food Texture Industry - Upcoming Growth Trends in the Global Market

The global food texture market size was valued at USD 13.6 billion in 2022 and is poised to grow from USD 14.3 billion in 2023 to USD 18.8 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% in the forecast period (2023-2028).

The food texture industry encompasses a wide range of ingredients, additives, and technologies aimed at enhancing the sensory experience, stability, and functionality of food products. Texture plays a crucial role in consumer perception, influencing preferences for specific mouthfeel sensations such as crunchy, creamy, chewy, or smooth. As such, the market for food texture solutions is driven by various factors including changing consumer preferences, health and wellness trends, technological advancements, and industry innovations.

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Food Texture Market Trends

The food texture industry is subject to various trends that reflect evolving consumer preferences, technological advancements, and industry innovations.

Here are some key trends shaping the food texture market:

  • Clean Label Texturants: Consumers are increasingly demanding food products made with natural, minimally processed ingredients. This has led to a rise in the use of clean label texturants such as starches, gums, and pectins derived from natural sources like fruits, vegetables, and grains. Manufacturers are focusing on developing clean label texture solutions that provide functionality while meeting clean label requirements.
  • Plant-Based Textures: With the growing popularity of plant-based diets, there is a rising demand for texture-modified plant-based alternatives to traditional animal-derived ingredients. Plant-based proteins, fibers, and starches are being utilized to create meat analogs, dairy alternatives, and other plant-based products with textures similar to their animal-based counterparts.
  • Texture Personalization: Consumers are seeking personalized food experiences tailored to their individual preferences and dietary needs. This trend is driving the development of texture-modified products that offer customizable texture profiles, allowing consumers to adjust the texture according to their liking through innovative formulations and serving formats.
  • Texture-Driven Innovation: Texture is increasingly recognized as a key driver of product differentiation and consumer satisfaction. Food manufacturers are investing in texture-driven innovation to develop unique and appealing textures that set their products apart in the market. This includes the exploration of novel textures, textures inspired by culinary traditions from around the world, and textures that evoke nostalgic or indulgent experiences.
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences: Food textures play a crucial role in creating multi-sensory experiences that engage consumers' senses beyond taste alone. Manufacturers are incorporating textures that stimulate sight, touch, and sound, as well as taste, to enhance the overall sensory appeal of food products. This includes textures that create visual contrast, tactile sensations, and auditory cues, adding depth and complexity to the eating experience.
  • Texture for Health and Wellness: Texture modification is being utilized to improve the nutritional profile of food products while maintaining or enhancing their sensory attributes. This includes the development of texture-modified products with reduced fat, sugar, and calorie content, as well as increased fiber and protein content, to support health-conscious consumers' dietary goals without sacrificing taste or texture.
  • Sustainable Texture Solutions: Sustainability is a growing concern in the food industry, driving the demand for texture solutions that are environmentally friendly and ethically sourced. Manufacturers are exploring sustainable alternatives to conventional texture-modifying ingredients, such as plant-based texturants, upcycled ingredients, and biodegradable packaging materials, to reduce the environmental footprint of food products.

Overall, the food texture market is characterized by a dynamic landscape shaped by consumer trends, technological advancements, and sustainability imperatives. Manufacturers and ingredient suppliers are responding to these trends by innovating texture solutions that meet the evolving needs and preferences of consumers while aligning with broader industry and societal goals.

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Food Texture Market by Type (Cellulose Derivatives, Gums, Pectin, Gelatin, Starch, Inulin, Dextrin), Source, Form (Dry, Liquid), Application (Bakery & Confectionery Products, Dairy & Frozen Foods), Functionality and Region - Global Forecast to 2028

Food Texture Market Size,  Share & Growth Report
Report Code
FB 2095
RI Published ON
10/6/2023
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