Global Gourmet Salts Market: Overview
Gourmet salt is untreated sea salt which is naturally harvested; it adds extra flavor and dressing to the food products. It also imparts little exotic flavor and moisture to the foods. It is high-quality salt commonly used in the cooking to improve taste and appeal of the food. Gourmet salt possesses elevated mineral content and better solubility. It can be added to another type of spices and herbs to enhance the flavor and color of spices. Gourmet salt is used in various applications which include seafood, bakery, confectionery, savory, and poultry. It is used to preserve canned food products so that their shelf life increases.
Global Gourmet Salts Market: Growth Factors
Rising popularity of the organic food products, increasing urbanization, and rapid westernization are factors that are fuelling the global gourmet salts market growth. Gourmet salts are swiftly soluble, enriched with mineral content, and offers exotic flavor to foods thus driving the market. They are naturally harvested, have no added additives, and have lower sodium content, thus it is widely preferred globally. Rising health consciousness and increasing occurrences of health disorders resulting from high sodium levels in the body is anticipated to foster the market growth. Live cooking shows and other gourmet food products encourage the use of gourmet salts. Industries are constantly looking for innovative product launch and adoption of the new strategies in order to enhance market revenue. Gourmet salts are little expensive and its availability in the market is limited thus restraining the market growth.
Global Gourmet Salts Market: Segmentation
The global gourmet salts market is segmented into its types, application, and geography. On the basis of the type, the market is classified into Himalayan salts, fleur de sel, flake salts, sel gris or grey salts, specialty salts, and others. The fleur de sel segment is the largest type segment in the global market. It is used in the vegetable dishes, roasted meat, and salads. Based on application, the global market is segregated into seafood products, bakery & confectionery, sauces & savory, meat & poultry products, and others. Of these bakery & confectionery segment accounted for the largest market share. Geographical segmentation of the market includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
Global Gourmet Salts Market: Regional Analysis
Western Europe is the largest and fastest growing market. It is the biggest producer and consumer of gourmet salts. Huge demand for the processed foods is mainly from countries such as Italy, Germany, Spain, and France thus driving the market. North America is anticipated to witness growth in the near future due to changing consumer preferences and strict food regulations in the U.S. The key factor that drives the market in Asia Pacific region includes uplifting living standards, health consciousness behavior, emerging economies, and development in the food and beverage industries.
Global Gourmet Salts Market: Competitive Players
Key market players involved in the global gourmet salts market are Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Cargill, INFOSA, Pyramid Salt Pty. Ltd., Morton Salt, Inc., SaltWorks, Inc., Murray River Gourmet Salt, Incorporated, The Marblehead Salt Co. LLC., and CK Life Sciences Int’l.
Global Gourmet Salts Market: Regional Segment Analysis
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