Gourmet Salts Market by Type (Specialty Gourmet Salt, Fleur De Sel, Sel Gris, Himalayan Salt, and Flake Salts), Application (Bakery & Confectionery Products, Meat & Poultry Products, Seafood Products, and Sauces & Savories) - Analysis & Forecast 2019-2030
Report ID : 174 | Published Date : May 2020 | Pages : 160 | Region : Global | Report Code : FB-18
Gourmet Salts Introduction & Overview
Gourmet salt is crystallized and is untreated sea salt which is naturally harvested, which adds extra flavor and is used as a preservative in food products. It is crystallized by open-air solar evaporation or by the quick vacuum evaporation process. Gourmet salt holds elevated mineral content and better solubility. This gourmet salt is used in various applications which include seafood, bakery, confectionery, savory, and poultry. It is also used to as enhancers of texture, appeal, and taste, as against simple blending with food, giving an everyday-flavor. Gourmet salts have better solubility, exotic flavor, moisture, and higher mineral content.
Growing popularity of organic food products, wide range of applications of gourmet salts and rapid westernization are some of the factors which are driving the global gourmet salts market. Moreover, rising occurrences of health disorders resulting from high sodium levels and increasing health consciousness among population is anticipated to foster market growth. However, Gourmet salts are expensive than conventionally used salts and its availability in the market is limited thus it is likely to restrain the market to a certain extent.
The global gourmet salts market is segmented by product, application and region
Gourmet Salts by Product
On the basis of product, the market can be segmented into fleur de sel, sel gris, Himalayan salts, flake salts, specialty salts, and others. Fleur de sel is estimated to account for the largest share in the global gourmet salts market. Fleur de sel is used in a variety of food products such as roasted meat, vegetable dishes, and salads. Increasing the application of fleur de sel is one of the driving factors for the major share in the gourmet salt market.
Gourmet Salts by Application
On the basis of application, gourmet salts are segmented into Bakery & Confectionery Products, Meat & Poultry Products, Sauces & Savouries, seafood products, and others. However, among all the segments, the bakery and confectionary segment is anticipated to contribute high revenue to the overall gourmet salts market. An increase in the disposable income with the people, rising focus on a healthy lifestyle is one of the driving factors for the major share in the gourmet salt market.
Gourmet Salts Market by Region
The global gourmet salts market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World (ROW). Europe dominated the market of gourmet salt, followed by North America and Asia Pacific. In Europe, France and Spain are likely to contribute maximum revenue share to the overall gourmet salts market. Huge demand for the processed foods is mainly from countries such as Italy, Germany, Spain, and France thus driving the market. However, North America is expected to witness growth in the near future due to changing consumer preferences and strict food regulations in the U.S.
Gourmet Salt Market Prominent Players
The prominent players in the global gourmet salts market are Morton Salt, Inc., SaltWorks, Cargill, Incorporate, Alaska Salt Co.., Pyramid Salt, Murray River Salt, K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Gourmet Salts And Peppers, and CK Life Sciences Int'l., (Holdings) Inc. among others.