A recent market intelligence study published by Future Market Insights (FMI) finds that the sales of dehydrated onions worldwide recorded nearly US$ 950 million in 2017, and the market is expected to reach a valuation of over US$ 1.5 billion in 2028. The study opines that the increasing consumption of dehydrated onions in processed food products remains among the predominant driving engines for the market. Increasing growth of the processed food industry and manufacturers’ focus on introducing nutritious ready-to-eat food products is expected to bolster the growth of the dehydrated onions market in the coming years, projects the FMI study.
The study offers complete analysis on how the dehydrated onions market will grow during 2018-2028, on thoroughly assessing important growth parameters and factors that are instrumental in bolstering developments in the landscape. FMI finds that consumption as well as production remains significantly high in developing economies in Asia Pacific, as India and China are the key exporters of onions. In the coming years, the demand for dry onions in Asia’s processed food industry is likely to surge to new heights and manufacturers’ are expected to respond to it by adopting innovative promotional strategies to stay ahead of the curve.
Increasing production of onions along with the growing penetration of advanced manufacturing technologies to produce dry onions in these countries is expected to improve the growth prospects of dehydrated onions market in Asia Pacific, according to the FMI study. Manufacturers in Asia Pacific are making a shift away from conventional methods of dehydrating onions by increasing adoption of technologically advanced manufacturing processes. Technologies such as air drying, vacuum drying, spray drying, microwave drying, and freeze drying are witnessing high adoption among manufacturer, which is expected to influence emerging trends in the dehydrated onions market.
Consumers’ Inclination towards Gluten-free and Heathy Food Products to Boost Sales
Consumers have become more health-conscious than ever, and the demand for free-from food products has reached new heights across the globe. The FMI study finds that the stakeholders in the dehydrated onions market are benefitting from the rising health & fitness trend and consumers changing their dietary habits, as the adoption of dehydrated onion in food products, such as dressings & sauces, ready meals, soups, as well as snacks & savoury products, is increasing.
Especially in gluten-free products, dehydrated onion is becoming an integral ingredient, and with the increasing demand for gluten-free food, mainly in developed countries, the consumption of dehydrated onion is likely to surge, finds the FMI study. In addition, the sales of conventional products remain significantly high in the dehydrated onion landscape, despite increasing awareness about the health benefits of organic products, mainly due to their high cost. Furthermore, as consumers are more inclined towards food ingredients that improve convenience in cooking, dehydrate onion powders or pastes are expected to witness incremental demand in the coming years, projects the FMI study.
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