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Freeze-dried Fruits & Vegetables Market Size By Product (Fruits, Vegetables, Coffee Beans), By Form (Powders & Granules, Chunks/Pieces, Flakes), By Distribution Channel (Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retailers]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI3218
  • Published Date: Nov 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Freeze-dried Fruits & Vegetables Market size exceeded USD 77.6 billion in 2020 and is set to exhibit a CAGR of 8.3% from 2021 to 2027. Freeze-drying (lyophilization or cryodesiccation) is a dehydration process that includes freezing the product followed by removal of moisture in a vacuum chamber.

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Freeze-dried fruits & vegetables are gaining popularity among businesses as well as consumers due to the primary advantage of increased shelf life associated with the product. Freeze drying, also called as lyophilization, removes all the moisture content from raw and frozen food products through a vacuum system. It not only helps in prolonging the shelf life of these products substantially but also keeps all nutritious values intact.

Freeze-dried fruit chunks and pieces are widely used in the bakery and confectionary industry for making desserts and baked items. Freeze-dried vegetables, such as peas, carrots, and broccoli, are used in making ready-to-eat soups. Dried and packaged fruits, such as apples, strawberries, and mangoes, are also available for direct consumption at a number of retail outlets across the world.

Rising millennial and Gen X population around the world and changing lifestyles will have a positive influence on the demand for packaged ready-to-eat food products over the forecast years. Increasing demand for such packaged food products will significantly boost freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market expansion.

The freeze-drying process is also popularly used in the coffee sector for making instant coffee powders. Drying of coffee powders through this process preserves the natural flavor of the coffee beans, while removing all the moisture content, making it easy for storage and transportation to different parts of the world. Increasing demand for instant coffee will also be a key market driver across the world over the coming years. However, the high cost associated with the manufacturing of the product is anticipated to be one of the major down sides to the overall freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market growth throughout the assessment period.

The fruits segment will generate huge revenue gains throughout the assessment period

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In the global freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market, fruits will generate a revenue of over USD 85 billion by 2027. This segment will also show strong ability to capture the market owing to its versatility and increasing usage in various types of b2b products. Freeze-dried fruits are majorly used in breakfast cereals such as muesli and other types of edible flakes. Fruits are a good source of fibers, vitamins, and have less carbohydrates, making them ideal choice for a healthy diet. Increasing health consciousness will further escalate the demand for the product, and due to this, high growth potential is observed.

Coffee beans is another major segment and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% through 2027. This is attributed to the rising preference of consumers for coffee beans readily available in packages for conveniently preparing the beverage.

The powders & granules form segment will show considerable growth

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Freeze-dried fruits & vegetables industry from powders & granules is expected to hold over 15% revenue share by 2027 owing to their capability to offer similar nutritional value as that of normal food items. Moreover, the powders & granules form usually have a very high shelf life and are ideal for storing food in case of emergencies. Further, these can also be easily added to other food items including smoothies, yogurt, and baked foods for enhancing the nutritional value. All instant coffee powders have been considered in this segment, which will have a noteworthy influence on the segment demand.

Supermarket & hypermarket segment to lead industry size

Freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market from supermarkets & hypermarkets segment is poised to generate a demand of over 4.5 million tons by 2027. This is attributed to the convenience offered to consumers for easier shopping of multiple products. Moreover, these markets usually store products of multiple brands and offer variants that are targeted toward varied customers including different price ranges.

Europe to generate substantial revenue gains throughout the assessment period

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European region will account for majority share in the freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% over the study period due to the presence of major manufacturers across the region. Additionally, the presence of health-conscious consumers in the region coupled with the rising preference of consumers for such foods with high nutritional value and ideal for instant food making solutions is anticipated to further boost the regional market demand.

Middle East & Africa freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market is projected to register a significant CAGR over the projected timeframe. The proliferating packaging industry along with the improving lifestyle of consumers is boosting the industry share.

Mergers & acquisitions are major strategic outlooks of the market

Some of the key players in the freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market include The Kraft Heinz Company, Nestle S.A., Mondelez International, The J M Smucker Company, Olam International, OFD Foods, Asahi Group, Mercer Foods, Ajinomoto Co., European Freeze Dry Ltd., and Van Drunen Farms, among others.

The freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons & revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2027or the following segments:

By Product

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Coffee Beans

By Form

  • Powders & granules
  • Chunks/pieces
  • Flakes

By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets & hypermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • Online retailers

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • Japan
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Kuwait


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Freeze-dried fruits & vegetables industry share surpassed USD 77.6 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2021 and 2027.
The global freeze-dried fruits market will cross a valuation of USD 85 billion up to 2027 owing to surging product usage in breakfast cereals like muesli and other types of edible flakes.
The market revenue from coffee beans is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 7% by 2027 driven by the increasing consumer preference for products that are readily available in packages.
Europe freeze-dried fruits & vegetables market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8% through 2027 considering the presence of key manufacturers and rising consumer preference for foods having high nutritional value.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 11
  • Tables & Figures: 254
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 200
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