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Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market Size - By Product Type (Nori, Kelp, Dulse, Wakame), Form (Powder, Flakes, Sheets, Liquid Extracts), Application (Sushi and Sashimi, Salads, Snacks, Seasoning for Various Dishes), Distribution Channel & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI1661
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market Size

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market size was valued at USD 1.2 billion in 2022 and is estimated to witness 7.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Consumers are increasingly seeking healthier and nutrient-rich food options. Seaweed is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making gourmet seaweed seasoning an attractive choice for health-conscious individuals. Seaweed has a natural umami flavor profile, which can enhance the taste of dishes. Gourmet seaweed seasoning provides a unique and savory taste to various cuisines.

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market

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The increasing interest in international cuisines, such as Japanese, Korean, and Mediterranean, drives the demand for gourmet seaweed seasoning used in traditional dishes.

Maintaining consistent quality and flavor of gourmet seaweed seasoning can be challenging due to variations in seaweed species, growing conditions, and processing methods. The complex supply chain involved in sourcing, cultivating, processing, and distributing seaweed can lead to delays, quality issues, and logistical challenges. Seaweed can absorb contaminants from the surrounding water, such as heavy metals and pollutants.

COVID-19 Impact

Changes in consumer behavior due to lockdowns and safety concerns might have affected the demand for gourmet foods, including seaweed seasoning. The closure of restaurants and reduced foodservice operations could have reduced the demand for gourmet ingredients, impacting the gourmet seaweed seasoning market. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is set to drive the market growth.

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market Trends

Consumers' focus on health and natural ingredients led to increased interest in gourmet seaweed seasoning due to its nutrient-rich profile and potential health benefits. The growing popularity of plant-based and vegan diets drove demand for gourmet seaweed seasoning as a flavorful and nutritious seasoning option. Increased interest in global cuisines, particularly Asian and Mediterranean, led to the adoption of gourmet seaweed seasoning in a variety of dishes.

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market Analysis

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The gourmet seaweed seasoning market from fresh sources segment dominated around USD 0.3 billion revenue in 2022. Nori is an essential ingredient in Asian cuisines, particularly Japanese and Korean. The popularity of Asian cuisine globally drives the demand for gourmet seaweed seasoning that includes nori flavors.

Global Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market Revenue Share, By Form, (2022)

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The powder form segment accounted for 36% of the gourmet seaweed seasoning market share in 2022. Seaweed powder is versatile toppings that can enhance the flavor and appearance of a wide range of dishes, from salads to rice bowls.

The gourmet seaweed seasoning market from sushi and sashimi segment is anticipated to grow at 7.2% CAGR through 2032. Gourmet seaweed seasoning adds an authentic touch to sushi and Japanese dishes, enhancing their flavor and maintaining cultural fidelity. Thus, the high-quality services and growing usage of gourmet seaweed seasoning at food centres are anticipated to expedite the business growth.

Supermarkets and Hypermarkets segment will gain remarkable momentum during the forecast timeline. Gourmet seaweed seasoning products in supermarkets and hypermarkets reach a larger consumer base due to the wide coverage of these retail chains.

U.S. Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market Size, 2021- 2032 (USD Billion)

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U.S. gourmet seaweed seasoning market size held over USD 0.26 billion in 2022. North American consumers prioritize health and wellness, driving the demand for nutrient-rich ingredients like gourmet seaweed seasoning that offer both flavor and nutritional benefits.

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market Share

Some of the major companies operating in the gourmet seaweed seasoning industry are

  • GimMe Snacks
  • Ocean's Halo
  • Maine Coast Sea Vegetables
  • SeaSnax
  • Annie Chun's
  • New Frontier Foods (Ocean's Balance)
  • Tao Kae Noi
  • SeaVegi
  • Mara Seaweed
  • Eden Foods
  • A-Sha Foods
  • Sea Tangle Noodle Company
  • Seamore
  • Sempio
  • Organic Ocean

These companies focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these companies are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Industry News:

  • In 2022, Oceans Halo launched OCEANS HALO Organic Seaweed Salt, 4.5 OZ. This can be added as toppings for culinary dishes and can be customized according consumers taste and preferences.

This gourmet seaweed seasoning market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Billion & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product Type

  • Nori
  • Kelp
  • Dulse
  • Wakame
  • Others

Market, By Form

  • Powder
  • Flakes
  • Sheets
  • Liquid Extracts
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Sushi and Sashimi
  • Salads
  • Snacks
  • Seasoning for Various Dishes
  • Other Culinary Uses

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online Retail
  • Convenience Stores
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of gourmet seaweed seasoning was worth USD 1.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 2.5 billion by 2032, driven by the increasing consumer inclination towards healthier and nutrient-rich food options.
The fresh sources segment generated around USD 0.3 billion in revenue in 2022, owing to the rising popularity of Asian cuisine globally.
U.S. market reached USD 0.26 billion revenue in 2022, due to the rising consumer prioritization on health and wellness in the nation.
Some of the top firms in the market are GimMe Snacks, Ocean's Halo, Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, SeaSnax, Annie Chun's, New Frontier Foods (Ocean's Balance), Tao Kae Noi, SeaVegi, Mara Seaweed, Eden Foods, A-Sha Foods, Sea Tangle Noodle Company, and Seamore

Gourmet Seaweed Seasoning Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 246
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 200
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