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Food Dehydrator Market size to surpass $3.5Bn by 2030

  • Published Date: September 13, 2022

Food Dehydrator Market size is estimated to surpass USD 3.5 billion by 2030, according to a new research report published by Global Market Insights Inc.

Food dehydrators will gain traction among customers due to their ability to extend the shelf life of various perishable food products. A variety of fruits, vegetables, and meat products can be dehydrated to make them last longer without compromising on their nutritional value or quality. Dried cherry tomatoes, apricots, mushrooms, and beef jerky are some of the popular foods products benefiting from food dehydration technology.

Food wastage is one of the most common issues that governments across the globe face. According to some reports, the U.S. wastes nearly 40 million tons of food each year, which is more than any other nation in the world. The reports also state that food accounts for the largest share of the country’s landfills, making up for about 22% of the total municipal solid waste. It has bolstered the adoption of food dehydrators, as they can preserve unconsumed food.

Restaurants, caterers, disaster relief organizations, governments (help to provide food aid where the living conditions are hampered), and large food chains can use dehydrators to reduce food waste. The demand for these dehydrators will continue to grow in the future as more people are become aware about measures to avoid food wastage.

Horizontal airflow food dehydrators to offer uniform heating

Based on the technology, the global food dehydrator market share from the horizontal airflow segment exceeded USD 1.4 billion in 2021. In horizontal airflow food dehydrators, the heat source is at the back side of the unit, which spreads the heat more uniformly. This uniform heating of each tray in the dehydrator ensures that the foods dry faster and more properly.

The products also make the end-product taste better and can retain more nutrients after completing the drying process. These food dehydrators are ideal for commercial kitchens because they are larger in size. They are considered one of the best appliances to prepare meat or beef jerky which requires a substantial amount of heat.

Browse key industry insights spread across 200 pages with 246 market data tables & 24  figures & charts from the report, “Food Dehydrator Market Size By Technology (Vertical Airflow, Horizontal Airflow), By End-use (Commercial Usage {Food & Beverage Industry, Nutraceutical Industry, Herbal Products Industry, Hotels, Restaurants and Catering (HoReCa) Sector}, Domestic/Residential Usage), By Energy Source (Electric, Biofuel, Solar, Other) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2022 – 2030” in detail along with the table of contents:

Role of food dehydrators in nutraceuticals industry

According to the report, the nutraceutical sector captured more than 20% share of the commercial applications across global food dehydrator market in 2021. Food dehydrators are becoming more popular among nutraceutical companies as they can dry food items (or part thereof) while keeping their health benefits intact. Some of the main ingredients of various nutraceuticals are derived from nature which have a limited shelf life.

Using fresh ingredients can limit the lifespan of a wide range of dietary and nutritional supplements. Food dehydrators can be useful in such situations as they dry some of the vital ingredients used in the production of these supplements. They do not hamper the nutritional value or health benefits of nutraceuticals.

Renewables adoption boosts use of solar energy to power food dehydrators

Speaking of the energy sources, the food dehydrator market share form solar energy segment was over USD 570 million during 2021 and will expand at a robust pace over the coming years. Many governments are supporting the adoption of eco-friendly power sources for domestic and commercial applications. Solar energy can be considered as a viable alternative source or electricity, when conventional energy is not available in rural areas. As the integration of solar power in local electricity grids increases, more food production facilities could utilize green energy to operate equipment such as food dehydrators.

Europe food dehydrator market shows impressive growth

Europe will hold over 30% share of the global food dehydrator market by 2030. The food processing industry in the region is expanding at a robust pace, thanks to the ever-increasing demand for pre-cooked and pre-packaged foods. The working population in the region is growing at a healthy pace every year. As per the Eurostat, the employment rate for people in the age category of 20-64 years stood at 74.5% in the first quarter of 2022.

It is driving the need for processed food items due to significant changes in their lifestyle. The overall demand for dehydrated foods is also quite high, which has amplified the adoption of food dehydrators across homes and factories.

Prominent applications to provide growth prospects for market competitors

Some of the reputed companies in the global food dehydrator market include Aroma Houseware, The Metal Ware (Nesco), Koolatron, National Presto Industries, Kerone Engineering Solutions Hamilton Beach Brands, Guangdong IKE Industrial, NutriChef Kitchen, Vitality 4 Life, Ronco Kitchen Accessories, Salton, and Waring Commercial, among others. Continuous efforts from food manufacturers to meet evolving consumer taste and nutrition demands will offer promising opportunities to food dehydrator providers. The equipment application across herbal products segment and F&B sector also indicate significant prospects for the organizations.

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel