Food Processing Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Food processing is the process of transforming raw ingredients into food. The process takes clean crops or animal products and uses them to produce long shelf life products that are highly marketable.

Food processing has been in existence since pre-historic days. Slaughtering, fermenting and preserving foods with salt were the common methods used until canning began. Modern food processing emerged in the late nineteenth century. Canning, freeze drying, artificial sweeteners and preservatives were introduced. In the twentieth century, convenience foods became popular. Frozen foods such as TV dinners became available in all supermarkets.

There are many benefits associated with food processing. The removal of toxins, preservation of perishable foods that are transported from long distances and the removal of pathogenic micro-organisms are just a few examples. Today’s supermarkets would not be feasible without modern food processing methods and military campaigns would be near impossible to execute.

Processed food eliminated the time consuming task of preparing and cooking unprocessed foods and increased free time especially for working people. Food processing can be helpful to people with different allergies who are unable to eat certain food elements.

The negatives associated with food processing include the destruction of certain vitamins as a result of the heating process. In the majority of foods that are processed, there is a loss of between 5%-20% of nutrient value. Additives are another drawback. The risks of additives will vary depending on the health issues of each individual. Salt would be harmful to those with high blood pressure and sugar as an additive would be damaging to a diabetic.

Examples of food processing industries and practices include the sugar industry, vegetable packing plants, meat packing plants, slaughterhouses, canneries and fish processing plants.

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Food Processing Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Food Glazing Agents

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$4.2 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 4.2% over the period 2020-2027. Conventional, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to ... Read More

  • Food Grade Glycerin

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$2.5 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Personal Care, one of the segments analyzed in the report, ... Read More

  • Fillings and Toppings

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$15 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Syrups, Pastes & Variegates, one of the segments analyzed in ... Read More

  • Calcium Propionate

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$476.4 Million by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5.3% over the period 2020-2027. Dry, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 5.1% CAGR ... Read More

  • Gum Arabic

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$1.4 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5.3% over the period 2020-2027. Senegalia Senegal Gum, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record ... Read More

  • Calcium Bromide

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$252.4 Million by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 4.9% over the period 2020-2027. Industrial Grade, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 5.3% ... Read More

  • Vitamin Fortified and Mineral Enriched Food & Beverage

    ... for Vitamin Fortified and Mineral Enriched Food & Beverage estimated at US$65.2 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$99.7 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% ... Read More

  • Carnauba Wax

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$383.7 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.1% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Type 1, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to ... Read More

  • Polyglycerol Esters

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$14.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Personal Care, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to ... Read More

  • Potato Flakes

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$9.7 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 6.4% over the period 2020-2027. Conventional, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 6.2% CAGR ... Read More

  • Synthetic Antioxidants

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$3.2 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 7% over the period 2020-2027. Liquid, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 7.3% CAGR ... Read More

  • Specialty Yeast

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$4.7 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Yeast Extracts, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to ... Read More

  • Hydrocolloids

    ... a revised size of US$13.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Gelatin, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 5.3% CAGR ... Read More

  • Potato Starch

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$5.3 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 4.7% over the period 2020-2027. Modified, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 4.5% CAGR ... Read More

  • Snack Pellets

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Potato, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record ... Read More

  • Plant-based Seafood Market By Product (Fish Products, Prawn and Shrimp Products, Crab Products), By Source (Soy, Wheat, Pea, Canola, Lentil, Others), By Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, HoReCa, Convenience Stores, Online Sales), By Consumer (Omnivore, Flexitarian, Vegetarian, Vegan): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

    ... By Consumer (Omnivore, Flexitarian, Vegetarian, Vegan): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031 The global plant-based seafood market size was valued at $42.1 million in 2021, and is estimated to reach $1,333.5 million by 2031, ... Read More

  • Customized Premixes

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$2.1 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Vitamins, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record ... Read More

  • Starch

    ... is projected to reach a revised size of 168.9 Million Metric Tons by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Liquid Starch, one of the segments analyzed in the report, ... Read More

  • Starch Derivatives

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$64.4 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.2% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Glucose Syrup, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to ... Read More

  • Lupin

    ... a revised size of US$41 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Animal Feed, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 5.1% ... Read More

  • Tortillas

    ... of US$31 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Tortilla Chips, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 4.8% CAGR and reach ... Read More

  • Microencapsulation

    ... a revised size of US$23.6 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 12.2% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Spray, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 10.4% CAGR ... Read More

  • Oryzenin

    ... a revised size of US$335.2 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 12.8% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Concentrates, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 13.9% CAGR ... Read More

  • Pectin

    ... a revised size of US$1.8 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Food & Beverage, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturing (UK) - Industry Report

    ... AAK BD FOODS LTD, ADVANCE FOOD LTD and ALLSPORTS NUTRITION LTD. This report covers activities such as food, ingredients, bakery, frozen, seafood and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past ... Read More

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