About Gourmet Salt
Gourmet salts are unrefined salts generally obtained from naturally evaporating water bodies. These salts are commonly found in Pakistan, Hawaii, Cyprus, Australia, Peru, France, Denmark, Bolivia, Thailand, India, and other countries. These salts add flavor and are used as dressings. Gourmet salts are more soluble than other salts and contain high levels of moisture and mineral content. They lend an exotic flavor and are thus popularly used in gourmet cooking.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global gourmet salt market to grow at a CAGR of 6.39% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global gourmet salt market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by the sales of gourmet salts in key regions: EMEA, Americas, and APAC.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Gourmet Salt Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global gourmet salt market: Cargill, SAN FRANSISCO SALT COMPANY, Saltworks, Morton Salt, and Devonshire Gourmet salts.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alaska Pure Sea Salt Company, AMAGANSETT SEA SALT, Cheetham Salt, Cornish Sea Salt, GOURMET SPICE, Maldon Crystal Salt, Murray River Salt, INFOSA, Uncle Roy's, and Verstegen Spices and Sauces.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is introduction of flavored gourmet salts. Growing preference for premium ingredients drives the demand for gourmet food. A large number of manufacturers agree that gourmet salts should be natural and made available in a variety of textures and tastes. SaltWorks offers an all-natural range of sea salt flavors. The end-product comprises two authentic ingredients that significantly enhance the flavor of foods.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is rising demand for gourmet salts in meat and seafood processing industry. Salt, brine, and vinegar are used as preservatives in the meat and seafood processing industry. Gourmet salts are used for curing meat and seafood and enhancing their flavors. Since ages, salts have been used as preservatives and curing agents for pickles and meat, respectively. Before the advent of refrigeration, salts were the key ingredients used in the preservation of foods. These are some of the oldest and excellent food preservatives used in salt pork, pickled cucumbers, and canned foods.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high price of gourmet salts. Gourmet salts are expensive due to the costs involved in their production process. Manufacturers incur expenses in harvesting, packaging, merchandising, and marketing the gourmet salts. As these salts are premium products, the manufacturers ensure sophisticated packaging that can attract consumers and protect the packaged product from deterioration. Transportation of gourmet salts is crucial as they must be protected from moisture and spoilage. Fleur de sel and sel gris are the two varieties of gourmet salts which are hand-harvested.
Cargill, SAN FRANSISCO SALT COMPANY, Saltworks, Morton Salt, Devonshire Gourmet salts, Alaska Pure Sea Salt Company, AMAGANSETT SEA SALT, Cheetham Salt, Cornish Sea Salt, GOURMET SPICE, Maldon Crystal Salt, Murray River Salt, INFOSA, Uncle Roy's, and Verstegen Spices and Sauces.