Dehydrated onions are obtained by removing moisture or drying of the onions and it is the best substitute for conventional onions in the modern market. The numerous benefits associated with dehydrated onions such as being ready to use, low cost, and improved shelf life increase its adoption over the other options. Vitamin C is the main medicinal component of onions and it prevents rotting as well as helps to regulate blood sugar levels. The dehydrated onion is also frequently used to make instant mixes and frozen foods. However, while conventional onions have seasonal availability, this product is always available throughout the year and remains unaffected by changes in season.
The global dehydrated onions market is driven due to the growing popularity and demand for convenience/packaged food items. In addition, the dehydrated onion market has been growing due to an increase in customer awareness regarding the shelf life of food products. Also, the leading players of dehydrated food are determined to offer nutrient-rich food products for ready-to-cook or ready-to-eat meals to attract their consumers. Thus, the increased demand for ready-to-cook meals will positively enhance the market growth for dehydrated onions. Furthermore, the easy availability of the products from online retailers and increase in key marketing strategies from the leading players may offer new growth opportunities to the dehydrated onions market in the forecast period. However, rising health concerns among consumers and increasing preferences for the consumption of fresh food are expected to restrain the market growth.
The global dehydrated onions market is divided based on product type, application, and region. Based on the product type, the global market is split into red onions, white onions, and hybrid onions. The application segment consists of dressing & sauces, food processing, snacks & savory products, ready meals, and others.
Geographically, North America region is projected to dominate the global dehydrated onions market during the forecast period. Factors such as growing health consciousness among people and increasing demand for gluten-free food are driving the growth of the market in this region. Asia Pacific is expected to be the second major region in the market and is expected to account for a significant share over the forecast period. This is attributed to the rising demand from emerging countries such as China and India owing to the seasonal availability of onions. The manufacturers in this region are extensively forceful to create awareness among local consumers in order to gain local business.
Sensient Natural Ingredients, Daksh Foods Pvt. Ltd., Goldwood Moulton, Jiyan Food Ingredients, Earth Expo Company, Garlico Industries Ltd, Jain Farm Fresh Foods Ltd, Oceanic Foods Ltd, Murtuza Foods Pvt Ltd, B.C. Foods, Kisan Foods, and The Dehydrated Garlic and Onion Company are some of the major players that are operating in the global dehydrated onions market.
In 2020, the B.C. Foods have acquired the onion and garlic dehydration facility unit of Darshan Foods which is situated in Gujarat. This acquisition expands the presence of BC Foods in India to include garlic and onion dehydration to balance its office located in Kochin.
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