North American Food Acidulants Market size to hit $2.25 Bn by 2026

Published Date: 2021-05-21

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North American Food Acidulants Market size is estimated to reach USD 2.25 billion by 2026, according to a latest forecast report by Graphical Research.

Growing consumption of packaged foods and beverages has accelerated the demand for preservatives to increase product shelf life, which should stimulate the demand for food acidulants in North America. Also, changing consumer preferences and rising demand for flavored beverages should trigger the industry growth.

Citric acid is an organic acid that is naturally present in citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, and lemons. Citric acid is used in a wide range of foods and beverages such as candies, powdered drinks, juices, sodas, and frozen foods for enhancing food acidity and flavor and for preserving food ingredients. Consumer eating preferences have evolved in recent years, which has boosted the demand for flavored foods and beverages.

Consumers are opting for products that offer new flavor experience. Food and beverage companies are using various food additives to develop new flavor products with long shelf life, which has accelerated the demand for preservatives and additives. This rise in the demand for preservatives and acid regulators may stimulate the demand for citric acid as acidulants.

Acidulants are used for controlling and changing acidity of bakery products. These also help in monitoring food pH, maintaining microbiological stability, providing sour or acidic taste to bakery foods and confectioneries. Utilization of acidulants in bakery industry has soared pertaining to rising demand for packaged baked foods and confectioneries. The increase in the consumption of bakery products is attributed to rising consumption of pizza, pasta, burgers, and breads.

Browse detailed statistical insights from the report, “North America Food Acidulants Market Size By Product (Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Fumaric Acid, Acetic Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid), By Application (Bakery & Confectionary, Food & Nutrition, Beverages, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Sauces & Dressing, and Others), Research Report, Country Outlook, Price Trends, Growth Prospects, Competitive Industry Share & Forecasts, 2020 – 2026” along with the table of contents (ToC) @

 In 2020, revenue generated from sales of bread and rolls in United States reached USD 14 billion. This rise in the consumption of bakery products has driven the demand for acid regulators. Also, growth in the demand for flavored chocolates and candies in North America among children and younger generations has also driven the demand for flavors and preservatives.

Food and beverage industry in North America has experienced a significant development in recent years owing to evolving consumer preferences and rise of trends like eating away from home and consumption of flavored foods. These trends have accelerated the demand for food additives and ingredients that provide enhance taste, flavor, and product shelf life.

According to US Economic Research Service, in United States, the share of food expenditures on food away from home in total food expenditures has increased from nearly 53% in 2015 to around 55% in 2019. This trend in the region has accelerated the sale of packaged foods, which should fuel the demand for preservatives. Also, there has been rising demand for flavored foods among consumers which is likely to drive the demand for food additives.

The North America market research report for food acidulants includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilotons & revenue in USD Million from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

North America Market, By Product 

  • Citric Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Acetic Acid         
  • Fumaric Acid
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Tartaric Acid
  • Malic Acid

North America Market, By Application

  • Bakery & Confectionary
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Beverages
  • Dairy & Frozen Desserts
  • Sauces & Dressing
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico