Press Release

Feb, 08 2024

Revolutionizing Flavor: Clean Label Craze Sparks Transparency Trend in Food Ingredient Innovation

In the food ingredients market, the surging demand for clean label products is reshaping consumer preferences. Manufacturers are adapting by incorporating natural and minimally processed ingredients to meet this demand for cleaner, more transparent offerings. This shift is reflected in the market's emphasis on transparency in labeling, ensuring that consumers have access to clear and comprehensive information about the ingredients used. Traceability of ingredients has become a key focus, allowing consumers to track the sourcing and production processes, thereby fostering trust and confidence.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses the India Food Ingredients Market will grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Supportive government policies in India, focused on promoting the food processing industry, ensuring robust food safety standards, and fostering innovation in the food sector, serve as key drivers for the growth of the food ingredients market

Key Findings of the Study

India Food Ingredients Market

Increasing food processing industry in India is expected to drive the market's growth rate

The growing food processing industry in India presents a lucrative opportunity for the food ingredients market. The sector's rapid expansion demands a diverse array of ingredients to facilitate product innovation and differentiation. This trend underscores a heightened need for food additives, flavors, and colors to enhance the quality and appeal of processed food products. As manufacturers seek to meet evolving consumer preferences, the demand for specialized and unique ingredients is rising, providing a significant growth avenue for the food ingredients market in India. Capitalizing on this opportunity allows companies to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the India food industry while meeting the increasing demand for diverse and innovative food products.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2022 to 2029

Base Year


Historic Years

2020 (Customizable to 2014-2019)

Segments Covered

Type (Dairy Ingredients, Nuts Ingredients, Herbs and Spices, Cocoa Ingredient, Coffee Ingredients, Flour, Processed Fruits and Processed Vegetables), End User  (Food Service and Food Processors), Sector (Organized and Unorganized) Source (Plant-Based, Animal Based and Others), Category (Organic and Conventional), Form (Liquid and Dry), Application (Beverages, Cakes, Biscuits, Cookies, Pastries, Flavored Powdered Drinks, Chocolates, Ice Cream, Muffins, Coffee, Cooking Ingredients, Condiments, Sauces, Dressings, Spreads, Nuts, Seeds and Trail Mixes, Instant Noodles, Pickled Products and Others), Distribution Channel (Direct and Indirect)

Market Players Covered

Aarkay Food Products Ltd.  (India), Flex Foods Limited (India), Epsilon, Ingredients Pvt. Ltd.  (India), Nuqi Foods (India), Capricorn Food, Products India Ltd.  (India), MDH Spices (India), Value Ingredients (India), DÖHLER (Germany), Saipro Biotech Private Limited (India), Sresta Natural Bioproducts Pvt. Ltd.  (India), SubNutra  (India), ABS Food Ingredients  (India), Drytech Industries  (India), Oneworld Corporation Private Limited  (India),  (India), Mevive International  (India), Vinayak Corporation  (India), Olam Group  (Singapore), Adare Food Ingredients Pvt Ltd  (India)

Data Points Covered in the Report

In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Segment Analysis:

The India food ingredients market is segmented on the basis of type, end user, sector, source, category, form, application, and distribution channel.

  • On the basis of type, the India food ingredients market is segmented into dairy ingredients, nuts ingredients, herbs and spices, cocoa ingredient, coffee ingredients, flour, processed fruits and processed vegetables
  • On the basis of end user, the India food ingredients market is segmented into food service and food processors
  • On the basis of sector, the India food ingredients market is segmented into organized and unorganized
  • On the basis of source, the India food ingredients market is segmented into plant-based, animal based and others
  • On the basis of category, the India food ingredients market is segmented into organic and conventional
  • On the basis of form, the India food ingredients market is segmented into liquid and dry
  • On the basis of application, the India food ingredients market is segmented into beverages, cakes, biscuits, cookies, pastries, flavored powdered drinks, chocolates, ice cream, muffins, coffee, cooking ingredients, condiments, sauces, dressings, spreads, nuts, seeds and trail mixes, instant noodles, pickled products and others
  • On the basis of distribution channel, the India food ingredients market is segmented into direct and indirect

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research recognizes the following companies as the major India food ingredients market players in India food ingredients market are Aarkay Food Products Ltd.  (India), Flex Foods Limited (India), Epsilon, Ingredients Pvt. Ltd.  (India), Nuqi Foods (India), Capricorn Food, Products India Ltd.  (India), MDH Spices (India), Value Ingredients (India), DÖHLER (Germany), Saipro Biotech Private Limited (India)

India Food Ingredients Market

Market Developments

  • In 2021, Mane Kancor Ingredients Private Limited, a prominent player in the food colors industry, made a significant stride by launching its state-of-the-art innovation center in Kochi, Kerala, India. This cutting-edge facility is equipped with modern technology, underlining the company's commitment to fostering innovation in the field of food colors
  • In 2021, Divi's Nutraceuticals, an Indian company, made waves with the launch of CaroNat. This naturally-sourced food ingredient is specifically designed to impart a dark yellow to orange hue to a variety of foods and beverages, including applications in the dairy industry. The introduction of CaroNat underscores Divi's dedication to providing innovative and natural solutions in the nutraceutical sector
  • In 2021, GNT International collaborated with Anshul Life Sciences to distribute its Exberry coloring foods throughout India. The collaboration was prompted by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) publishing a new standard for coloring foods on December 29, 2020. This partnership positions GNT International to meet the evolving regulatory landscape while expanding its presence in the Indian market
  • In 2021, Aarkay Food Products Ltd. expanded its product portfolio by launching new grades to its Cheese Powders range. These additions were specifically tailored to cater to the needs of the Dips, Mayo, and Condiment Sauces segments. Aarkay's strategic move reflects its commitment to diversification and meeting the dynamic demands of the food industry
  • In 2020, Drytech achieved a noteworthy milestone by being honored as a "Golden Circle Supplier" by none other than Nestle. This prestigious award acknowledges Drytech's excellence and contributes to enhancing the company's goodwill within the industry. The recognition from Nestle underscores Drytech's commitment to delivering high-quality products and services

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