Condiments & dressings have become an inherent part of modern day cooking and food. Condiments & dressings are supplementary substances added to meals to improve the quality, taste, aroma and colour. Some of the examples are salsas, pasta sauce, vinegar, salad dressings, black pepper, herbs, spices, chutneys and relishes, jams, jellies, conserves, honey and syrups. Mayonnaise is the most commonly used sauce, which can be applied to sandwiches as a spread as well as can accompany salads as a dressing. Major raw materials used by the industry are soybeans, corns, wheat, oils and fats.
Condiments and dressings are majorly divided into two categories: Wet condiments or sauces and dry condiments or seasonings. Sauces product segment, which includes ketchup, mustard, Italian sauces, Mexican sauce and others, controls the major market share. Mexican, Oriental and hot sauces have experienced the strongest growth in the last couple of decades due to a shift in consumer preference towards specialty and premium condiments. These condiments include marinades, dipping and grilling sauces.
A trend of using condiments to spice up bland healthy food by the consumers trying to continue healthier eating habits is being observed. Similarly, increasing health concerns have also resulted in increased usage of condiments with less sugar and salt. Garnishing of salads with the use of sauces, cheese, cream, nuts, etc. is known as a salad dressing. Salad dressing market has been segmented into six types: Liquid salad dressing, potato salad toppings, creamy salad toppings, mayonnaise, low-calorie salad dressing and others.
Factors such as changing eating habits and taste preferences are contributing positively to the growth of sauces market. Growing number of fast food chains and rising working population are also having a positive impact on the market. In addition, growing demand for salads, soups, snacks and fast food have also boosted the consumption of condiments and dressings.
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