The global natural food preservatives market size reached US$ 863.35 Million in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 1,149.72 Million by 2027, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.76% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Natural food preservatives derived from plants and animals are incorporated into the processing of food to increase stability, prevent spoilage, and extend the shelf-life of processed food products. The primary ingredients present in these preservatives include extracts of natural compounds derived from medicinal plants, salt, sugar, and spices. They inhibit or delay the growth of bacteria on food, thereby preventing food spoilage. Additionally, they improve microbial and safety quality without hindering organoleptic and nutritional quality. These preservatives are, therefore, considered to be an effective alternative to chemical and physical antimicrobial treatments. A small quantity is usually added to a variety of types of food, including perishable and non-perishable food types comprising meat, packaged vegetables, gravies, pet food, and snacks.

Natural Food Preservatives Market Trends:
The market is majorly driven by the rapidly shifting consumer preferences towards chemical-free, naturally processed food products due to the rising health awareness among the masses. In addition to this, the growing consumption of clean-label and organic products is providing an impetus to the market. Moreover, the rapid product utilization in the formulation of processed and packaged food products is leading to a higher product uptake. Also, a considerable rise in the working population leading a fast-paced lifestyle is resulting in an increased uptake of ready-to-eat (RTE) food, thus driving the demand for extended shelf-life products. Apart from this, extensive research and development (R&D) activities conducted by key players with an enhanced focus on sustainable development are positively impacting the market. The market is further propelled by the penetration of high-speed internet among the masses resulting in the growing awareness regarding the adverse effects of chemical preservatives in food. Some of the other factors creating a positive outlook for the market include rapid urbanization, continual product innovations, inflating disposable income levels and considerable growth in the e-commerce sector.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global natural food preservatives market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on type, function and application.

Breakup by Type:

Citric Acid

Breakup by Function:


Breakup by Application:

Sea Food, Meat and Poultry
Fruits and Vegetables

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, BASF SE, Cargill Incorporated, Corbion N.V., International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Kalsec Inc., Kemin Industries, Kerry Group plc, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Merck KGaA and Tate & Lyle PLC.

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global natural food preservatives market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global natural food preservatives market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the function?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global natural food preservatives market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?