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Apart from being the largest market for sodium reduction ingredients in Asia-Pacific, accounting for an estimated share of 35% in 2014, China is also likely to emerge as the fastest growing, with a forecast compounded annual rate of over 10% between 2016 and 2021.

Mineral salts form the largest segment, with a share estimated to be about 52% in 2014, though demand growth is expected to be fastest from yeast extracts. Meats and meat products dominate the market for sodium reduction ingredients in China, with fastest growth in demand also anticipated from this key application area.

Sodium reduction ingredients, constituting a crucial component of the food additives industry, are utilized for either reducing the salt content in food products or entirely replacing it. Excessive intake of sodium will lead to a number of adverse health effects, hypertension being foremost among them. Other health risks of the same include stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer, kidney disease, kidney stones, enlarged heart muscle and headaches. Sodium consumption in excess can also be the cause of increased water retention that leads to puffiness, bloating and weight gain.

Alleviating these conditions to some extent has been possible through the use of sodium reduction ingredients, such as mineral salts, amino acids and yeast extracts. These mineral salts comprises of various salts such as potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate, potassium lactate and calcium chloride, with hydrolyzed vegetable protein, nucleotides and trehalose as well. Such ingredients typically find application on a combo basis or as blends that can be added to food products. A few of these ingredients are also being utilized in the form of masking ingredients that help in avoiding the bitter or metallic aftertastes of certain foods. Versatility in application has provided the requisite impetus to these health promoting products.

Some of the major factors driving demand for sodium reduction ingredients include:

Greater emphasis on health nutrition
Growing knowledge in regard to the detrimental effects of excessive intake of salt
Improvement in taste
Increased demand for processed foods.

Key Deliverables in the Study

Market analysis for the China Sodium Reduction Ingredient Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the China Sodium Reduction Ingredient Market.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major regions in country where this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.

Table Of Contents

China Sodium Reduction Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts 2016-2021

1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study

1.2 Study Assumptions

1.3 Market Definitions


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Research Design

2.3 Study Timelines

2.4 Study Phases

2.4.1 Secondary Research

2.4.2 Discussion Guide

2.4.3 Market Engineering and Econometric Modeling

2.4.4 Expert Validation



4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Dynamics

4.2.1 Drivers Health and Wellness campaigns increasing awareness amongst the consumers Growing demand from the food processing industry Identification of new flavor enhancing ingredients

4.2.2 Restraints Cost implications and ingredient combinations Low adoption rate

4.2.3 Opportunity Stringent Regulatory framework Innovation in product applications Growing opportunities from untapped developing markets

4.2.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis Bargaining Power of Suppliers Bargaining Power of Buyers Threat of New Entrants Threat of Substitute Products and Services Degree of Competition

4.2.5 Value and Supply Chain Analysis


5.1 By Product Type

5.1.1 Amino Acids and Glutamates

5.1.2 Mineral Salts Potassium Chloride Magnesium Sulphate Potassium Lactate Calcium Chloride

5.1.3 Yeast Extracts

5.1.4 Others

5.2 By Application

5.2.1 Bakery and Confectionery

5.2.2 Condiments, Seasonings and Sauces

5.2.3 Dairy and Frozen Foods

5.2.4 Meat and Meat Products

5.2.5 Snacks

5.2.6 Others



7.1 Market shares of leading global players

7.2 Strategies adopted by leading global players


8.1 Advanced Food Systems inc

8.2 Angel Yeast Co.Ltd

8.3 Armor Proteines SAS

8.4 Biospringer

8.5 Cambrian Solutions Inc

8.6 Carbery Group

8.7 Cargill Inc

8.8 Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG

8.9 Danisco A/S

8.10 Givaudan SA

8.11 ICL Performance Products

8.12 Innophos Holdings Inc

8.13 Jungbunzlauer Holding AG

8.14 K+S Kali GmbH

8.15 Kerry Group

8.16 Kudos Blends

8.17 Novozymes A/S

8.18 Nu-Tek Food Sciences

8.19 Ohly Americas

8.20 Ottens Flavors

8.21 Purac Biochem BV

8.22 RS Flavor Ingredients

8.23 Royal DSM NV

8.24 Savory Systems International Inc

8.25 Senomyx

8.26 Sensient Technologies Corp

8.27 Smart Salt Inc

8.28 Tate and Lyle Plc

8.29 Wild Flavors Inc

8.30 Bunge Ltd


9.1 Secondary Sources

9.2 Disclaimer

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