Growing Popularity of Regional Cuisines Boosting Seasonings and Spices Demand
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Seasonings and spices are some of the most essential ingredients required for preparing ready-to-eat and convenience foods. Therefore, the growing popularity of these food items is heavily boosting the sales of seasonings and spices all over the world. Long working hours, busy lifestyles of people, and the increasing trend of people moving out of their parents’ houses and living alone for work and other purposes are the main factors responsible for the growing consumption of fast foods and ready-to-eat items.
Additionally, people are increasingly preferring to order food or going to the food outlets such as street stalls and restaurants over cooking at home and this positively impacting the sales of spices and seasonings. Moreover, the rising consumer preference for baked goods, fried foods, and confectionary products, especially in the developed countries, is boosting the requirement for various types of seasonings, which are required for preparing these foods, in the industries associated with confectionary and processed foods.
Apart from the aforementioned factors, the rising popularity of various exotic cuisines and dishes of different places, on account of the increasing multiculturalism and changing demographic composition in several countries, is also propelling the demand for seasonings and spices. Many vendors and restaurants are increasingly adopting spices such as pepper, anise, and ginger (Chinese food), cardamom, curry, and chili (Indian food), and cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cassia (Thai cuisine) for food preparation.
With the rapid growth of the hospitality and tourism industry in many countries, the popularity of regional cuisines is rising quickly all over the world. The increasing interactions between people of different countries, ethnicities, and religions are causing a sharp rise in cultural exchange, which is, in turn, fueling the popularity of various regional dishes. The other major factor driving the growth of the seasonings and spices market is the increasing public awareness of the medical benefits of spices.
For example, cinnamon, if consumed regularly, can help reduce the blood sugar levels and the risk factors for heart diseases. Similarly, the consumption of sesame seeds leads improves heart health, lowers blood pressure, burns fat, and improves nutrient absorption in the body. Additionally, the consumption of these seeds helps prevent cancer and increases the immunity of those suffering from cancer. These factors are boosting the usage of seasonings and spices all over the world.
Because of the aforementioned reasons, the global seasonings and spices market is set to exhibit rapid advancement in the future years. There are mainly two types of seasonings and spices sold across the world— ground and whole. Between them, the demand for whole products were found to be very high in the past years. Whole spices and seasonings are heavily used in both residential and industrial applications. These items are extensively used in the industrial, retail, and food service sectors.
Globally, the Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market was very prosperous in the years gone by, as per the findings of P&S Intelligence, a market research firm based in India. Due to the huge population in the regional countries such as India and China, the usage of seasonings and spices was extremely high in the last few years. For example, as per the United Nations, the population of India increased at almost 1.26% from 2010 to 2015.
Therefore, it can be said without any hesitation that the sales of spices and seasonings will climb all over the world in the upcoming years, due to the growing popularity of ready-to-eat and convenience foods, the rising consumer preference for exotic dishes, and the increasing public awareness of the health benefits of various spices.