Global Air-Dried Vegetables Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Vegetable Type (Carrots, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes), By Application (Food Processing, Retail And Consumer Products, Foodservice Industry, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed), By Distribution Channel (Supermarkets And Hypermarkets, Online Retail, Specialty Stores, Foodservice Providers, Wholesale And Bulk Buyers), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616405
  • Pages : 143

The air-dried vegetables market is projected to show steady growth during the forecast period.

Vegetables are a useful food in a healthy diet. Eating vegetables helps in the reduction of calories and also helps as a substitute for higher-calorie foods, which in turn reduces calorie intake. Vegetables are known to provide a wide variety of vital nutrients that help in the maintenance of the body such as vitamins A and C, fibre, folate, and potassium. These nutrients can prove vital to a variety of health benefits, which include reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, and some types of cancers.


Air-dried vegetables, also commonly called dehydrated vegetables, are vegetables that are subjected to heat and have the water content in the vegetables evaporated. This removes moisture from the food and prevents the growth of bacteria, yeast and mould that spoils the food for consumption. They are ideally used for the creation of ingredients in the form of powders or flakes and used for a variety of cooking applications, which include homemade soups and dips. When vegetables are air-dried, the size will be reduced drastically. Air drying provides a lot of benefits for the vegetables, which include easier handling, longer shelf life, unchanged nutritional value, no added preservatives, good sensory characteristics and good control of microbiology. Air-drying of vegetables can be done through different methods. This includes drying the vegetables in the sun, and the use of a food dehydrator with proper temperature control, humidity control and air current control. Drying vegetables includes the following processes – pre-treating vegetables, water blanching, steam blanching, cooling and drying the prepared vegetables, and determining the dryness of the vegetables. Vegetables are not recommended to be dried under the sun due to the lower acid content when compared to fruits. This is why the vegetables are dried until they are brittle. At the final stages of sir drying, the vegetables will only contain 10% moisture, which allows the process of microorganism growth.

Market Drivers:

  • Shift towards healthier food consumption: Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have started shifting to healthier diets and food consumption as the rise of healthcare increased. The shift to a healthier lifestyle can be linked to increased incomes and the benefits that air-dried vegetables can offer. Some of the benefits that general dried foods can offer include high fibre content, better bowel movement, dietary improvement and the reduction of weight.
  • Growth in agricultural exports and the Food Industry: Agricultural growth and the increase in demand for food are some of the factors that can lead to the increase in air-dried vegetable market growth. As per the data provided by the World Bank, Agriculture development is a powerful tool that can help end poverty, and boost prosperity and is estimated to feed around 10 billion people by 2050. Also, as per the data in Our World in Data, the global consumption of vegetables shows an increase from 138.07 in 2019 to 138.99 in 2020. The steady increase in the consumption of vegetables can fuel the steady growth of the demand for air-dried vegetables as well.

Key Players:

  • Olam Group: One of the leading food and agri-business companies in the market, with operations in 60 countries and supplies food and industrial raw materials to over 20,500 customers globally. Their product portfolio includes farming, processing, origination and distribution operations.
  • Euroonions (Eurocebollas): A Spanish global leader in the production of ready-to-use ingredients, and provides the food industry and food service partners with reduced costs, time and effort. They provide their solution to the food industry, food service operators and retailers worldwide through their wide variety of ready-to-use ingredients products.
  • Silva International: A well-known wholesale supplier known for their air-dried fruits, vegetables, as well as spices and herbs, with a variety of applications in the food, pet and nutraceutical sectors.
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation: A global leader in the manufacturing of colours, flavours, and fragrances. They have a wide variety of products with applications in food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, home and personal care products, cosmetics, computer imaging, speciality printing and industrial colours.
  • Jain Irrigation Systems: An Indian multinational company known for their development, manufacturing and selling of a wide range of products. These include drip and sprinkler irrigation systems and the components, bio-fertilizers, processed vegetables, spices, concentrated and frozen fruits and pulps, and many others.

Regional Analysis:

North America is expected to witness significant growth in the air-dried vegetables market during the forecasted period of 2024-2029. The factors that affect the growth of the market is the increase in consumption of vegetables. As per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the total availability of vegetables had increased from 371.6 pounds per capita in 2019 to 382.5 pounds per capita in 2020. Among these vegetables, the most consumed vegetables include Potatoes, Tomatoes and Onions. Also, as per the data in Our World in Data, the United States accounts for the highest imports of vegetables in 2020, which is 11.79 million tonnes. As the consumption of vegetables is expected to increase at a steady pace, it will provide the necessary fuel for the growth of the air-dried vegetable market.

Market Developments:

  • March 2021: Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) announced the acquisition of leading US private-label spices and seasonings manufacturer, Olde Thompson at an evaluation of US$950 million. The acquisition was built on a previous partnership. It marked a significant growth in OFI’s spices business and helped them broaden their private label offering, which is an important part of their growth strategy.

Global Air-Dried Vegetables Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered
  • Vegetable Type
  • Application
  • Distribution Channel
  • Geography
Companies Covered
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Vegetable Type:
    • Carrots
    • Onions
    • Peppers
    • Potatoes
    • Tomatoes
  • By Application:
    • Food Processing
    • Retail and Consumer Products
    • Foodservice Industry
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Animal Feed
  • By Distribution Channel:
    • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
    • Online Retail
    • Specialty Stores
    • Foodservice Providers
    • Wholesale and Bulk Buyers
  • By Geography:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Carrots

5.3.  Onions

5.4.  Peppers

5.5. Potatoes

5.6. Tomatoes


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Food Processing

6.3.  Retail and Consumer Products

6.4. Foodservice Industry

6.5. Dietary Supplements

6.6. Animal Feed


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

7.3. Online Retail

7.4. Specialty Stores

7.5. Foodservice Providers

7.6. Wholesale and Bulk Buyers


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. Olam Group

10.2. Sensient Technologies Corporation

10.3. Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.

10.4. Euroonions (Eurocebollas)

10.5.  Silva International

10.6. Jaworski

10.7. Garon Dehydrates Private Limited

10.8. R. Steinicke GmbH

10.9. Thrive Foods

10.10. Perfect Food Industries

10.11. Saraf Foods Ltd.

10.12. Dehydrates Inc.

Olam Group

Sensient Technologies Corporation

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.

Euroonions (Eurocebollas)

Silva International


Garon Dehydrates Private Limited

R. Steinicke GmbH

Thrive Foods

Perfect Food Industries

Saraf Foods Ltd.

Dehydrates Inc.