Global Gourmet Salts Market: Overview
Salt is a crystalline inorganic mineral formed by the combination of two elements, namely, sodium and chlorine. Gourmet salts are unrefined and high-quality salts used in exotic cuisines to enhance taste, flavor, texture and appeal of food. These are available in different sizes, colors and flavor, depending on the source of the salt. Moreover, these salts possess better solubility and also have high mineral content. There are essentially two types of gourmet salts, harvested and mined.
Harvested Salts: These are harvested from sea water thorough evaporation either by solar or vacuum techniques. Coarse salt, Fleur de Sel, flake salt, Sel Gris, Italian sea salt, and sea salt are some of the popular variants of harvested salts. Mined Salts: These are mined from salt mines using techniques such as crushing of large mineral rocks containing salt to manageable sizes. These are then further screened and packaged as per requirements. Table salt and Himalayan pink salt are most popular variants of mined salts.
Global Gourmet Salts Market: Key Research Aspects
This report on the global gourmet salts market is a comprehensive study on its current condition and what are the prospects of demand during a foreseeable future. The report estimates and forecasts the gourmet salts market on the global, regional, and country levels. The study provides forecast between 2017 and 2025 based on volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Thousand) with 2016 as the base year. The report comprises an exhaustive value chain analysis for each of the product segments. It provides a comprehensive view of the market.
Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition at each stage. The study includes drivers and restraints for the gourmet salts market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The study also provides key market indicators affecting the growth of the market. The report analyzes opportunities in the gourmet salts market on the global and regional level.
Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources. Furthermore, the report analyzes substitute analysis of biochar and global average price trend analysis.
Global Gourmet Salts Market: Segmentation
The study provides comprehensive view of the gourmet salts market by dividing it into product type, application, and geography. On the basis of product type, th XMR report has segmented the gourmet salts market into indian black salt, sel gris, smoked sea salt, flake salt, fleur de sel, Italian sea salt, coarse salt, and others. Application-wise, the market for gourmet salts is bifurcated into meat and poultry, bakery and confectionery, dessert and frozen food, sauces and savory, and seafood.
Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for gourmet salts in North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific except Japan (APEJ), Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Additionally, the report comprises country-level analysis in terms of volume and revenue for end-user segments. Key countries such as the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, the U.K., China, India, Japan, South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil have been included in the study. Market segmentation includes demand for individual end-users in all the regions and countries.