Garlic is becoming an increasingly favored ingredient among consumers. As the spicy and savory food lineup increases in popularity, so does the demand for garlic. Garlic is also sought-after as it promotes the clean label trend and can lead to numerous health benefits. Garlic consumption has quadrupled in the United States since 1980, reports Penn State Extension, leading many manufacturers to make adjustments to accommodate this growing trend.
Health & Nutritional Benefits
Aside from the opportunity for growth for food manufacturers, garlic is also known to provide health and nutritional benefits to consumers. Garlic contains a compound called Allicin, which is recognized for its health and medicinal properties. According to Authority Nutrition, garlic has been proven to combat illnesses such as the flu and the common cold. Garlic has also been linked to improving overall health by reducing blood pressure and lowering cholesterol. It is low in calories and rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, and Manganese, categorizing it as highly nutritious.
According to Food Business News online, Euromonitor International extrapolates that the savory snacks market in the United States may reach $50 billion by the year 2021 as this category continues to grow at a steady pace. Garlic may play a huge role in creating these savory flavors that consumers are requesting. Garlic may also see a jump in demand due to the popularity of clean label products featuring simpler ingredients that customers are familiar with. Many manufacturers are following this trend and making efforts to reduce their number of ingredients in products and substitute with more natural flavors.
Throughout the year of 2016 there was a large increase in the garlic market. The forces behind the changes were the influence of low crops, as well as, mass purchasing of raw materials by market speculators in China. AIFI continued to follow the garlic trend into 2017 and noticed that the previous years shortage had carried into the new crop season.
“We’ve done a good job at partnering with suppliers that can provide the high quality of garlic we require, at the most competitive market price, AIFI is set to be ahead of the market this year through its established partnerships with some of the finest garlic manufacturers in China.”
– Chris Morse, Import Manager
How AIFI Can Help You:
Suppliers of Garlic
Just like all of our ingredients, American International Foods invests the time, travel, and effort necessary to be a world class supplier of garlic and onion products. We make it our obligation to find the most qualified suppliers.
Study the Market
American International Foods carefully analyzes market trends to accurately predict changes in ingredient prices. Along with our knowledge and experience comes a deep passion for being a reputable source of market information to our customers. Keeping your bottom line in mind, we strive to assist your company in making informed purchasing decisions on market fluctuations.
Peace of Mind
American International Foods understands the importance of ensuring quality ingredients. We extensively vet our suppliers to guarantee our products meet the expectations of our customers, as well as our own. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about our ingredients and services. 866.944.2434