Patent activity shows an emerging trend for natural flavour enhancers in food and drink. Flavour-enhancing, health-functional ingredients have potential to grow.

Neha Srivastava, Patent Analyst – Food & Drink / Beauty & Personal Care

Table of Contents


    • [Graph] Selected European countries: % of consumers who would be interested in products with natural flavours (ie non-artificial), Nov 2018

    • [Graph] Global: percentage of food and drink launches that have a natural* claim, by region, May 2015-Apr 2020
    • [Graph] Global: percentage of food and drink launches that contain selected flavour enhancers, May 2015-Apr 2020

    • [Graph] Global (excluding China-only filings*): flavour-enhancing ingredients in food and drink patent families, published each year, 2010-19
    • [Graph] Global (excluding China-only filings): top 10 organisations with currently active* patent families for flavour enhancing ingredients in food and drink, March 2020
    • Rising interest in natural flavour enhancers
    • [Graph] Europe: percentage of food and drink launches containing flavouring ingredients, by selected flavouring ingredient groups, May 2015-Apr 2020
    • Flavours for salt and sugar reduction
    • [Graph] Global: percentage of selected food and drink subcategory launches that claims sugar reduction*, by year, 2017-2019
    • Linking flavour profiles and health
    • [Graph] Select European countries: % of consumers who would be interested in ingredients that provide both flavour and health benefits, Nov 2018

About the report

This report will give you early indications of market movements by using patent analysis as a predictor of emerging ingredients and technology trends, innovations and applications. Built on a combination of Ciper’s powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities and Mintel’s expertise in market intelligence, this report will identify untapped opportunities and help you understand:

The Consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

Below is a sample report, understand what you are buying.

Click to show report

Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted. Also, our reports come in PDF, Powerpoint, Word and Excel Databook formats.

Trusted by companies. Big and small.

Bell Logo - Mintel client
Boots Logo - Mintel Client
Kelloggs Logo - Mintel client
Samsung Logo - Mintel client
Nike Logo - Mintel client
Walgreens Logo - Mintel client

Want to speak to us directly?

Contact us on via phone or fill out a form with your enquiry.

Contact Us