Saudi Arabia's baking culture is deeply rooted in the country's rich culinary traditions and heritage. Baking plays a significant role in Saudi Arabian cuisine, especially when it comes to desserts and sweet treats. Traditional desserts, known as "Arabic sweets" or "Arabian pastries," hold a special place in Saudi Arabian baking culture. Saudi Arabian desserts are often characterised by their rich flavours, use of aromatic spices, and indulgent sweetness. Some popular traditional desserts include baklava, kunafa, basbousa, maamoul, and qatayef. These desserts are made using a variety of baking techniques and ingredients, such as phyllo pastry, nuts, honey, rosewater, and dates. Baking in Saudi Arabia is not limited to commercial establishments. Home baking is also popular, with families enjoying homemade cakes, cookies, and bread. Baking is often seen as a way to bring families together and celebrate special occasions and festivals. With the increasing availability of baking ingredients, equipment, and recipes, Saudi Arabians are embracing baking as a creative and enjoyable activity. Social media platforms and cooking shows have played a significant role in popularising baking and sharing recipes among baking enthusiasts in Saudi Arabia. During the holy month of Ramadan, Saudi Arabian baking sees a surge in demand for traditional delicacies like "Qatayef" (sweet stuffed pancakes), "Ma'amoul" (date-filled cookies), and "Luqaimat" (small deep-fried dumplings drizzled with honey or syrup). According to the research report “Saudi Arabia Baking Ingredients Market Overview, 2028," published by Bonafide Research, The Saudi Arabia Baking Ingredients Market is projected to reach market size of more than USD 321.84 Million by 2028. By application type of baking ingredients, the market is segmented into breads, cookies and biscuits, rolls, and pies. Cookies and biscuits are popular treats in Saudi Arabia, often enjoyed with tea or coffee. They are commonly consumed during social gatherings and special occasions. It holds a significant market. Items like waffles, pancakes, and donuts are growing in popularity in Saudi Arabia, particularly as breakfast or dessert options. The market for this is likely to grow in the forecasted period. In the context of baking ingredients, both dry and liquid forms have their significance and are used based on the specific recipe and desired outcome. Dry forms of baking ingredients such as dry yeast, baking powder, spices, flour, and sugar are commonly used in baking. These ingredients are shelf-stable, have longer shelf lives, and are easier to store and measure. Dry forms are preferred for their convenience and ease of use in many baking applications. In Saudi Arabia, prominent brands in the baking ingredients market include Almarai, Americana, Al Baker, Lurpak, Dr. Oetker, and Nestlé. These brands offer a wide range of baking essentials such as flour, baking powder, yeast, butter, spreads, condensed milk, and flavourings. With their reputation for quality and variety, these brands are preferred by both professional and home bakers in Saudi Arabia for their baking needs. Fibre is an important dietary component that can be added to baked goods to increase their nutritional value. Sources of fibre include whole grains, bran, and seed varieties like flaxseed or chia seeds. This type of baking ingredient is likely to grow in the future in Saudi Arabia. With a growing focus on health and wellness, consumers are seeking out foods that offer nutritional benefits. Fibre is known for its role in supporting digestive health, promoting satiety, and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Therefore, consumers who prioritise health and wellness are more likely to choose baked goods with added fibre. With a growing focus on health and wellness, consumers are seeking out foods that offer nutritional benefits. Fibre is known for its role in supporting digestive health, promoting satiety, and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Consumers who prioritise health and wellness are more likely to choose baked goods with added fibre. The sales channels for baking ingredients in Saudi Arabia include supermarkets, hypermarkets, specialty stores, online platforms, wholesale distributors, and local markets and shops. Large retail chains like Carrefour, Panda, Lulu Hypermarket, Danube Supermarket, and Tamimi Markets offer a wide range of baking ingredients, making them easily accessible to consumers. Stores specialising in baking supplies and ingredients cater to the specific needs of baking enthusiasts. Examples include Cake Decoration Centre, Bakemate, Bake Box, Kitchen Souq, and House of Ingredients. E-commerce platforms such as Souq.com, Noon, Taw9eel, Danube Online, and Nana Direct provide convenience by allowing customers to order baking ingredients online and have them delivered to their doorstep. Saudi Arabia has specific regulations and standards for food products, including baking ingredients. The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is responsible for regulating and monitoring the food industry in the country. They set guidelines for food labeling, safety, and quality standards that must be followed by manufacturers and importers of baking ingredients. It is important for businesses operating in the baking ingredient market to comply with these regulations to ensure the safety and quality of their products. The requirement for halal certification for food products, including baking ingredients, can pose challenges for manufacturers and importers who need to meet the stringent halal standards set by the authorities. Some baking ingredients, such as certain types of fats and emulsifiers, have specific storage requirements to maintain their quality and shelf life, which can be challenging in the hot climate of Saudi Arabia. Besides the challenges The growing population in Saudi Arabia, coupled with rising disposable incomes, has led to an increased demand for baking ingredients. Consumers are increasingly seeking out baking products and ingredients to create homemade baked goods or to enjoy at local bakeries and cafes. The thriving tourism and hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, and cafes, creates a significant demand for baking ingredients. The increasing number of tourists and visitors, along with the local population's dining-out habits, contribute to the need for high-quality baking ingredients in the foodservice industry. Considered in this report: • Geography: Saudi Arabia • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2022 • Estimated year: 2023 • Forecast year: 2028 Aspects covered in this report: • Saudi Arabia Baking Ingredients Market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation By Product Type: • Baking powder and mixes • Leavening agents • Oils, fats, and shortenings • Emulsifiers • Enzymes • Starch • Fiber • Preservatives • Colors & flavors • Sweetners • Others By Application: • Bread • Cookies & Biscuits • Rolls & Pies • Cakes & Pastries • Others (Waffles, Brownie, Crackers, Tart, Croissants, Pancakes, Donuts, etc) By Form: • Dry • Liquid The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analyzing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us. we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience: This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to baking ingredients industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
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