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Naturally Occurring Nitrite Used Significantly as a Food Preservatives Compound
Nitrite is a naturally occurring chemical in the environment which are present as inorganic ions. The ammonia present in the soil oxidizes to form nitrite. They are introduced through the application of fertilizers containing nitrogen compounds, which may be through decomposition of animal waste or may be through septic system or sewage treatment facilities. Regular usage of nitrite may lead to skin diseases. They are also called as poppers which are yellow in color and are at times used for their intoxicating effects they are sold in bottles and are inhaled directly from the bottle or from a cigarette dipped into the liquid or a cloth. Nitrites are a common components of food preservatives e.g. sodium nitrite is used to preserve meat. Because of nitrites the meat color is red or pink which is caused by oxidation of nitrites to nitric oxide. The average intake of nitrite is approximately 0.09 mg.
Inclination towards Plant-based Ingredients as Preservatives Could Hamper the Growth of the Global Nitrite Market
The growth of global nitrite market is driven by food and beverage industry, as it is used as a preservative in meat. The key factor restraining the growth of the market is the large intake of nitrites that may change normal hemoglobin to methemoglobin as a result it reduces the ability of the bloods to transport oxygen to cells. The starvation of oxygen in blood can lead to bluish tint of the lips, nose and ears in some cases, this is known as blue-baby syndrome in infants.it can even lead to heart and respiratory problems which may lead to death. However some scientist claim that the intake of nitrites is harmful while some claims them to be. As of now there are no substitutes that can replace the functions of nitrites however combination of plant-based ingredients and evolving technologies could be used to decrease or completely substitute nitrite as preservatives in meats products. Many industries have begun to develop alternatives of nitrites, as there is an increasing demand for natural and organic meat products.
Fragmentation of the Global Nitrite Market
On the basis of form, the global nitrite market is segmented into:
On the basis of nitrite grade, the global nitrite market is segmented into:
On the basis of type, the global nitrite market is segmented into:
On the basis of end use industry, the global nitrite market is segmented into:
Food and Beverage Industry to be the Most Promising End-use Segment
Food and beverage industry has a higher rate of consumption of nitrite as a preservative in meat products, followed by pharmaceutical. The nitrite is mainly manufactured in solid form than liquid.
Global Nitrite Market: Regional Overview
Based on the geographies, the global Nitrite market is segmented into the seven major regions- Western Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific except Japan, Eastern Europe, and Japan. Among the regions mentioned above, Latin America have been using nitrite since 19th century mainly to obtain nitrogen for production of fertilizers, and chemical uses. In Eastern and Western Europe the European food safety authority stated that there is no reported risk of consuming high amount of nitrites in vegetables and the benefits of eating those vegetables outweigh the risk. North America is the leading market for nitrites consumption as people prefer processed foods which have long shelve life.
Major Players Contributing to the Global Nitrite Market
Some of the market players identified in the global nitrite market includes:
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