Cooking can be a fun pastime, and for young people in China, recipe apps can come in especially handy if they’ve left their hometowns for careers in the big cities and crave recreating that taste of home. In 2011, China saw its first recipe app—Meishi China (美食天下)—and the market has since drawn in dozens of players. Now the country boasts over 33 million recipe app users.

Jiguang, a Chinese mobile data research firm, recently released a report on the steadily growing market of recipe apps in China. Here are some highlights.

As of July this year, the penetration rate of the recipe app market fell to 3.7% but remains around 3.5% over the past year. The user scale, however, has increased to over 33 million users, marking a 4.6% year-to-year growth.

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