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Alternative Protein Market Worth $36.61 Billion by 2029

Alternative Protein Market by Type (Plant Protein [Soy, Wheat, Pea], Insect Protein [Crickets, BSF], Microbial Protein [Algae Protein, Bacterial Proteins]), Application (Food & Beverages, Animal Feed and Pet Food, Nutraceuticals) - Global Forecast to 2029


Meticulous Research® – a leading global market research company published a research report titled Alternative Protein Market by Type (Plant Protein [Soy, Wheat, Pea], Insect Protein [Crickets, BSF], Microbial Protein [Algae Protein, Bacterial Proteins]), Application (Food & Beverages, Animal Feed and Pet Food, Nutraceuticals)—Global Forecast to 2029”.

According to this latest publication from Meticulous Research®, the global alternative proteins market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% from 2022–2029 to reach $36.61 billion by 2029. This market is driven by the growing population and awareness about the benefits of alternative proteins, the increasing number of venture investments in alternative protein companies, the high nutritional value of edible insects, and the environmental sustainability benefits offered by alternative proteins.

Additionally, the increasing inclination towards a vegan diet provides significant growth opportunities for alternative proteins manufacturers. However, the high cost of alternative proteins and the significant preference for animal-based products hinder the growth of this market to a notable extent.

The alternative proteins market is segmented based on type, application, and geography. The study also evaluates industry competitors and analyses the market at a country level.

Based on type, the alternative proteins market is segmented into plant proteins, insect proteins, and microbial proteins. In 2022, the plant proteins segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the alternative proteins market. The large share of this segment is mainly attributed to the growing demand from food & beverage manufacturers, the increasing vegan population, the rising number of plant-based product launches, and the large presence of plant protein manufacturers. However, the insect proteins segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during 2022–2029. The high growth rate of this segment is driven by the growing demand for environmentally friendly protein-rich food and the rising number of investments in edible insect farming.

Based on application, the alternative proteins market is segmented into plant protein-based applications, insect protein-based applications, and microbial protein-based applications. In 2022, the plant protein-based applications segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the alternative proteins market. The large share of this segment is attributed to the growing vegetarian and vegan population, consumers’ rising demand for clean-label products, and the increasing number of investments and expansions by plant-based product manufacturers. However, the insect protein-based applications segment is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The rapid growth of this segment is mainly attributed to the high nutritional value of insects, the increasing demand for novel food products, and the increasing acceptance amongst consumers towards the consumption of insect protein.

Based on geography, the alternative proteins market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. In 2022, North America is estimated to account for the largest share of the alternative proteins market. The large market share of North America is attributed to the increasing focus on producing protein using sustainable methods due to the rising environmental concerns and ethical aspects associated with animal proteins, the increasing vegan population, the rising number of investments in alternative protein products, the increasing demand for healthy & nutritional products, and technological advancements in the food industry. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The high market growth in Asia-Pacific is attributed to the increasing awareness regarding the importance of protein-rich diets, the increasing technological advancements in the food & beverages industry, rapid economic growth, and the wide availability of raw materials.

The key players operating in the global alternative proteins market are Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), Roquette Frères (France), Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.), Kerry Group (Ireland), International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (IFF) (U.S.), Now Foods (U.S.), Tate & Lyle Plc (U.K.), Axiom Foods Inc. (U.S.), Burcon NutraScience Corporation (Canada), Beneo GmbH (A Part of Südzucker AG) (Germany), Glanbia Plc (Ireland), Sotexpro (France), Farbest-Tallman Foods Corporation (U.S.), CHS Inc. (U.S.), Ÿnsect (SAS) (France), Enterra Feed Corporation (Canada), Protix B.V. (Netherlands), Entomo Farms (Canada), Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd. (Thailand), Aspire Food Group (U.S.), EnviroFlight, LLC (U.S.), Haocheng Mealworm Inc. (China), JR Unique Foods Ltd. (Thailand), Armstrong Cricket Farm Georgia (U.S.), Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch (U.S.), Cricket Lab Limited (U.K.), DIC Corporation (Japan), Cellena Inc. (U.S.), Taiwan Chlorella Manufacturing Company (Taiwan), Cyanotech Corporation (U.S.), Bluebiotech International GmbH (Germany), Pond Technologies Holdings Inc. (Canada), E.I.D.-Parry (India) Limited (India), Tianjin Norland Biotech Co., Ltd. (China), MycoTechnology Inc. (U.S.), Enough. (U.K.), Corbion NV (Netherlands), Sun Chlorella Corporation (Japan), Plantible Foods, Inc. (U.S.), Parabel Nutritional, Inc. (U.S.), Far East Bio-Tec Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), Far East Microalgae Industries, Co. Ltd. (Taiwan), Roquette Klötze GmbH & Co. Kg (Germany), Yaeyama Shokusan Co., Ltd. (Japan), Unibio Group (Denmark), String Bio (India), Calysta, Inc. (U.S.), Angel Yeast Co., Ltd (China), and Lesaffre (France).

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Key questions answered in the report-

  • What are the high-growth market segments in terms of type, application, and countries?
  • What is the historical market for alternative proteins across the globe?
  • What are the market forecasts and estimates for the period of 2022–2029?
  • What are the major drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global alternative proteins market?
  • Who are the major players in the global alternative proteins market, and what shares of the market do they hold?
  • How is the competitive landscape in the global alternative proteins market?
  • What are the recent developments in the global alternative proteins market?
  • What are the different strategies adopted by the major players in the market?
  • What are the key geographic trends, and which are the high-growth countries?
  • Who are the local emerging players in the global alternative proteins market, and how do they compete with the other players?

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