Global Plant Protein Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Source (Pea, Rapeseed, Soy, Hempseed, Others), By Form (Protein Concentrates, Protein Isolates, Protein Hydrolysate), By Application (Dietary Supplement, Food And Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Jan 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061611220
  • Pages : 146

The plant protein market is anticipated to increase its market value from US$10.126 billion in 2020 to US$38.254 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 20.91%.

The word "protein" is derived from the Greek adjective "of paramount importance," "proteins." It is the primary component of our body and is utilised to create things like muscles, tendons, organs, and skin in addition to microscopic molecules like neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones. Plants are superior protein sources since they frequently have fewer calories and negative impacts than animal products. Plants rich in protein include lentils, broccoli, spinach, quinoa, green peas, chickpeas, hemp seeds, etc.

Expanding population is boosting the growth of the plant protein market

The demand for proteins is rising in response to the expanding population, and traditional animal sources are now unable to meet this demand. As a result of the limited availability of animal sources of protein due to the growing population, the market for plant proteins will expand. Along with the rising prevalence of sensitivities to animal proteins, the market will rise as more customers choose vegan and plant-based diets. Additionally, the market demand will be fueled by changing lifestyles and an unbalanced diet. As a result, research and development are being done on substitute protein sources, such as plant proteins.

By Source

By source, the plant protein market is segmented as pea, rapeseed, soy, hempseed, and other sources. High-quality pea protein is frequently used to boost the protein content of shakes and smoothies. Soy protein provides all essential amino acids that can help avoid diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Additionally beneficial during pregnancy, soya beans have a positive impact on postmenopausal women's bone and calcium balance.

By Form

By form, the plant protein market is segmented as protein concentrates, protein isolates, and protein hydrolysate. The least processed protein powder is protein concentration. Protein isolate is a form of protein that has undergone additional processing to remove fat, lactose, gluten, and other undesirable components, making it easily digested. The most processed form of protein is protein hydrolysate, which also absorbs more quickly for quick and efficient digestion.

By Application

The market is divided into categories based on application, including animal feeds, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements. Cakes, snack bars, and shakes are just a few foods and drinks that include protein. Due to protein's many advantages and the growing public interest in health and fitness, its use is expanding quickly.

By Distribution Channel

The plant protein market is divided into online and offline segments based on the distribution channel. With the development of technology and people's hectic schedules, internet distribution channels have made it easier for people to purchase goods when it is convenient for them. For those who like to purchase a thing only after careful examination and personal questioning, an offline store is an excellent option.

By Geography

Geographically, the plant protein market is segmented as North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. Due to rising consumer awareness and more investment, North America is expected to rise dramatically. Similarly to this, the European plant protein market will be driven by the government's rising support for reducing meat consumption. A shift in eating habits and a high intake of diets high in protein are expected to cause a surge in demand in the Asia Pacific.

Key Developments:

  • April 2022: Cargill is increasing the availability of RadiPure® pea protein across the Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META), and India in an effort to support the growing trend of customers who want to include more plant-based meals in their diets. In terms of functionality, RadiPure® pea protein offers the solubility and flavour profile that clients require for the creation of food applications. Pea protein is a wise choice for a variety of applications, including dairy and dairy alternatives, snacks, bakery, plant-based meat replacements, and vegan, and vegetarian solutions because of these advantages as well as its emulsifying, viscosifying, and gelation qualities. Due to its great amino acid composition and good digestion, pea protein is well-regarded nutritionally. RadiPure® brand from Cargill has a minimum protein content of 80%. For a full protein profile, it can be coupled with other plant-based proteins.
  • March 2019: DuPont Nutrition & Health introduced an excellent option for producers of snacks, cereals, nutrition bars, toppings, and other food products in response to the three emerging trends in the food and beverage sector of plant-based diets, protein, and healthy snacking. From its SUPRO® and TRUPRO® product lines, six new plant protein nuggets provide options with more protein or less sodium than prior offerings, in a wider range of shapes and tKSIextures. Extruded plant protein "nuggets" or "crisps" are frequently used in cereals, snacks, and nutrition bars to boost protein content while providing a crispy, crunchy feel.

Product Offerings:

  • Wheat Proteins: Wheat proteins by Cargill Incorporate aid in supplying the body with critical amino acids that it cannot produce on its own. Beyond nutrition, these readily available proteins from plants have functional advantages, and their bland flavour makes them simple to incorporate into a range of food and animal feed systems. Competitive cost-in-use, high digestibility, special viscoelastic properties, neutral flavour profile, and sustainably derived are some of the qualities.
  • JY-PP85 pea protein: A wholesome, highly functional protein powder, JY-PP85 is a light beige spray-dried powder pea protein isolate. A fermentation-derived pea protein isolate with good solubility and a neutral flavour is JY-PP85. This item has a non-GMO certification. On a dry basis, it has a minimum of 85% protein. A few proven applications include Food and drink, bars, protein, and energy beverages: powdered, ready-to-drink Snacks, cereals, gluten-free foods, high-protein foods, and dairy items are examples of food goods. Gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan are claimed by the label. The product is certified as Halal, Kosher, and Non-GMO Project Verified, among others.

Global Plant Protein Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$10.126 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$38.254 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 20.91% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Source, Form, Application, Distribution Channel, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Cargill Incorporated, ADM, DuPont, Axiom Foods, Inc, Farbest Brands, Amco Proteins, Roquette, Kerry, Inc, Maple Leaf Foods, Wilmar International Limited, CHS, Inc., Glanbia plc, Shandong Jianyuan Group, AIDP, Ingredion
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



The market has been analyzed through the following segments:

  • By Source
    • Pea
    • Rapeseed
    • Soy
    • Hempseed
    • Others
  • By Form
    • Protein Concentrates
    • Protein Isolates
    • Protein Hydrolysate
  • By Application
    • Dietary Supplement
    • Food and Beverages
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Animal Feed
  • By Distribution Channel
    • Online
    • Offline
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • India
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The plant protein market is anticipated to reach a total market size of US$38.254 billion by 2027.
Plant Protein Market was valued at US$10.126 billion in 2020.
The global plant protein market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 20.91% during the forecast period.
North America is expected to dominate the plant protein market due to rising consumer awareness and more investment.
With the limited availability of animal sources of protein due to the growing population, the plant protein market will expand.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Pea

5.3. Rapeseed

5.4. Soy

5.5. Hempseed

5.6. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Protein Concentrates

6.3. Protein Isolates

6.4. Protein Hydrolysate



7.1.  Introduction

7.2. Dietary Supplements

7.3. Food and Beverages

7.4. Pharmaceuticals

7.5. Animal Feeds



8.1. Online

8.2. Offline



9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. USA

9.2.2. Canada

9.2.3. Mexico

9.3. South America

9.3.1. Brazil

9.3.2. Argentina

9.3.3. Others

9.4. Europe

9.4.1. Germany

9.4.2. France

9.4.3. United Kingdom

9.4.4. Italy

9.4.5. Others

9.5. Middle East and Africa

9.5.1. Saudi Arabia

9.5.2. UAE

9.5.3. Israel

9.5.4. Others

9.6. Asia Pacific

9.6.1. China

9.6.2. Japan

9.6.3. India

9.6.4. South Korea

9.6.5. Taiwan

9.6.6. Thailand

9.6.7. Indonesia

9.6.8. Others



10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

10.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



11.1. Cargill Incorporated

11.2. ADM 

11.3. DuPont 

11.4. Axiom Foods, Inc

11.5. Farbest Brands

11.6. Amco Proteins

11.7. Roquette

11.8. Kerry, Inc

11.9. Maple Leaf Foods

11.10. Wilmar International Limited

11.11. CHS, Inc. 

11.12. Glanbia Plc

11.13. Shandong Jianyuan Group

11.14. AIDP 

11.15. Ingredion

Cargill Incorporated



Axiom Foods, Inc

Farbest Brands

Amco Proteins


Kerry, Inc

Maple Leaf Foods

Wilmar International Limited

CHS, Inc. 

Glanbia plc

Shandong Jianyuan Group