Protein Hydrolysate Ingredients Market Size, Share, Opportunities And Trends By Type (Milk Protein Hydrolysate, Plant Protein Hydrolysate, Animal Protein Hydrolysate), By Application (Food And Beverage, Sports Nutrition, Medical And Clinical Nutrition), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Oct 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615257
  • Pages : 152

The global protein hydrolysate ingredients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% during the forecast period.

Protein hydrolysate is an ingredient generated from the enzymatic hydrolysis or fermentation of a protein into amino acids and peptides. Hydrolyzed vegetable protein and yeast extract are common protein hydrolysates used as flavor enhancers in various products. Protein hydrolysate can be used to change the allergen content of the baby formula. These ingredients are also used in certain specifically developed hypoallergenic pet meals, most notably dog foods for dogs that have sensitivities to specific protein types in conventional commercial dog food brands.

Market Drivers:

High demand for protein-rich products will spur market growth during the projection period.

Protein hydrolysate ingredients are employed in various foods and beverages such as snacks, baked goods, processed foods, drinks, ready-to-eat products, etc. People are becoming health conscious which has positively impacted the demand for protein-rich food. As the popularity of protein-abundant food and beverage products grows, businesses are challenged to innovate, utilizing new, more complex technologies such as protein hydrolysis to meet customer demand. Moreover, when compared to other proteins, hydrolyzed protein can be integrated into meals and beverages without sacrificing taste, which is crucial for customers. Rising disposable income and shifting consumer preferences are significant drivers of protein hydrolysates ingredients market development.

Growth anticipated in plant protein hydrolysate.

The global protein hydrolysate ingredients market based on type is categorized into milk protein hydrolysate, plant protein hydrolysate, and animal protein hydrolysate. Plant-based protein hydrolysate ingredients are experiencing a high demand from consumers.  Plant protein hydrolysates have become extremely popular in the food industry due to their favorable impact on food and human health. Alternative hydrolyzed proteins are becoming increasingly popular as customers attempt to alter their diets to live more sustainably.  Consumers are concerned about the environment's status and their health. As a result, people are embracing vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian diets. According to Vegan Society data, As of January 2021, there are around 79 million vegans worldwide.

Asia Pacific is expected to be the market leader.

Asia Pacific region is anticipated to hold a significant market share in the global protein hydrolysate ingredients market. The expanding consumer health consciousness, greater urbanization, and rising disposable income are driving the regional market growth. Protein hydrolysate ingredients are in high demand in growing markets such as India and China. Moreover, the well-established food & beverage sector and changes in eating habits are also bolstering the market growth. The functional foods business in China, notably sports drinks, nutritional beverages, and meal replacements, is quickly expanding. In addition, the prevalence of key market players such as Arla Foods, Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited, and Royal Friesland Campina is also spurring the growth of protein hydrolysate ingredients in this region.

Market Developments:

  • In March 2023, Peptigen IF-3080 protein hydrolysate from the Danish dairy conglomerate Arla Foods was formally certified for use in baby formula in the European Union. The European Union has issued new standards for baby and follow-up formulae containing protein hydrolysates. The rules cover specific compositional criteria for these goods, including protein content, protein source, protein processing, essential amino acids, and L-carnitine.
  • In December 2023, Arla Foods Ingredients formed a collaboration with Belgian dairy cooperative Milcobel. Milcobel will supply whey protein retentate from its mozzarella manufacturing facility in Langemark, Belgium, under the terms of the deal.
  • In March 2021, Nu-Tek BioSciences, LLC, an innovative maker of industrial chemicals used in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, announced the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Austin, Minnesota. This will be the United States' first dedicated, animal-free peptone and protein hydrolysate production facility. This American-owned peptone manufacturing factory will assist the rapidly increasing demand for ingredients used in biologics development.

Protein Hydrolysate Ingredients Market Scope: 


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR of 6.11% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Arla Foods Ingredients Group PS, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Royal FrieslandCampina NV, Kerry Group, Tate & Lyle PLC, Milk Specialties Group, AMCO Proteins, Agropur Inc., Novozymes, Azelis Holdings SA
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Milk Protein Hydrolysate
      • Whey
      • Caesin
    • Plant Protein Hydrolysate
      • Soy
      • Others
    • Animal Protein Hydrolysate
  • By Application
    • Food and Beverage
      • Functional Food and Beverage
      • Infant Nutrition
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Medical and Clinical Nutrition
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The protein hydrolysate ingredients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% over the forecast period.
Prominent key market players in the protein hydrolysates ingredients market include Arla Foods Ingredients Group PS, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Royal FrieslandCampina NV, and Kerry Group, among others.
The protein hydrolysates ingredients market has been segmented by type, application, and geography.
The growing demand for plant-based protein hydrolysates will support the protein hydrolysates ingredients market growth.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold a significant share of the global protein hydrolysates ingredients market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force 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. Milk Protein Hydrolysate

5.2.1. Whey

5.2.2. Caesin

5.3. Plant Protein Hydrolysate

5.3.1. Soy

5.3.2. Other

5.4. Animal Protein Hydrolysate


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Food and Beverage

6.2.1. Functional Food and Beverage

6.2.2. Infant Nutrition

6.3. Sports Nutrition

6.4. Medical and Clinical Nutrition


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. United Kingdom

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Market Share Analysis


9.1. Arla Foods Ingredients Group PS

9.2. Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

9.3. Royal FrieslandCampina NV

9.4. Kerry Group

9.5. Tate & Lyle PLC

9.6. Milk Specialties Group

9.7. AMCO Proteins

9.8. Agropur Inc.

9.9. Novozymes

9.10. Azelis Holdings SA

Arla Foods Ingredients Group PS

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

Royal FrieslandCampina NV

Kerry Group

Tate & Lyle PLC

Milk Specialties Group

AMCO Proteins

Agropur Inc.


Azelis Holdings SA