Textured soy protein, also known as textured vegetable protein, is derived from soy flour, soy concentrates, or soy protein isolates, and has major application as meat substitutes. As opposed to natural soy protein, textured soy protein is usually a defatted soy flour product, a by-product of soybean oil extraction.
The global textured soy protein market is estimated at USD 1.58 Billion in 2016; it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% from 2017, to reach USD 2.73 Billion by 2022. The base year considered for the study is 2016, and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022. The basic objective of the report is to define, segment, and project the global market size for the textured soy protein market based on type, source, application, and region.
Changing lifestyles and the shift from processed food to healthy food products has been observed in developing economies over the past decade, leading to the growth in demand for textured soy proteins, not only for food products but also for applications such as animal feed, cosmetics, and personal care products.
The demand for textured soy protein is high in developed markets such as the US and Europe. The trend of consumer preference for healthy products is rising, wherein marketing campaigns are planned for highlighting their use and health benefit claims. Developing countries such as China and India are projected to experience an increase in demand for textured soy protein in the coming years from these regions. The Asia Pacific region provides a cost advantage in terms of production and processing. High demand, coupled with low cost of production, would aid the suppliers, subsequently driving the growth of the market in the region.
Countries such as India, lack in post-harvest management techniques and lack in an efficient supply chain. However, the increase in per-capita income and consumers’ buying capabilities are expected to drive the growth of the textured soy protein market over the next few years.
Key players are ADM (US), Cargill (US), DowDuPont (US), Wilmar International (Singapore), Victoria Group (Serbia)