Pea Protein Market  to Witness Unprecedented Growth in Coming Years

Pea protein is derived from yellow peas and is known for its high protein content, amino acid profile, and allergen-free nature, making it an attractive alternative to traditional animal-based protein sources like whey and soy. Pea protein is rich in protein content and provides all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own. It’s particularly high in lysine, which is often limited in other plant-based protein sources like rice protein.

The pea protein market size is predicted to grow fast to $2.9 billion by 2027, at an 11.9% CAGR. The industry’s growing understanding of the benefits of pea protein, which is expected to be worth $1.7 billion in 2022, is the foundation of this upward trend.

This exponential growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for plant-based protein sources and the recognition of pea protein as a sustainable and nutritious alternative. As consumers continue to prioritize healthy and environmentally conscious food choices, the pea protein market is poised for continued success, presenting exciting opportunities for businesses and investors. Consumers are getting increasingly aware of the benefits of nutritional and health products. The usage of pea proteins has rapidly evolved in the past years, which has contributed significantly to the food & beverage, pet food, feed, textile, and pharmaceutical industrial applications. Furthermore, the rise in vegan population, popularity of plant-based foods and gluten-free products and nutritional benefits of pea-based products are key factors that are projected to drive the growth of the Pea Protein market during the forecast period.

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North America is projected to be the largest market.

North America accounted for the largest share; during the forecast period, in terms of volume and value, respectively. Increasing vegan population, increasing demand for health & wellness products, increasing awareness about sustainable lifestyle and increasing consumption of processed meat products are the key drivers of the global pea protein market.

The Yellow Split Pea in the segment by source is projected to account for the largest market share of the Pea Protein market over the forecast period.

Yellow split peas are one of the most popular pea sources among product manufacturers. This is due to peas functionality and adaptability to different product types, which is driving demand for yellow split peas in a variety of products such as plant-based meat, beverages, functional foods, and performance nutrition. Yellow split peas high protein content makes them ideal for producing pea protein isolates. They are valued for their amino acid profile, which has led to their classification as “whole proteins” when compared to dairy and meat-based alternatives. 100g of yellow split pea contains 370 calories, 1 gramme of fat, 67 grammes of carbohydrates (27 grammes of fibre, 3 grammes of sugar), 27 grammes of protein, and 25% of the RDA of iron.

The dry form Pea Protein is estimated to dominate the Pea Protein market during the forecast period.

The dry form of pea protein is more popular than wet pea protein because it has a wider range of applications. Dry textured pea proteins have a dominant market position due to their characteristics and demand in a wide range of applications. The increased demand for dry textured proteins in applications such as plant-based meat due to its’ ability to replicate the meaty texture has helped to improve the industry outlook for dry textured pea proteins. They are commonly used as a nutritional supplement formulated with yellow protein pea extract. It is mostly used as a protein filler in products like fitness shakes and smoothies.

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