Value of Nutrition - Protein Ingredients Market Says it All

Posted in Food by Adolf on Mar 9,2022 1101

The pandemic has brought a lot of changes to our otherwise normal life. Some have been for the good and some for the bad. Although my frequent family outings were reduced to some extent, I happened to develop a new passion with my extended time at home – a fitness routine that includes a balanced diet and some exercise. Honestly, for a person leading a hectic lifestyle with no work life balance, it was initially a little difficult to start with, but nonetheless, I eventually got adapted to it.

The first thing I learnt that to live a fit and healthy life, it is important to follow these 5 habits –

  • Have a good diet with essential nutrients
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a proper sleep pattern
  • Social wellness
  • Regular medical check-ups

Generally we tend to get the required nutrients that our body needs through our normal daily diets. However in circumstances where we may suffer from a disease, stress, injury or anything that has adverse effects, our body tends to lose the sufficient proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals required for our everyday activities. In such situations it is important to turn towards a diet plan that has been specifically formulated for us based on our individual condition. This not only fills the void, but also helps the body to recover properly in the long run.

Since the topic of our discussion is proteins, let us delve more about this vital nutrient. Like every nutrient that is essential to life and health, proteins are the building blocks of life. They are complex molecules that are a prerequisite for the structure and functioning of the body’s tissues and organs. We all need proteins. If you want to lose weight and improve metabolism, increase muscle mass and strength or prevent deficiencies, we need to make sure that our diet consists intake of enough protein.

Nutritionally, eggs are quite high in quality animal protein. They are power-packed with nutrients associated to good health, as well as help with the prevention of many age-related diseases. They also contain nutrients - betaine and choline that promotes heart health. Eggs also contain the vital amino acids that a human body needs and are considered as nature's perfect food. However, when it comes to plant-based nutrition, people have moved towards alternative protein sources. Soy consists of all the important aminoacids. Generally high in calcium mineral and used to cure brittle bones, soy is also known to reduce the cholesterol level. Soy aminoacids substances are considered as eco-friendly as these require less amount of water. Besides being a very good alternative to aminoacids and less expensive, the protein is eco-friendly and plays an important role in our overall well-being.

Value of the Protein Ingredients Market
The upsurge of this market is mainly attributed to the growth of the functional foods and beverages market, advancements in ingredient technologies such as microencapsulation, rising demand for livestock products, increasing awareness about the benefits of protein consumption, and growing consumer inclination towards protein-rich diets. However, fluctuating raw material prices and the high cost of protein ingredients such as insect protein and algal protein are expected to restrict the market's growth.

The study offers a comprehensive analysis of the protein ingredients market based on type, form, application, and geography. The protein ingredients market is mainly segmented by type (animal protein [dairy protein {milk protein and whey protein}], casein & caseinates, egg protein, gelatin, and others), plant protein (soy protein, wheat protein, pea protein, rice protein, potato protein, canola protein, corn protein, and others), insect protein, and microbial protein (algae, fungi, and others)), form (dry and liquid), application (food & beverage, animal feed, nutrition and health supplements, pharmaceuticals, personal care and cosmetics, and others), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa). The study also evaluates industry competitors and analyses the market at the country level.

The market research report titled “Protein Ingredients Market provides an in-depth analysis of the protein ingredients market across 5 major geographies and emphasizes on the current market trends, market size, market shares, recent developments, and forecasts till 2028. The Protein Ingredients Market is expected to reach US$79.7 billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period 2021–2028.

Based on type, the protein ingredients market is mainly segmented into animal protein, plant protein, insect protein, and microbial protein. The animal protein segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the protein ingredients market in 2021. However, the insect protein segment is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Based on application, the protein ingredients market is mainly segmented into food & beverage, animal feed, nutrition and health supplements, pharmaceuticals, personal care and cosmetics, and others. The food & beverage segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the protein ingredients market in 2021. However, the nutrition and health supplements industry is expected to witness rapid growth during the forecast period.

Geographically, Europe is estimated to account for the largest share of the protein ingredients market in 2021. Europe’s largest share is primarily attributed to the changing food consumption patterns in favour of functional foods, a well-established food & beverage industry, rising concerns over animal-based products and proteins, increasing vegan population, growing preference for functional and nutritious ingredients, increasing demand for healthy & nutritious products, and growing health & wellness trends. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

The key players operating in the protein ingredients market are Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company (U.S.), Kerry Group (Ireland), Roquette Freres (France), Arla Foods amba (Denmark), Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited (New Zealand), Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. (Netherlands), AMCO Proteins (U.S.), Axiom Foods Inc. (U.S.), Burcon NutraScience Corporation (Canada), Glanbia plc (Ireland), GELITA AG (Germany), CHS Inc. (U.S.), Kewpie Corporation (Japan), Omega Protein Corporation (U.S.), Hilmar Ingredients (U.S.), AgriProtein (South Africa), Crespel & Deiters GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Ÿnsect (France), Farbest Brands (U.S.), Enterra Feed Corporation (Canada), Sotexpro (France), Protix (Netherlands), Now Foods (U.S.), Entomo Farms (Canada), Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA (Belgium), DIC Corporation (Japan), Taiwan Chlorella Manufacturing Company (Taiwan), Tianjin Norland Biotech Co., Ltd. (China), Cyanotech Corporation (U.S.), MycoTechnology Inc. (U.S.), and 3Fbio Ltd. (U.K.).

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