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Alternate Protein Market [Trending PDF] 2021 Segment Overview: Big Things Are Happening In This Industry

Protein is an essential Macro nutrient and is made up of building blocks known as amino acids. According to FAO, an adult requires 0.75 g per kg per day as safe level intake of protein. The protein deficiency and malnutrition has caused many diseases around the globe. Alternate protein or Novel protein alternative is usually the meat and dairy substitutes, which are processed by the various food and healthcare industries and used widely in the market. This source of protein has created a potential market for the vegan and health conscious consumers. The processed non-animal substitutes include tofu/soya bean, Wheat gluten, Mycoproteins, cultured meat, insects, and Alga spirulina. This alternative product has been able to show reduction in stress over the environmental sources and greenhouse gas emissions. Innovations in the food processing industry paves way for improved and better alternative consumable products than other natural products such as meat, egg, fish, and others. Asia-Pacific is growing at the fastest rate in terms of alternate protein market.

COVID-19 Scenario Analysis:
Lockdown Scenerio
The lockdown scenario due to COVID-19 has affected every segment of the industry. It has brought many companies to a standstill in terms of production, exports, imports, procurement of raw material and revenue generation. The post-COVID-19 scenario is expected to be in favor of the alternate protein market due to increase in the consumer’s purchasing intention and awareness about the alternate options.

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Top Impacting Factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Drivers, and Impact Analysis
A new generation of products has influenced the consumer buying behavior. The alternate protein products have proven to be sustainable products. Increase in awareness and health consciousness, ease of digestion, allergy concerns, sustainability, vegan protein, high protein quality, high disposable income, urbanization, and customer curiosity drive the growth of the global alternate protein market. These key drivers have shifted the consumer purchasing habit from animal protein to alternative sources of protein. However, varying raw material prices, expensive production techniques and the varying taste of the product hinder the market growth. Contrarily, overcoming the taste gap between the plant-based alternative and animal-based product is a challenge as well as opportunity for this market. The investments in new technology, launches of new and advanced products, requirement for controlling standards in food safety management, trend of taste enhancing ingredients, legislation, litigation, and regulation present new pathways in the industry.

The global alternate protein market trends are as follows:

New product launches to flourish the market
Producing the meat alternatives in the laboratories has created exponential technical advancements without the use of living animals. They have made innovative strides toward improvement of the quality of the products and overall palatability of them as well. The key players like Nestle, Merit, and Burcon have entered into a joint development agreement for the development of plant protein ingredients and their application in the plant-based food &beverages. This series of products will be manufactured by the use of extraction and purification technology patented by Burcon.

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Surge in usage of product and industrial applications
Manufacturers have invested significant time and resources for development of new products with different variants and flavors due to varying demands based in the vegan market. Beyond Meat has introduced products like go beyond breakfast, easy-to-cook plant-based patties, classic and spicy sausages, beyond burger, and beyond beef made from plant ingredients.

The introduction of these variants has brought a new trend in the market and would optimize the protein requirement along with the alluring taste and appearance of the product. In addition, these products are decreasing the consumption of the animal-based products and tapping in the meat market. The companies are also offering protein alternatives in the form of dried powder, which usually has a longer shelf life with reliable food safety. The sources of protein have been diversified and alternatives like peas, isolates, canola, and algae are being used along with the processes like fermentation for the production of alternative protein products.

Key Segments Covered:


Protein Isolates
Protein Concentrates


Animal Feed
Bakery &Confectionary
Protein Powders
Protein Bars

Raw Material

Cultured Meat
Fermented Products

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Companies Covered: Beyond Meat, R&S Blumos, Cargill Incorporated, Protix, Kerry Group, AgriProtein, Entomo Farms, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Glanbia plc, Roquette Freres, Ynsect, Enterra Feed Corporation, Alga technologies Ltd., BlueBio Tech Int., Now Foods, Myco Technology Inc., Solar Foods, Nestle, Burcon Nutra Science and Merit Functional Foods

Key Benefits of the Report:

This study presents the analytical depiction of the global alternate protein industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global alternate protein market share.
The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2020 to 2027 to highlight the global alternate protein market growth scenario.
Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
The report provides a detailed global alternate protein market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in the coming years.

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