Protein Hydrolysates Market: Future of “Peptones”
What are Protein Hydrolysates?
Protein hydrolysates are defined as a complex mixture of peptides, oligopeptides, and free amino acids that are produced by partial or extensive hydrolysis. Protein Hydrolysates are very useful for patients who cannot digest regular food protein and for liquid food production and formulation. Protein hydrolysates, commonly generated from food proteins by enzymatic hydrolysis and food processing. Various properties of protein hydrolysates such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antidiabetic make it more essential ingredient in food & beverages products.
Different Protein Types, Source & Application.
There are various types of protein hydrolysates available in the market. Some of the major types of protein hydrolysates include milk protein hydrolysates, animal protein hydrolysates, plant protein hydrolysates, egg protein hydrolysates, and others. Out of these hydrolysates, the animal protein isolates are in higher demand as compared to plant-based hydrolysates owing to the presence of high protein content in animal-based sources. However, the milk protein hydrolysates are dominating the market owing to its multifunctional characteristics, which aids its application in sports, nutraceutical, and infant nutrition. Protein Hydrolysates are derived from various sources such as animals, plants, and microbial. Plant protein hydrolysates segment is expected to grow owing to the increasing preference of consumers towards a vegetarian and vegan diet. Protein Hydrolysates are also available in the form of powder and liquid. Products such as Organic Whey protein powder, Egg Protein powder are high in demand because of the high nutritional content and are more often used by people who are health conscious. Application of protein hydrolysates in infant nutrition is growing owing to the rising cases of malnutrition among infants. Rising inability to breastfeed as well as food allergies are also some of the factors contributing to market growth.
North America is the largest market for Protein Hydrolysates
North America leads the protein hydrolysates market. The region’s dominance has been supported by rising consumption of healthy food and growing demand for infant nutrition products. Presence of major food & beverage industry players in the region, which offer opportunities to the protein hydrolysate manufacturers with wide consumer base is another contributing factor towards regional growth. The high disposable income in this region enables the consumers to purchase these products which have a premium price. However, Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing protein hydrolysate market owing to the increasing consumer disposable income and reduction in the cost of production with the introduction of new technologies. The economic growth of countries such as India, China, South Korea, Japan, and Malaysia is fueling the demand for protein hydrolysates in nutritious food and beverage products in this region and with the growing popularity of e-commerce in the region will have a positive impact on the market.
As a functional ingredient, protein hydrolysates are increasingly used in food & beverages, infant nutrition, sports nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietary supplements, cosmetics & personal care, and others. Owing to its versatile application in various industries, the protein hydrolysates market is expected to experience positive growth in the future. The easy availability of raw materials that are included in protein hydrolysates in addition with high demand by the consumers has resulted in the emergence and presence of a significantly high number of domestic or small-scale protein hydrolysates manufacturers across the world. Improving economic conditions and raising the consciousness of customers through product promotions by various key players also play an important part in the market’s development. Availability of online channels in developing countries is also up surging the growth of protein hydrolysates products, which in turn is driving the protein hydrolysates market share. However, high R&D cost and stringent government regulations have been restraining the growth of this market.
Key Companies Outlook
The manufacturers of protein hydrolysate products to address the increasing competition in the market are adopting various strategies. Launching of innovative products and partnerships with hypermarket/supermarket and retail stores is a common trend witnessed in the market.
Some of the leading players operating in the market include Koninklijke DSM N.V., Abbott (Nutrition division), Kerry Group PLC, Tate & Lyle PLC, Arla Foods, and ADM Company, Danone Nutricia, Nestle S.A., Glanbia PLC, Frieslandcampina, Agrilife, BRISK BIO, and others.