Global Food Enzymes Market Research Report - Forecast to 2032

Food Enzymes Market Research Report Information By Source (Microbes, Plants, and Animals), By Type (Carbohydrates, Proteases, Lipases, and Others) By Application (Bakery, Dairy, Beverages, Nutraceutical, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/1262-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Sakshi Gupta | March 2024         

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Global Food Enzymes Market Overview

The Food Enzymes Market Size valued at USD 2.8 billion in 2022. The Food Enzymes market industry is projected to grow from USD 2.9 Billion in 2023 to USD 4.8 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.40% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased awareness about the health benefits of natural enzymes, advancement in technology, and an increase in the demand for convenience foods are the key market drivers enhancing the growth of market.

Food Enzymes Market Overview

Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Food Enzymes Market Trends

  • Growing awareness about nutritional requirements is driving market growth

Market CAGR for the food enzyme market is being driven by the growing awareness about nutritional requirements. Worldwide awareness about nutritional food products is rising rapidly. It is associated with rising urbanization, pollution, health diseases, and changing dietary habits. The population is inclining towards more value-added food categories, and their search for health is having a great effect on nutritional products. The preference of consumers for nutritionally rich healthy food is increasing the production by food processors with the inclusion of enzymes into their products.

The increasing demand for all-natural, chemical-free products has fueled the incorporation of bio-based additives in processed foods. The enzymes are produced by many micro-organisms, plants, and animals, having a wide range of benefits over synthetic chemicals in product processing and human consumption. Food processors are utilizing enzymes as a cost-effective and safe replacement for synthetic chemicals. The enzymes are used as additives to improve the organoleptic, rheological, and nutritional value, like digestibility, texture, and shelf-life. The advancement in biotechnology for enhancing the enzyme production process is significantly fueling the growth of the market. The consumption of clean-labeled, free-from foods is increasing the demand for enzymes in the food industry. The shift from chemical to natural is due to the awareness of adverse health effects owing to the consumption of synthetic ingredients and additives. Food enzymes fit well with the trend of natural ingredients and reduce the cost of overall processing.

There is growth in the consumption of fermented food and beverages owing to their various health and nutritional benefits. The food enzymes are mainly used during the fermentation process to speed up the production process and provide nutritional benefits. Consumers are becoming conscious of the health benefits of fermented food products, and demand for these products is also rising. Fermented products such as kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and others are famous food products among consumers. The food enzymes improve the food quality of many fermented food products. Food enzymes have emulsification properties that increase the kinetic stability of the food and have similar benefits to food products. The major benefit of using enzymes in place of emulsifiers is a clean-label ingredient; Lipase is a food enzyme that is the best alternative to the emulsifier. It can be utilized as an alternative for the emulsifier in bakery, dairy, confectionery, and other industries, providing the potential for growth for the food enzymes market. Thus, driving the Fragrance Ingredients market revenue.

Food Enzymes Market Segment Insights

Food Enzymes Source Insights

The Food Enzymes market segmentation, based on source, includes Microbes, Plants, and Animals. The microbe’s category dominates the market due to the development of fermentation technology for developing microbial enzymes aiding in the surplus supply of enzymes. Fungi, bacteria, and yeast are widely used for the biosynthesis of various enzymes to use in commercial applications.

Figure 1: Food Enzymes Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Food Enzymes Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Food Enzymes Type Insights

The Food Enzymes market segmentation, based on type, includes Carbohydrates, Proteases, Lipases, and Others. The carbohydrate segment of food enzymes dominates the market as they are used in food applications to provide various industries like bakery & confectionery, dairy, and processed food. The carbohydrate segment is classified into amylase, cellulases, and other carbohydrates; they provide advantages to various food applications as they are cos-effectiveness and less time& space consumption.

Food Enzymes Applications Insights

The Food Enzymes market segmentation, based on applications, includes Bakery, Dairy, beverages, Nutraceuticals, and Others. The bakery segment dominates the market due to the increase in the bakery segment globally. The enzymes are added to modify the dough rheology, gas retention, and crumb softness in bread, pastry, and biscuit manufacturing. Nutraceuticals are the fastest-growing application of the food enzyme.

Food Enzymes Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American food enzymes market dominates the market due to the increasing trend of consuming naturally sourced ingredients. The growing awareness among consumers that natural additives are healthy & safe is boosting the demand for food enzymes in the region. The US food enzyme market is the largest contributor in the North American region.

Further, major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

The Europe Food Enzymes market is the second-largest growing market due to the increase in demand for processed and packaged foods, increasing health concerns for an aging population. Further, the German Food Enzymes market held the largest market share, and the UK Food Enzymes market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Food Enzymes Market is a fast-growing market due to the boosting food & beverage industry in the region and the adoption of Western diets associated with rising demand for bakery products, beverages, and others. Moreover, China’s Food Enzymes market held the largest market share, and the Indian Food Enzymes market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Food Enzymes Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Food Enzymes market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Food Enzymes industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Food Enzymes industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Food Enzymes industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the food industry. Major players in the Food Enzymes market, including DuPont, BASF SE, Amano Enzymes, Inc., Biocatalysts, International Flavour and Fragrance Inc., Kerry Groups, Novozymes, Nutritech Enzymes, AB Enzymes., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Kerry Group is one of the world leaders in the food, beverage, and pharma industries with 22,000 and have about more than 150 innovative products and manufacturing centers throughout 30 countries. A company rich in heritage and resources, focuses on changing lifestyles by providing consumers with their requirements. In February 2022, it extended its experience, technology, and production capabilities with the acquisitions of C-LEcta and Enmex in the biotechnology sector. The strategic acquisition of Enmex will boost Kerry's persisting enzyme portfolio and spread its ability to alter cereals and grains with enzymes. With the addition of six additional commercial enzyme-developing strains and associated manufacturing procedures to its offerings, the company has extended the range of enzymes it manufactures. C-LEcta has efficiently commercialized a number of biotechnology products, consisting of enzymes that improve the efficiency and sustainability of pharmaceutical bioprocess production, help in the production of a plant-based sweetener, and other new enzymes used in food applications.

In November 2020, DuPont Nutrition & Bioscience announced a new partnership between its Food & Beverage platform and the Institute for the Future (IFTF), the world's leading futures organization. The collaboration provides a drive for far-sighted food and beverage innovation that predicts the shifts in market needs. In 2021, IFF, a part of DuPont, launched of Nurica enzyme in China, providing the solution for dairy producers to make a premium product to attain consumer health requirements by increasing profitability.

Key Companies in the Food Enzymes market include

  • DuPont


  • Amano Enzymes, Inc.

  • Biocatalysts

  • International Flavour and Fragrance Inc.

  • Kerry Groups

  • Novozymes

  • Nutritech Enzymes

  • AB Enzymes

Food Enzymes Industry Developments

March 2022: Biocatalyst Ltd. Launched the new dairy enzyme Promod 517MDP(P517MDP) to extend its Kosher and Halal-certified dairy protein enzyme.

January 2022: International Flavour and Fragranes, Inc., launched Enovera 3001 enzyme as the latest addition to the ingredients for the bakery industry range. This new enzyme provides a label-friendly formulation for strengthening the bakery dough without compromising its texture and taste.

February 2021: A non-GMO enzyme called Umamizyme Pulse, launched by Amano Enzyme Inc., was developed for application in various plant protein products. It helps in enhancing the umami flavor in plant-based proteins.

Food Enzymes Market Segmentation

Food Enzymes Source Outlook

  • Microbes

  • Plants

  • Animals

Food Enzymes Type Outlook

  • Carbohydrates

  • Proteases

  • Lipases

  • Others

Food Enzymes Application Outlook

  • Bakery

  • Dairy

  • Beverages

  • Nutraceutical

  • Others

Food Enzymes Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 2.8 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 2.9 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 4.8 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.40% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Source, Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled DuPont, BASF SE, Amano Enzymes, Inc., Biocatalysts, International Flavour and Fragrance Inc., Kerry Groups, Novozymes, Nutritech Enzymes, AB Enzymes.  
Key Market Opportunities Increase in the advancement of technology and government initiatives.
Key Market Dynamics Increase in the demand for convenience food and awareness about the nutritional requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Food Enzymes market size valued at USD 2.8 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to rise at a CAGR of 6.40% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had largest share in the market

The key players in market are DuPont, BASF SE, Amano Enzymes, Inc., Biocatalysts, International Flavour and Fragrance Inc., Kerry Groups, Novozymes, Nutritech Enzymes, AB Enzymes.

The beverage Food Enzymes category dominated the market in 2022.

The store-based channel had the largest share in the market.

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