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Pulses Ingredients Market Trends

ID: MRFR//6107-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| July 2024

Global Pulses Ingredients Market Overview


Pulses Ingredients Market Size was valued at USD 19 Billion in 2023. The pulses ingredients market industry is projected to grow from USD 19.8 Billion in 2024 to USD 26.8 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.83% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Growing consumer demand for gluten- and plant-based items, as well as the popularity of foods high in protein, a shift in people's eating habits towards foods high in protein, and an increase in disposable income, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Pulses Ingredients Market Overview2


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


Pulses Ingredients Market Trends



  • The increasing need for pulse starch in various food and industrial uses drives market growth.


Pulse starch can be used to gel, texturize, bind, coat, thicken, and make films, among other things. It has been utilized in various food applications, including pasta and noodles, pastry, confectionery, soups and sauces, and meat and poultry because of its multi-functionality. Additionally, it is frequently used as a binding agent in the production of vermicelli. Due to its variety of uses and affordability, pulse starch is also a possible alternative for other starches in food and beverage applications. The Saskatchewan Agriculture Ministry and the MOA announced USD 2.07 million in funding for research exploring new possibilities for starches from pulse crops, which is being directed by the University of Saskatchewan in 2021. The study aimed to improve seed starch isolation and understand the processes involved in converting pulse starches into products with additional value. Thus, driving the pulse ingredients market revenue.


An increase in the creation of processed and convenience foods is driving the need for ingredients made from pulses. India and China are two emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region growing quickly. Additionally, the Asia-Pacific area offers lower production and processing costs. High demand and cheap production costs are two important characteristics that will help suppliers and manufacturers of pulse ingredients target the pulse ingredients industry.


The rise in demand for convenience and ready-to-eat foods has been influenced by several factors, including the growing number of working women and nuclear families, an improved standard of living, and changing lifestyles. The growing desire for snacks drives the market for RTE & bakery items, soups, and snacks made from pulse ingredients. Busier lives have boosted the need for on-the-go products to reduce the time spent preparing meals. Demand for healthier products with pulse components also rises due to the demand for these products.


The demand for pulse proteins has risen due to shifting sociodemographics and expanding use of these proteins in various foods and beverages. On the other side, it is anticipated that the rising need for animal-based protein will have a detrimental effect on the environment, including the production of greenhouse gas emissions and the need for water. These elements will result in the developing of current protein sources and other alternative sources for direct human consumption to be more sustainably produced.


Pulses Ingredients Market Segment Insights


Pulses Ingredients Type Insights


Based on the type, the pulses ingredients market segmentation includes pulses flours, pulses starch, pulse proteins, and others. The increasing need for animal-based protein is predicted to impact the environment, including the emission of greenhouse gases and the requirement for fresh water. These factors will lead to the developing of current protein sources and other alternative sources that are more sustainably produced for direct human consumption.


Pulses Ingredients Source Insights


Based on the source, the pulses ingredients market segmentation includes lentils, peas, beans, chickpeas, etc. The chickpeas dominated the market, accounting for 45% of market revenue (8.2 Billion). Zinc, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium are minerals in peas that support good health. Due to their high fiber content, they are also believed to help lower cholesterol and maintain blood sugar levels. Pea components, including pea proteins, pea starches, pea flours, and pulse powders, are used as main ingredients in various foods, including sauces, soups, baked goods, and other foods.


Pulses Ingredients Application Insights


Based on application, the pulses ingredients market segmentation includes food & beverage, animal feed, others. The food & beverages category generated the most income (53%). Pulse starch can be used to gel, texturize, bind, coat, thicken, and create films. Due to its versatility, it has been used in various food applications, including meat and poultry, soups and sauces, pastry, confectionery, and pasta and noodles. Additionally, it is frequently employed in producing vermicelli as a binding agent. Pulse starch is also a potential substitute for other starches in F&B applications due to its accessibility and range of uses.


Figure 1: Pulses Ingredients Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Pulses Ingredients Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032


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


Pulses Ingredients Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific pulse ingredients market, will dominate this market. Due to its sizable elderly population, Japan is another prospective market for pulse components. This is anticipated to increase demand for food products with added protein, increasing demand for pulse components. Due to its vast population and movement towards plant-based components, the Asia Pacific region is predicted to have a significant demand for pulse ingredients in the upcoming years.


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


Figure 2: PULSES INGREDIENTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


PULSES INGREDIENTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe's pulses ingredients market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the increasing product innovation in the region. Further, the German pulses ingredients market held the largest market share, and the UK was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The North American pulses ingredients Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is brought on by rising per capita disposable income, increased awareness of a healthy lifestyle, and good nutrition. Moreover, US’s pulses ingredients market held the largest market share, and the Canadian pulses ingredients market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region.


Pulses Ingredients Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading industry companies are making significant R&D investments to diversify their product offerings, which will spur further expansion of the market for pulses ingredients. Market participants also engage in various strategic actions to increase their worldwide footprint. Important market developments include introducing new products, increased investments, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and collaboration with other organizations. The pulse ingredient sector must provide affordable products to grow and thrive in a more cutthroat and competitive market environment.


One of the main business strategies manufacturers use in the worldwide pulses ingredients industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector is local manufacturing to reduce operational costs. The pulses ingredients sector has recently provided some of the most important medicinal benefits. Major players in the pulses ingredients market, including Ingredion Incorporated (US), Roquette Frères (France), Emsland Group (Germany), The Scoular Company (US), Archer Daniels Midland Company (US), SunOpta Inc. (Canada), Diefenbaker Spice & Pulses (Canada), and others are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Based in Westchester, Illinois, Ingredion Incorporated is an American company that provides ingredients for food and beverages. It primarily produces starches, non-GMO sweeteners, stevia, and pea protein. The business produces ingredients for food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical, and many other industrial sectors using maize, tapioca, potatoes, plant-based stevia, cereals, fruits, gums, and other vegetables. It serves consumers in more than 120 countries and employs roughly 12,000 people across 44 locations. Ingredion was ranked second in 2021 by FoodTalks in the Top 50 Sweetener Companies list and the Modified Starch category of the Food Thickener Companies list.


The starch taken from corn, wheat, potatoes and peas is used by Roquette, a family-owned business headquartered in France, to make more than 650 by-products. Roquette, established in 1933 and headquartered in Lestrem, France, by the brothers Dominique and Germain Roquette, has developed into the fourth-largest producer of starch in the world and the leader in starch manufacturing in Europe. Additionally, it is the world's top polyol producer, with molecules generated from dietary ingredients. More than 8,360 people work for Roquette worldwide, and the company generated more than 2,5 billion euros in revenue in 2011.


Key Companies in the pulses ingredients market include



  • Ingredion Incorporated (US)

  • Roquette Frères (France)

  • Emsland Group (Germany)

  • The Scoular Company (US)

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (US)

  • SunOpta Inc. (Canada)

  • Diefenbaker Spice & Pulses (Canada)

  • Axiom Foods Inc. (US)

  • Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA (Belgium)

  • Dakota Dry Bean (US)


Pulses Ingredients Industry Developments


November 2021: One of the biggest producers of components for plant-based protein products, Vestkorn Milling, was acquired by DSM. This strategic decision aimed to broaden the company's product offering, boost its knowledge, and expand its footprint.


October 2021: The company opened its largest pea protein facility at Roquette Frères in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. It will help Roquette establish itself as a leading authority on plant protein. This facility produces pea protein with others in France and the Netherlands.


April 2020: At its oilseed factory in Germany, ADM disclosed an investment to enhance the processing of non-GMO soybeans. This is a component of its expansion strategy to increase the variety of distinctive items it offers to meet its clients' expanding and shifting needs.


Pulses Ingredients Market Segmentation


Pulses Ingredients Type Outlook



  • Pulses Flours

  • Pulses Starch

  • Pulses Proteins

  • Others


Pulses Ingredients Sou Outlook



  • Lentils

  • Peas

  • Beans

  • Chickpeas

  • Others


Pulses Ingredients Application Outlook



  • Food & Beverage

  • Animal Feed

  • Others


Pulses Ingredients 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



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