Europe Pea Protein Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Europe Pea Protein market is segmented by Form into Protein Isolate, Protein Concentrate, and Textured Protein; by Application into Bakery, Meat Extender and Substitute, Nutritional Supplement, Beverage, Snacks, and Other Applications; and by Geography (Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe). The report offers the market size and forecast of the market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Europe Pea Protein Market Size

Europe Pea Protein Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 8.27 %

Major Players

Europe Pea Protein Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Pea Protein Market Analysis

Europe's pea protein market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.27% over the next five years.

The demand for plant-based products is increasing in the European market owing to their nutritional benefits, low cholesterol, and alternative to meat products. The majority of the population in Europe is vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian due to environmental and social reasons. The different types of pea protein isolates concentrate and textured proteins are used in different foods and beverages as functional ingredients. According to the United States Department of Agriculture data for 2022, nearly 8 billion people in Germany followed a vegetarian diet. Owing to this, market players are launching new protein products, considering the demand.

Furthermore, the diseases like intolerance, heart problems, and cholesterol problems are increasing in the region due to the consumption of meat products. According to World Population Review data for 2022, 47,519,628 people in Spain were lactose intolerant. Owing to this, the market players' launch of new pea protein ingredients is driving the market's growth. For instance, in November 2022, Global Food and Ingredients Ltd. launched the Pulsera pea protein isolate. The isolate is made from 85% protein that is allergen-friendly and can be used in different food and beverages. Over the medium term, the market is expected to grow owing to the increasing demand for plant-based alternatives in the region.

Europe Pea Protein Industry Segmentation

Pea protein is the protein that is present in peas. Pea protein is used to reduce cholesterol, obesity, and increase the strength of muscles. The Europe Pea Protein market is segmented by form, application, and geography. Based on form, the market is segmented into protein isolate, protein concentrate, and textured protein. Based on application, the market is segmented into bakery, meat extender and substitute, nutritional supplement, beverage, snacks, and other applications. By geography, the market is segmented into Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and the Rest of Europe. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on the value in USD million.

Protein Isolate
Protein Concentrate
Textured Protein
Meat Extender and Substitute
Nutritional Supplement
Other Applications
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Europe Pea Protein Market Trends

Growing Demand for Plant Based Alternatives

Health-conscious consumers in the region are opting to consume vegan and plant-based food instead of meat and dairy products owing to different health conditions and environmental reasons. These days, consumers are opting to consume plant-based milk instead of conventional milk products owing to lactose intolerance. According to World Population Review data from 2022, 67,736,802 people in the United Kingdom are lactose intolerant. Plant-based milk is also available in various plant-based ingredients like grain proteins. The demand for pea-based meat alternatives also increases in the region due to their health benefits and unique taste. Market players have been launching new pea protein products due to increasing demand. For instance, in January 2022, plant-based brand OZO launched pea protein-based plant-based products in the United Kingdom.

Europe Pea Protein Market: Number of Vegan Products launched, By Country, 2022

Germany Holds the Largest Share in Pea Protein Market

Due to changing food preferences and lifestyles, Germany has a growing number of vegan and vegetarian consumers. According to United States Department of Agriculture data from 2022, 1.5 million people in Germany are vegan. The young population in the country is eco-conscious, and they are aware of the environmental effects of meat consumption. Due to this, they are shifting their food preferences to vegan and vegetarian food. Pea proteins like textured proteins and isolates are used in food products due to their benefits like zero cholesterol and high protein. The global market players have been launching different types of pea protein for its use in different food applications. For instance, in December 2022, Royal DSM launched Vertis, a textured pea canola protein. The product contains nine essential amino acids, and product is soy-free and gluten-free.

Europe Pea Protein Market: Consumer Demand for Vegan Substitute Products (%), Germany, 2022

Europe Pea Protein Industry Overview

The European pea protein market is fragmented, with global and regional players dominating the market. The prominent players in the region include Cargill, Incorporated, Axiom Foods Inc., Roquette Freres, The Scoular Company, and Ingredion Incorporated. The demand for plant-based ingredients is growing in the region due to consumers' increasing demand for vegan and plant-based foods. The market players are engaged in mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their portfolios and innovate new products in partnership with other market players.

Europe Pea Protein Market Leaders

  1. Cargill, Incorporated

  2. Axiom Foods, Inc.

  3. Roquette Freres

  4. The Scoular Company

  5. Ingredion Incorporated

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Europe Pea Protein Market Concentration

Europe Pea Protein Market News

  • In October 2022, Roquette Freres launched four new grades of organic pea protein isolates and starches for Europe and the United States markets. Organic peas were exported from Canada.
  • In July 2021, Ingredion Incorporated launched textured proteins obtained from Peas and Fava Beans in Europe. The proteins offer 65% proteins on a dry weight basis that can be used as an alternative for soy protein. The textured protein is gluten-free.
  • In March 2021, Ingredion Incorporated launched Vitessence Pulse 1853 Pea Protein Isolate. The product offers 85% of protein on a dry weight basis to increase protein content in different products.

Europe Pea Protein Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Protein Isolate

      2. 5.1.2 Protein Concentrate

      3. 5.1.3 Textured Protein

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery

      2. 5.2.2 Meat Extender and Substitute

      3. 5.2.3 Nutritional Supplement

      4. 5.2.4 Beverage

      5. 5.2.5 Snacks

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Spain

      2. 5.3.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.3.3 Germany

      4. 5.3.4 France

      5. 5.3.5 Italy

      6. 5.3.6 Russia

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Cargill, Incorporated

      2. 6.3.2 Axiom Foods Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Kerry Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Roquette Freres

      5. 6.3.5 The Scoular Company

      6. 6.3.6 Naturz Organics

      7. 6.3.7 Fenchem

      8. 6.3.8 Glanbia PLC

      9. 6.3.9 Ingredion Incorporated

      10. 6.3.10 Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Europe Pea Protein Market Research FAQs

The Europe Pea Protein Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Europe Pea Protein Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.27% over the next 5 years.

Cargill, Incorporated, Axiom Foods, Inc., Roquette Freres, The Scoular Company, Ingredion Incorporated are the major companies operating in Europe Pea Protein Market.

Europe Pea Protein Industry Report

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