Food Grade Gelatin Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Food Grade Gelatin Market is segmented by Source (Bovine, Pork, and Fish), Application (Meat Processing, Dairy Products, Beverages, Confectionery, Desserts, and Others), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

South America

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


4.13 %

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Market Overview

The food-grade gelatin market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.13% during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

  • Gelatin is a natural protein that is derived from the partial hydrolysis of collagen, which exists in the skin and bones of animals. The most common types of gelatin are manufactured from porcine skin, bovine bone, and bovine hide. Gelatin has unique characteristics that make it especially useful as a gelling agent, binder, emulsifier, or thickener.
  • Gelatin has a unique amino acid arrangement in its sequence and contains a relatively high amount of glycine, proline, and alsnine. The presence of biologically active peptide sequences in its primary structure results in the bioactivities of gelatin.

Scope of the Report

The global food grade gelatin market is segmented by source and application. On the basis of source, the market is segmented into bovine, pork, and fish. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into meat processing, dairy products, beverages, confectionery, Desserts, and Others. Moreover, the study provides an analysis of the food gelatin market in the emerging and established markets across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Source
By Application
Meat Processing
Dairy Products
Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Functional and Specialty Food and Beverages

The functional food industry and the food supplement sectors are witnessing growth at a faster rate. The specialty food industry is experiencing demand growth, due to increasing consumer preferences for high-quality food products. Gelatin base, made of gelatin powder, sugar, and other ingredients, is used in the preparation of artisanal pastry, desserts, and various other specialty food products. Gelatin, in the hydrolyzed form, is used in protein to fortify dietary foods. Dried and hydrolyzed food gelatin contains over 92% protein. Pure food gelatin powder contains no carbohydrates or fats, but protein. A one-ounce packet of gelatin powder contains approximately 23 calories and six grams of protein. Gelatin has a unique amino acid arrangement in its sequence and contains a relatively high amount of glycine, proline, and alsnine. The presence of biologically active peptide sequences in its primary structure results in gelatin’s bioactivities.

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Europe Holds the Major Share in the Food Gelatin Market

Europe dominates the food gelatin market, with the largest share. Increased consumption of gelatin, as a functional and low-calorie diet alternatives, is the major factor driving the market. Furthermore, Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing market for food gelatin, whereas, the North American and European food gelatin markets are saturated, and are expected to witness minimum growth, during the forecast period. In the Asia-Pacific region, consumers are preferring high-protein products, thus, boosting the growth of the food gelatin market. Apart from this, the growth of the poultry market and the increase in the number of slaughterhouses and marine product manufacturers also offer growth opportunities for food gelatin manufacturers.

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Competitive Landscape

The food-grade gelatin market is competitive, with a large number of regional small- and medium- scale players and key global players. Some of the major players in the food gelatin market are Gelita AG, Foodchem International Corporation, Tessenderlo Group, Darling Ingredients, Nitta Gelatin Company among others,

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & 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 By Source

      1. 5.1.1 Bovine

      2. 5.1.2 Pork

      3. 5.1.3 Fish

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Meat Processing

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy Products

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Confectionery

      5. 5.2.5 Desserts

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Gelita AG

      2. 6.4.2 Foodchem International Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Tessenderlo Group

      4. 6.4.4 Darling Ingredients

      5. 6.4.5 Nitta Gelatin Company

      6. 6.4.6 Gelnex

      7. 6.4.7 Italgelatine SpA

      8. 6.4.8 Eversource Gelatin

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Food Grade Gelatin Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Food Grade Gelatin Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.13% over the next 5 years.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

  • Foodchem International Corporation
  • Gelita AG 
  • Tessenderlo Group
  • Darling Ingredients
  • Nitta Gelatin Company

Are the major companies operating in Food Grade Gelatin Market.

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