Food Grade Gelatin Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Food Grade Gelatin Market is Segmented by Source (Bovine Hides, Pigskin, Cattle Bones, and Other Sources); by Application (Confectionery, Dairy and Desserts, Bakery, Meat and Meat Products, Beverages, Nutraceuticals, and Other Applications); and byGeography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market size and forecasts for food-grade gelatin in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

food grade gelatin market overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Middle East and Africa
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 3.88 %
food grade gelatin market major players

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Market Overview

The food grade gelatin market was valued at USD 1,587.81 million in 2020, and it is projected to register a CAGR of 3.88% during the forecast period, 2021-2026.

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted the overall gelatin industry, as many stores are shutting down or reducing their business hours. However, the demand for gelatin is expected to sustain in the near future. With the second wave of the disease being more severe, players are gearing up their supply chain and inventories to meet the demand for immunity-enhancing products.

Additionally, people staying indoor are experimenting a lot with home cooking, and baking has also increased the demand for gelatin. Due to its multi-functional properties, it is one of the ideal additives giving proper texture, creaminess, and an artistic touch to homemade food.

The market is majorly driven by the rise of usage of gelatin in the functional food industry due to its water-binding and jellying properties. 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. 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.

Key applications of food gelatin include usage in confectionery, dairy, desserts, bakery, meat products, and beverages. The confectionery and dairy segment incorporates the highest usage of gelatin, among other food segments.

Scope of the Report

Gelatin is a natural protein that is derived from the partial hydrolysis of collagen, which exists in the skin and bones of animals. The food-grade gelatin market is segmented by source and application. On the basis of source, the market is segmented into bovine hides, pigskin, cattle bones, and other sources. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into confectionery, dairy and desserts, bakery, meat and meat products, beverages, nutraceuticals, and other applications. 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 and Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasting have been done in value terms of USD million.

By Source
Bovine Hides
Cattle Bones
Other Sources
By Application
Dairy and Desserts
Meat and Meat Products
Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Nutraceutical Applications are Leading in the Market

Gelatins are increasingly being used in dietary supplements, as they are an easily digestible and cold soluble and a highly bioactive form of collagen, triggering the synthesis and reorganization of new collagen fibers, thereby supporting tissue structure. The positive link between gelatin and its health benefits has led to the establishment of the collagen supplements industry. Gelatin-based dietary supplements offer an array of health benefits, like reducing calorie intake, reducing joint pains and degeneration, healing leaky gut, boosting metabolism, muscle mass, and energy output, improving liver health, and protecting cardiovascular health. Hydrolyzed gelatin is increasingly being used in dietary supplements, as the final product has a low molecular weight, enabling the system to have an easier time digesting, absorbing, and distributing the amino acids throughout the entire body.

Moreover, the increasing awareness about the benefits associated with gelatin has drawn manufactures to invest in scientific research and conduct intensive pre-clinical and clinical research to examine the connection between nutrition and bone health. Based on this research, innovative gelatin products to increase bone density are being developed to cater to the rising demands of consumers. For instance, Gelita AG has a wide portfolio of gelatin products boosting the health of consumers. These include FORTIBONE©, VITARCAL®, FORTIGEL®, and PEPTIPLUS®.

food grade gelatin market trends

Europe Holds the Major Share in the Market

Europe dominates the food grade gelatin market, with the largest share. Increased consumption of gelatin as a functional and low-calorie diet alternative is the major factor driving the market. The high consumption of confectioneries and desserts such as jellies in the region has been encouraging food manufacturing companies to incorporate gelatin, which has been driving the demand in the gelatin market. Also, food companies in the region are majorly procuring four types of gelatin such as bovine, porcine, fish, and chicken, from ingredient companies to offer product stability, shape, texture, and long-lasting flavor release to their confectionaries, such as gummy bears and marshmallows. Moreover, the increasing application of gelatin in foods and beverages, especially in dairy products, like milk, cheese, yogurt, and sour cream, and its nutraceutical applications on account of exhibiting excellent stabilizing characteristics and good binding features are boosting the demand for food grade gelatin across the European region.

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Competitive Landscape

The food-grade gelatin market is highly competitive, with the presence of both regional and global players. The growing popularity of gelatin-based products across various applications is expected to boost the global market for gelatin. The key players have a wide geographical reach, and the products manufactured by them are increasingly being used in various applications, including food and beverage, confectionery, dietary supplements, and other industries. Several global players are competing with each other by marking their presence through various strategies. The common strategy adopted by the companies is product innovation. Some of the major players in the market are Gelita AG, Foodchem International Corporation, Tessenderlo Group, Darling Ingredients, Nitta Gelatin Company, and others.

Recent Developments

In June 2021, Nitta Gelatin India launched premium gelatin of international standards in the hotel and restaurants category. The food connoisseurs can now look forward to preparing and experience a variety of desserts, jellies, frozen sweets, soft candies, and marshmallows at international standards.

In December 2020, Gelita AG acquired majority shares in the Turkish gelatine company, SelJel. With this joint venture, Gelita AG is further strengthening its position as the industry's global leader.

In October 2020, Rousselot BV, part of Darling Ingredients and Giusto Faravelli SpA, announced a new distribution partnership in Italy. Faravelli is an international reference point in the distribution of raw materials and ingredients for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, food, chemicals, and cosmetic industries. Under the new partnership, Faravelli will distribute pharmaceutical and food gelatins produced by Rousselot Functional Ingredients across Italy.

In November 2019, PB Leiner revealed a next-generation range of texturizers called Textura. It is a premium texturizer for which there is no equivalent in the market. It is 100% pure gelatin that requires much less handling, and it saves producers and home consumers alike up to 50% of their time.

In September 2019, Gelnex constructed two new facilities to process gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen. The new location in Paraguay is strategically positioned near raw material sources, and it is the first US facility to hydrolyze gelatin into collagen.

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 By Source

      1. 5.1.1 Bovine Hides

      2. 5.1.2 Pigskin

      3. 5.1.3 Cattle Bones

      4. 5.1.4 Other Sources

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy and Desserts

      3. 5.2.3 Bakery

      4. 5.2.4 Meat and Meat Products

      5. 5.2.5 Beverages

      6. 5.2.6 Nutraceuticals

      7. 5.2.7 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. Spain

        4. France

        5. Italy

        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 and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and 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 Darling Ingredients Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Gelita AG

      3. 6.4.3 Tessenderlo Group NV

      4. 6.4.4 Foodchem International Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Nitta Gelatin Company

      6. 6.4.6 Sterling Gelatin

      7. 6.4.7 Weishardt Holding SA

      8. 6.4.8 Luohe Wulong Gelatin Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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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 3.88% over the next 5 years.

Middle East and Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

Foodchem International Corporation, Nitta Gelatin Company, Darling Ingredients Inc., Gelita AG , Tessenderlo Group NV are the major companies operating in Food Grade Gelatin Market.

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