Functional Flour Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Functional Flour market is segmented by Source (Cereals and Legumes); Type (Specialty Flour & Conventional Flour); Application (Bakery, Savory Snacks, Soups & Sauces, RTE Products, and Others) and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

functional flour market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.9 %

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Market Overview

Global functional flour market is projecetd to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

  • Functional flours are modified wheat or non-traditional flours that claim to improve health and provide enhanced health benefits, beyond that of the nutrients found in flour. Functional flour may also include flours that are fortified with vitamins, herbs, and even nutraceuticals.
  • Consumers worldwide are striving to adopt a combination of grains, cereals, lentils in their everyday food for essential nutrients. In addition, increasing gluten allergies is stoking demand for non-wheat based flour. This is stoking demand for functional flours that are composed of soy flour, rye flour, and oat flour among others.

Scope of the Report

Global functional flour market is segmented by source, type, application, and geography. By source, the market is segmentd into cereals and legumes; by type into specialty and conventional flour; by application into bakery, savory snacks, soups & sauces, RTE products and others. Also, the study provides an analysis of the functional flour market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Source
By Type
Specialty Flour
Conventional Flour
By Application
Savory Snacks
Soups and Sauces
Ready-to-Eat products
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 & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of MEA

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Key Market Trends

Rising Consumption of Premium Food Products

Functional flours act as active ingredients in making premium food products are good quality and are healthier than normal products. Present day consumers are less interested in mid-market products. A trend is emerging among these consumers, in which they are seen to be minimizing their expenditures on basic groceries and are instead trying out new premium products available in the market. In the case of functional flour, this trend has been seen mainly in the bakery products that contain such flours. Women are the major driving force for this increased purchasing of premium foods. Another reason for the popularity of premium foods is internet retailing and attractive discounts offered on these products.

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North America Holds the Major Share in Functional Flour Market

Functional flour is gaining popularity for their cost cutting, nutritional benefits, thickening, texture, and taste enhancements. However, the trend of the gluten-free and clean label are the primary factors driving the market. North America dominates the market with a high awareness of product efficiency and the demand for premium products. However, the growing influence of the western culture has boosted the demand for high protein and nutrient foods. This growth in processed foods in Asia-Pacific is expected to lend a high CAGR during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The global functional flour market is fragmented and competitive, with a large number of players operating at regional and local levels. The key players in the market adopted expansions & investments in function flour as their growth strategies. Some of the major companies in the functional folur market are Cargill, General Mill, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Associated British Foods, Ingredion, and Bunge Limited, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force 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 Cereals

      2. 5.1.2 Legumes

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Specialty Flour

      2. 5.2.2 Conventional Flour

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Bakery

      2. 5.3.2 Savory Snacks

      3. 5.3.3 Soups and Sauces

      4. 5.3.4 Ready-to-Eat products

      5. 5.3.5 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of MEA


    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 Cargill, Inc

      2. 6.4.2 General Mills, Inc

      3. 6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      4. 6.4.4 Associated British Foods plc

      5. 6.4.5 Ingredion Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Bunge Limited

      7. 6.4.7 Agrana Beteiligungs-AG

      8. 6.4.8 The Hain Celestial Group Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 The Scoular Company

      10. 6.4.10 Sunopta Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Functional Flour Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Functional Flour Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Cargill, Incorporated, General Mills, Inc, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Associated British Foods plc, Ingredion Incorporated are the major companies operating in Functional Flour Market.

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