Nuts and Seeds Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Nuts and Seeds Market is segmented by Product Type (Nuts and Seeds), by Form (Whole, Pieces & Powdered, Oils, and Others), by Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Personal Care, and Others), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Nuts & Seeds Industry Overview

Nuts and Seeds Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.87 %

Major Players

Nuts and Seeds Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Nuts & Seeds Market Analysis

The Global Nuts and Seeds Market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.87% over the forecast period.

The market is mainly driven by the growing awareness of the health benefits of nuts and seeds, as they are rich sources of fiber, protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and other essential minerals, and the increasing popularity of the paleo diet. They are a good source of saturated fats and help maintain a healthy heart and brain. Hence, due to the nutritional benefits, they serve as excellent meal substitutes. Nutrition and allergy experts estimate that 32 million people in the United States have food allergies, including to tree nuts and peanuts, and may also be lactose or gluten intolerant. This factor is restraining the growth of the nuts and seeds market.

Seeds and nuts demand has been rising due to increased awareness about the benefits of consuming nuts and seeds and products infused with them. Globally, the need for convenience foods is growing faster due to changes in social and economic patterns, as well as increased expenditure on food and beverage; awareness about healthy foods, changes in meal patterns, and existing food habits has increased been driving the market studied. ‘Clean labeling’ is no longer a trend but has become a high-rated consumer demand that the global food industry is responding to by putting additional emphasis on these aspects while processing a food product propelling the market studied. Moreover, changing tastes and trends among customers have been increasing the demand for nuts and seeds. Due to its nutritional benefits, the need for functional ingredients in bakery & confectionery products has been rising. In addition to practical health benefits, incorporating natural ingredients like cashews, peanuts, pistachios, and other such elements, in different bakery & confectionery products has been rising, which is benefitting the nuts and seeds market.

Nuts & Seeds Industry Segments

The global nuts and seeds market is segmented by product type, form, application, and geography. Based on the product type, the market is segmented into nuts and seeds. Based on the form, the market is segmented into whole, pieces and powdered, oils, and others. Based on the application, the market is segmented into food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care, and others. The food and beverages segment is further segmented into industrial and retail. The industrial segment includes bakery and confectionery, dairy and dairy alternatives, edible oils, snack bars, breakfast cereals, and others. The retail component comprises packaged nuts and seeds and trail mixes. Based on geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Product Type
Pieces & Powdered
Other Forms
Food and Beverages
Bakery and Confectionery
Dairy & Dairy Alternatives
Edible Oils
Snack Bars
Breakfast Cereals
Packaged Nuts & Seeds
Trail Mixes
Cosmetics & Personal Care
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 & Africa
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East & Africa

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Nuts & Seeds Market Trends

Increasing Healthy Snack Demand is Fostering the Nuts and Seeds Market

As the millennial population becomes health conscious, their consumption pattern also increases the demand for nutrient-rich foods. The manufacturers have been developing products that can satiate the market demand for nut- and seed-based products, especially among body-conscious consumers. The increasing consumer inclination towards value-added food products such as lotus seeds in smoothie bowls further boosts the demand for the nuts and seeds market. The popularity of “super” ingredients has increased significantly over the recent past as consumers are more inclined toward natural and wholesome ingredients.

These products have high nutritional and functional value, and their chemical composition is rich in PUFAs (Polyunsaturated fatty acids), mainly omega-3, protein, dietary fiber, and bioactive compounds. According to the International Nut & Dried Fruit Council, in 2021/2022, the production of pistachios amounted to about 795.3 thousand metric tons worldwide. The prominent players are focused on research and development for new product launches that can address the growing consumer demand. The increasing adoption of nuts and seeds by processed food manufacturers as a high-value and healthy food inclusion ingredient further boosts the market.

Nuts and Seeds Market: Production Value of Pistachios, in USD Million, United States 2.91K 2.62K  2.62K 2.08K  1.01K  2019 2020 2021  2018 2017 Source: US Department of Agriculture

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region

The importance of cashew nuts, peanuts, and almonds in several cuisines has played a part in driving market demand in the region. The importance of nuts and seeds for patients suffering from or at risk of cardiovascular diseases has driven market demand. The American Heart Association recommends including omega-3-rich foods and oils in daily diets to prevent heart disease. According to UN Comtrade, in 2021, China imported around 25.28 million U.S. dollars worth of chia seeds from the rest of the world. They form an imperative component of several spices and condiments.

Moreover, favorable climatic conditions, increased demand for seeds from the neighboring countries, and the adaptation of technology to meet the demand are some of the factors driving the seed market in the region. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (India), the index number of guar seed production across India was 97.2 in 2021. The dominant players in the market are strengthening their product portfolio to meet the farmers' demand and concerns, leading to the growth of the nuts and seeds market in the region.

Nuts and Seeds Market- Market Size (%), by Region, Global, 2021

Nuts & Seeds Market Competitor Analysis

The nuts and seeds market is highly fragmented, owing to prominent regional and domestic players in different countries. Select Harvests Limited, Food Specialities Limited., Cargill Inc., Olam Group, and The Wonderful Company LLC are major nuts and seeds market players. Emphasis is given to strategies such as merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies, along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence in the market.

Nuts & Seeds Market Top Players

  1. Olam Group

  2. The Wonderful Company LLC

  3. Cargill Inc.

  4. Food Specialities Limited.

  5. Select Harvests Limited

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Nuts & Seeds Market Recent Developments

  • In March 2022, PB2 Foods, a renowned player in the powdered nut butter market, introduced PB2 Cashew Powder. The cashew powders were claimed to be manufactured entirely of non-GMO cashews, kosher, vegan, and gluten-free, and included no additional salt, sugar, or preservatives as per the company.
  • In February 2022, by collaborating with United States multinational software company Adobe Inc., Olam Nuts, a division of Singapore-based Olam International Group, chose a digital strategy to provide smaller volumes of its product to small manufacturers and businesses like bakeries, caterers, and restaurants in the United States and Canada.
  • In September 2020, Harris Woolf Almonds, a company that supplies manufacturers and formulators with ingredients, announced the launch of two new products, including almond powder and almond oil products.

Nuts & Seeds 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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Nuts

      2. 5.1.2 Seeds

    2. 5.2 Form

      1. 5.2.1 Whole

      2. 5.2.2 Pieces & Powdered

      3. 5.2.3 Oils

      4. 5.2.4 Other Forms

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Food and Beverages

        1. Industrial

          1. Bakery and Confectionery

          2. Dairy & Dairy Alternatives

          3. Edible Oils

          4. Snack Bars

          5. Breakfast Cereals

          6. Others

        2. Retail

          1. Packaged Nuts & Seeds

          2. Trail Mixes

      2. 5.3.2 Pharmaceutical

      3. 5.3.3 Cosmetics & Personal Care

      4. 5.3.4 Other Applications

    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. Spain

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        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. United Arab Emirates

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.3.2 Olam Group

      3. 6.3.3 HBS Foods Ltd.

      4. 6.3.4 Kanegrade Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 The Wonderful Company LLC

      6. 6.3.6

      7. 6.3.7 American Nuts LLC

      8. 6.3.8 Select Harvests Limited

      9. 6.3.9 Cargill Inc.

      10. 6.3.10 Food Specialities Limited.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Nuts & Seeds Market Research FAQs

The Nuts and Seeds Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Nuts and Seeds Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.87% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Olam Group, The Wonderful Company LLC, Cargill Inc., Food Specialities Limited., Select Harvests Limited are the major companies operating in Nuts and Seeds Market.

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