Protein Hydrolysates Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Protein Hydrolysates Ingredients Market is segmented by Source as Milk, Meat, Plant; By Application as Infant Formula, Sports Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

protein hydrolysate ingredients market
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


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Market Overview

The Global Protein Hydrolysates Market is forecasted to reach USD 4.4 billion by 2024 growing at a CAGR of 6.1%during the forecast period (2019 - 2024).

  • The multi-functionality of protein hydrolysates has increased its adoption in end-user industries. Furthermore, the growing demand for high-protein products has expanded the application of protein hydrolysates. Positive application outlook in infant, sports, and clinical nutrition is driving the protein hydrolysate ingredient demand.
  • Infant foods and sports nutrition are acting as a growth engine for protein hydrolysate ingredients market. The rupture of whole protein creates small-chain bioactive peptides and free amino acids that are building blocks of protein.  

Scope of the Report

Protein hydrolysate has relatively-low antigenic properties. These hydrolysates can enhance the digestibility and reduce protein allergy, especially in infants.By source, the market can be categorized into milk, meat, and plant. The maximum share of revenue is captured by milk protein hydrolysate. There are two main sources of milk protein hydrolysates, namely whey protein hydrolysates and casein hydrolysates. Whey protein hydrolysates account for a larger share than the casein type, owing to former’s good solubility and lower viscosity. The meat protein hydrolysates are expected to witness strong growth during the forecast period. By application, the global protein hydrolysate market can be categorized into infant formula, sports nutrition, clinical nutrition, and others. The market was led by infant formula, as the protein hydrolysates are considered premium ingredient and are preferred the most by manufacturers for reasons such as easy digestibility, and lower risk of allergy.

By Source
Dairy Protein
Poultry and Meat Protein
Plant Protein
By Application
Infant Formula
Sports Nutrition
Clinical Nutrition
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
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Milk based proteins are considered the most important source of bio-active peptides

Milk proteins are considered the most important source of bioactive peptides, and an increasing number of these peptides has been identified in milk protein hydrolysates. Milk protein hydrolysates have also been widely used for the extensive nutritional support for patients. In addition, it has also been incorporated in infant nutrition, sports nutrition, and nutraceuticals. Moreover, the milk protein hydrolysate formula has been developed to lower or eliminate the allergenicity of cow's milk proteins, to reduce the antigenic load, and the risk of sensitization. Milk protein hydrolysates are obtained from isolated casein and whey protein concentrate by using food grade protease enzyme systems. All these inputs are abundantly and easily available making milk protein a leading source of protein hydrolysates. 

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North America has the highest share in the protein hydrolysate ingredients market

North America and Europe remain the mature market for manufacturers; North America has the highest share in the protein hydrolysate ingredients market. Growing economies of region like Asia-pacific are expected to provide new opportunities during the forecast period owing to increasing demand for ready-to eat segments for infants. The technological advancements in the milk processing plants coupled with growing demand for health foods in the region is likely to boost the demand for protein hydrolysate ingredients market. The United States continues to capture the largest market share for soy protein ingredient, followed by Canada and Mexico. The driving factors for the US market are the change in consumption patterns, and food requirements, and inclination towards vegetarian products for protein sources. In United States, soy protein ingredient provides protein-enhanced meat to consumers, thus, increasing the consumption for the same. Soy protein is widely used as a meat alternative in the United States; hence, the market for the same is the largest.

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Competitive Landscape

Arla Foods Ingredients, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Agropur Inc., Amco Protein, Royal Frieslandcampina, and Carbery Group are most leading players in global protein hydrolysate market. There are several local companies in each region, which intensely compete with global players. About 54% of the market is held by other small and medium companies. The companies are enhancing their product lines and expanding their presence through global expansions. They use strategies, such as forming new agreements and partnerships with local players, to increase their footprint in the foreign country and release new products according to consumers’ changing preferences.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    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 Dairy Protein

      2. 5.1.2 Poultry and Meat Protein

      3. 5.1.3 Plant Protein

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Infant Formula

      2. 5.2.2 Sports Nutrition

      3. 5.2.3 Clinical Nutrition

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    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. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Spain

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. 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. UAE

        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 Arla Foods Ingredients

      2. 6.4.2 Fonterra Co-operative Group

      3. 6.4.3 Agropur Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 LG Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Milk Specialties Group

      6. 6.4.6 Amco Protein

      7. 6.4.7 Royal Frieslandcampina

      8. 6.4.8 Tate & Lyle

      9. 6.4.9 Kerry Group

      10. 6.4.10 Carbery Group

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Protein Hydrolysates Ingredients Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Protein Hydrolysates Ingredients Market is growing at a CAGR of 0% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • Arla Foods Ingredients
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group
  • Agropur Inc.
  • Amco Protein
  • Royal FrieslandCampina

Are the major companies operating in Protein Hydrolysates Ingredients Market.

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