US Meat Substitutes Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts Up To 2029

The United States Meat Substitutes Market is segmented by Type ( Tempeh, Textured Vegetable Protein, Tofu ) and by Distribution Channel ( Off-Trade, On-Trade ).

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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR (2024 - 2029) 10.88 %
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US Meat Substitutes Market Analysis

The United States Meat Substitutes Market size is estimated at 2.25 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 3.77 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.88% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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2.25 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

3.77 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

6.34 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

10.88 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment by Type

57.62 %

value share, Textured Vegetable Protein, 2023

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A wide range of applications in fast food menu and the similar taste to meat is propelling the sales of TVP in the country.

Largest Segment by Distribution Channel

51.05 %

value share, Off-Trade, 2023

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Supermarkets and hypermarkets are the key off-trade distribution channels in the region as consumers prefer purchasing meat substitutes along with other grocery items.

Fastest-growing Segment by Type

12.49 %

Projected CAGR, Tempeh, 2024-2029

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Tempeh is a functional, inexpensive, high-protein food ingredient for meat substitutes. It can also be consumed on its own as a meat substitute, which drives its demand.

Fastest-growing Segment by Distribution Channel

10.97 %

Projected CAGR, On-Trade, 2024-2029

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The nation's growing vegan population has led numerous food service outlets to add meat substitutes to their menus, resulting in the opening of many vegan restaurants.

Leading Market Player

15.90 %

market share, Beyond Meat Inc., 2022

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The company's broad distribution network in both the retail and foodservice sectors supports its largest market share through partnerships with industrial giants.

The increasing popularity of Asian food among Americans is driving the meat substitutes market

  • The sales of meat substitutes in the US have seen sizable progress in recent years, registering a CAGR of 4.49% from 2017 to 2022. The inflation in sales can primarily be linked to the growing awareness regarding health issues related to the consumption of meat and the rising availability of plant-based protein alternatives in most of the distribution points across the country. Approximately 69% of plant-based food buyers purchased beef-style alternative burgers in the United States in 2022.
  • The most consumed meat substitute in the United States during the study period was textured vegetable protein. TVP has been used as an ingredient in both meat and plant-based food products for many years but has become the go-to ingredient by meat substitute manufacturers. The rising demand for TVP increased due to the post-pandemic trend of eating vegan food, with sales rising by 10.71% from 2019 to 2022. Since TVP is mostly bought by large corporations as a texture for the production of plant-based meat alternatives, its sales are only expected to rise in the future, with the market value for TVP in the United States projected to reach an estimated USD 1.81 billion by 2028.
  • Tofu is another meat substitute that has seen rising demand in the US in recent years. The sales of tofu rose by 38.05% from 2017 to 2022, which could be, for the most part, attributed to the rising number of Asian-themed restaurants and fast-food chains in the country. Tofu is a major part of Asian cuisines, and food service businesses are looking to cater to the increasing popularity of Asian food among Americans. Asian food is said to be one of the fastest-growing cuisines, with the country being home to more than 38,000 Chinese restaurants, 25,000 Japanese restaurants, and 5,000 Thai restaurants.
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United States Meat Substitutes Market Trends

Rising soybean prices have resulted in increasing prices of tempeh

  • The prices of tempeh have been gradually increasing over the years, mainly to combat inflation and the rising soybean prices. The price of tempeh in the United States grew by 4.86% in 2022 from 2017. Since soybeans are the main ingredient used in the processing of tempeh, the rise in the price of soybeans impacted the segmental market price. This can also be linked to the 25% tariff imposed by the US government on soybean trade. The market has seen the presence of numerous variants of tempeh, with plain tempeh being sold at a lower price compared to other value-added products. Organic tempeh is the most popular value-added tempeh form currently present in the market and is sold at a premium price of more than 20%. Players are offering products in various packaging formats, such as cans and plastic packs, to serve different utilities.
  • Soybean prices surged above USD 15.5 per bushel, reaching their highest level since June 2022, driven by mounting concerns over supply shortages as production of soybeans in the United States totaled 4.28 billion bushels in 2022, a 4% decrease from 2021. The estimated production per acre was 49.5 bushels, which was 2.2 bushels less than in 2021. Compared to 2021, the harvested area increased slightly to 86.3 million acres. Meanwhile, on May 31, 2023, the spot price was USD 1,300 cents per bushel, which was down by 10.0% from the same day of the previous month. May 2023 had a 4.4% decline in farm-level soybean prices, which were 11.0% lower than May 2022. The projected range for farm-level soybean prices in 2023 was between -14.8 and 8.0%, with a predicted fall of 4.8%. This was expected to have an impact on the temporary adjustment of the prices of tempeh by 10-15%.
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OTHER KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS COVERED IN THE REPORT

  • The growing popularity of plant-based diets has led to an influx of TVP prices
  • The growing domestic demand for chickpea products has supported the pricing and accelerated production growth

US Meat Substitutes Industry Overview

The United States Meat Substitutes Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 42.81%. The major players in this market are Amy's Kitchen Inc., Beyond Meat Inc., Conagra Brands Inc., Impossible Foods Inc. and The Kellogg Company (sorted alphabetically).

US Meat Substitutes Market Leaders

  1. Amy's Kitchen Inc.

  2. Beyond Meat Inc.

  3. Conagra Brands Inc.

  4. Impossible Foods Inc.

  5. The Kellogg Company

United States Meat Substitutes Market Concentration

Other important companies include Hormel Foods Corporation, Maple Leaf Foods, The Campbell Soup Company, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, Wicked Foods, Inc..

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US Meat Substitutes Market News

  • April 2023: Beyond Meat, a leader in plant-based meat, announced the launch of Beyond Pepperoni and Beyond Chicken Fillet, building on their recent rollout of Beyond Steak.
  • February 2023: Impossible foods launched plant based spicy chicken nuggets, spicy chicken patties, and chicken tenders.
  • September 2022: Gathered Foods has been acquired by Wicked Kitchen a plant-based product selling brand based in North America.

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US Meat Substitutes Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  3. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Price Trends

      1. 2.1.1. Tempeh

      2. 2.1.2. Textured Vegetable Protein

      3. 2.1.3. Tofu

    2. 2.2. Regulatory Framework

      1. 2.2.1. United States

    3. 2.3. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  4. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Type

      1. 3.1.1. Tempeh

      2. 3.1.2. Textured Vegetable Protein

      3. 3.1.3. Tofu

      4. 3.1.4. Other Meat Substitutes

    2. 3.2. Distribution Channel

      1. 3.2.1. Off-Trade

        1. 3.2.1.1. Convenience Stores

        2. 3.2.1.2. Online Channel

        3. 3.2.1.3. Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

        4. 3.2.1.4. Others

      2. 3.2.2. On-Trade

  5. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global level Overview, Market level overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and analysis of Recent Developments)

      1. 4.4.1. Amy's Kitchen Inc.

      2. 4.4.2. Beyond Meat Inc.

      3. 4.4.3. Conagra Brands Inc.

      4. 4.4.4. Hormel Foods Corporation

      5. 4.4.5. Impossible Foods Inc.

      6. 4.4.6. Maple Leaf Foods

      7. 4.4.7. The Campbell Soup Company

      8. 4.4.8. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

      9. 4.4.9. The Kellogg Company

      10. 4.4.10. The Kraft Heinz Company

      11. 4.4.11. Wicked Foods, Inc.

  6. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR MEAT SUBSTITUTES INDUSTRY CEOS

  7. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. TEMPEH PRICE PER METRIC TON, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2023
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  2. TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PRICE PER METRIC TON, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2023
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  2. TOFU PRICE PER METRIC TON, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2023
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET BY TYPE, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET BY TYPE, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SPLIT BY TYPE, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SPLIT BY TYPE, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF TEMPEH MARKET, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF TEMPEH MARKET, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF TEMPEH MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SPLIT BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN MARKET, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN MARKET, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SPLIT BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF TOFU MARKET, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF TOFU MARKET, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF TOFU MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SPLIT BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF OTHER MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF OTHER MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER MEAT SUBSTITUTES MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SPLIT BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SPLIT BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SPLIT BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA OFF-TRADE, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA OFF-TRADE, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA OFF-TRADE CHANNELS, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA OFF-TRADE CHANNELS, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA CONVENIENCE STORES, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA CONVENIENCE STORES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA CONVENIENCE STORES SPLIT BY TYPE, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA ONLINE CHANNEL, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA ONLINE CHANNEL, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA ONLINE CHANNEL SPLIT BY TYPE, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA SUPERMARKETS AND HYPERMARKETS, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA SUPERMARKETS AND HYPERMARKETS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA SUPERMARKETS AND HYPERMARKETS SPLIT BY TYPE, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA OTHERS, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA OTHERS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA OTHERS SPLIT BY TYPE, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA ON-TRADE, METRIC TONS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT SUBSTITUTES MARKET SOLD VIA ON-TRADE, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, COUNT, UNITED STATES, 2020 - 2023
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  2. MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, COUNT, UNITED STATES, 2020 - 2023
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, UNITED STATES, 2022

United States Meat Substitutes Industry Segmentation

Tempeh, Textured Vegetable Protein, Tofu are covered as segments by Type. Off-Trade, On-Trade are covered as segments by Distribution Channel.

  • The sales of meat substitutes in the US have seen sizable progress in recent years, registering a CAGR of 4.49% from 2017 to 2022. The inflation in sales can primarily be linked to the growing awareness regarding health issues related to the consumption of meat and the rising availability of plant-based protein alternatives in most of the distribution points across the country. Approximately 69% of plant-based food buyers purchased beef-style alternative burgers in the United States in 2022.
  • The most consumed meat substitute in the United States during the study period was textured vegetable protein. TVP has been used as an ingredient in both meat and plant-based food products for many years but has become the go-to ingredient by meat substitute manufacturers. The rising demand for TVP increased due to the post-pandemic trend of eating vegan food, with sales rising by 10.71% from 2019 to 2022. Since TVP is mostly bought by large corporations as a texture for the production of plant-based meat alternatives, its sales are only expected to rise in the future, with the market value for TVP in the United States projected to reach an estimated USD 1.81 billion by 2028.
  • Tofu is another meat substitute that has seen rising demand in the US in recent years. The sales of tofu rose by 38.05% from 2017 to 2022, which could be, for the most part, attributed to the rising number of Asian-themed restaurants and fast-food chains in the country. Tofu is a major part of Asian cuisines, and food service businesses are looking to cater to the increasing popularity of Asian food among Americans. Asian food is said to be one of the fastest-growing cuisines, with the country being home to more than 38,000 Chinese restaurants, 25,000 Japanese restaurants, and 5,000 Thai restaurants.
Type
Tempeh
Textured Vegetable Protein
Tofu
Other Meat Substitutes
Distribution Channel
Off-Trade
Convenience Stores
Online Channel
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Others
On-Trade
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Market Definition

  • Meat Substitutes - It is a food product made from vegetarian or vegan ingredients, eaten as a replacement for meat. Meat substitutes typically approximate qualities of specific types of meat, such as mouthfeel, flavor, appearance, or chemical characteristics.​
  • Tempeh - It is a high protein Asian food prepared by fermenting soybeans with a Rhizopus.​
  • Textured Vegetable Protein - Food items made from consumable protein sources like soybean, pea, wheat, hemp, etc., are known as textured vegetable proteins. Each unit will withstand hydration during cooking and other processes used in preparing the food for consumption because it has structural integrity and a distinguishable texture.​
  • Tofu - Tofu is a soft food product prepared by treating soybean milk with coagulants.​
Keyword Definition
A5 It is a Japanese grading system for beef. The 'A' means the carcass yield is the highest possible and the numeric rating relates to beef marbling, color and brightness of the flesh, its texture and color, luster, and fat quality. A5 is the highest mark wagyu beef can score.
Abbatoir It is another name for a slaughterhouse and refers to the premise used for or in connection with the slaughter of animals whose meat is intended for human consumption.
Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND) It is a disease that affects shrimp and is characterized by high mortalities, in many cases reaching 100% within 30-35 days of stocking grow-out ponds.
African Swine Fever (ASF) It is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs caused by a double-stranded DNA virus in the Asfarviridae family.
Albacore Tuna It is one of the smallest species of tuna found in the six distinct stocks known globally in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.
Angus beef It is beef derived from a specific breed of cattle indigenous to Scotland. It requires certification from the American Angus Association to receive the "Certified Angus Beef" quality mark
Bacon It is salted or smoked meat that comes from the back or sides of a pig
Black Angus It is beef derived from a black-hided breed of cows that don't have horns.
Bologna It is an Italian smoked sausage made of meat, typically large and made from pork, beef or veal.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) It is a progressive neurological disorder of cattle that results from infection by an unusual transmissible agent called a prion.
Bratwurst It refers to a type of German sausage made from pork, beef or veal.
BRC British Retail Consortium
Brisket It is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. The beef brisket is one of the nine beef primal cuts.
Broiler It refers to any chicken (Gallus domesticus) that is bred and raised specifically for meat production.
Bushel It is a unit of measurement for grains and pulses. 1 bushel = 27.216 kg
Carcass It refers to the dressed body of a meat animal from which butchers trim the meat
CFIA Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Chicken Tender It refers to chicken meat prepared from the pectoralis minor muscles of a chicken bird.
Chuck Steak It refers to a cut of beef that is part of the chuck primal, which is a large section of meat from the shoulder area of a cow
Corned Beef It refers to beef brisket cured in brine and boiled, typically served cold.
CWT Also known as a hundredweight, it is a unit of measurement used to define the quantity of meat. 1 CWT = 50.80 kg
Drumstick It refers to a chicken leg without the thigh.
EFSA European Food Safety Authority
ERS Economic Research Service of the USDA
Ewe It is an adult female sheep.
FDA Food and Drug Administration
Fillet Mignon It is a cut of meat taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin.
Flank Steak It is a cut of beef steak taken from the flank, which lies forward of the rear quarter of a cow.
Foodservice It refers to the part of the food industry which includes businesses, institutions, and companies which prepare meals outside the home. It includes restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, catering operations, and many other formats.
Forage It refers to animal feed.
Foreshank It is the upper part of the foreleg of cattle
Franks Also known as frankfurter or Würstchen, it is a type of highly seasoned smoked sausage popular in Austria and Germany.
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSSAI Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Gizzard It refers to an organ found in the digestive tract of birds. It is also called the mechanical stomach of a bird.
Gluten It is a family of proteins found in grains, including wheat, rye, spelt, and barley
Grain-fed beef It is beef derived from cattle that have been fed a diet supplemented with soy and corn and other additives. Grainfed cows can also be given antibiotics and growth hormones to fatten them up more quickly.
Grass-fed beef It is beef derived from cattle that have only been fed grass as feed.
Ham It refers to the pork meat taken from the leg of a pig.
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Jerky It is lean trimmed meat that has been cut into strips and dried (dehydrated) to prevent spoilage.
Kobe Beef It is Wagyu beef specifically from the Kuroge Washu breed of cows in Japan. To be classified as Kobe beef, the cow must have been born, raised, and slaughtered within the Hyōgo prefecture in the city of Kobe in Japan.
Liverwurst It is type of German sausage made from beef or pork liver.
Loin It refers to the sides between the lower ribs and pelvis, and the lower part of the back of a cow.
Mortadella It is a large Italian sausage or luncheon meat made of finely hashed or ground heat-cured pork, which incorporates at least 15% small cubes of pork fat.
Pastrami It refers to a highly seasoned smoked beef, typically served in thin slices.
Pepperoni It is an American variety of spicy salami made from cured meat.
Plate It refers to a forequarter cut from the belly of a cow, just below the rib cut.
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) It is a disease occurring in swine causing late-term reproductive failure and severe pneumonia in neonatal pigs.
Primal cuts It refers to the major sections of the carcass.
Quorn It is a meat substitute product prepared using mycoprotein as an ingredient, in which the fungus culture is dried and mixed with egg albumen or potato protein, which acts as a binder, and then is adjusted in texture and pressed into various forms.
Ready-to-Cook (RTC) It refers to food products that include all of the ingredients, where some preparation or cooking is required through a process that is given on the package.
Ready-to-Eat (RTE) It refers to a food product prepared or cooked in advance, with no further cooking or preparation required before being eaten
Retort Packaging It is a process of aseptic packaging food in which food is filled into a pouch or metal can, sealed, and then heated to extremely high temperatures, rendering the product commercially sterile.
Round Steak It refers to a beef steak from the the rear leg of the cow.
Rump Steak It refers to a cut of beef derived from the division between the leg and the chine.
Salami It is a cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat.
Saturated fat It is a type of fat in which the fatty acid chains have all single bonds. It is generally considered unhealthy.
Sausage It is a meat product made of finely chopped and seasoned meat, which may be fresh, smoked, or pickled and which is then usually stuffed into a casing.
Scallop It is an edible shellfish that is a mollusk with a ribbed shell in two parts.
Seitan It is a plant-based meat substitute made out of wheat gluten.
Self-service kios It refers to a self-order point-of-sale (POS) system through which customers place and pay for their own orders at kiosks, enabling totally contactless and frictionless service.
Sirloin It is a cut of beef from the bottom and side parts of a cow's back.
Surimi It is a paste made from deboned fish
Tenderloin It refers to a cut of beef consisting of the entire tenderloin muscle of a cow
Tiger Shrimp It refers to a large shrimp variety from the Indian and Pacific oceans
Trans fat Also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids, it is a type of unsaturated fat that naturally occurs in small amounts in meat.
Vannamei shrimp It refers to tropical prawns and shrimp that are farmed in areas near the equator, generally along the coast in artificial ponds.
Wagyu Bee It is beef derived from any of four strains of a breed of black or red Japanese cattle that are valued for their highly marbled meat.
Zoosanitary It refers to the cleanliness of animals or animal product
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US Meat Substitutes Market Research FAQs

The United States Meat Substitutes Market size is expected to reach USD 2.25 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 10.88% to reach USD 3.77 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the United States Meat Substitutes Market size is expected to reach USD 2.25 billion.

Amy's Kitchen Inc., Beyond Meat Inc., Conagra Brands Inc., Impossible Foods Inc. and The Kellogg Company are the major companies operating in the United States Meat Substitutes Market.

In the United States Meat Substitutes Market, the Textured Vegetable Protein segment accounts for the largest share by type.

In 2024, the Tempeh segment accounts for the fastest growing by type in the United States Meat Substitutes Market.

In 2023, the United States Meat Substitutes Market size was estimated at 2.25 billion. The report covers the United States Meat Substitutes Market historical market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029. The report also forecasts the United States Meat Substitutes Market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

US Meat Substitutes Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 US Meat Substitutes market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. US Meat Substitutes analysis includes a market forecast outlook 202 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

US Meat Substitutes Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts Up To 2029