Wheat Gluten Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Wheat Gluten Market is segmented by Form (Liquid and Powder), by Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Supplements Animal Feed, and Others), by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Wheat Gluten Market Growth
Study Period: 2016-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 0 %

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Market Overview

The global wheat gluten market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.21% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on all industries, including the wheat gluten market. As a result of the pandemic, people have become more health-conscious people started shifting their preference toward healthy and organic food. The food industry has also experienced a few changes due to the increased consciousness of consumers in selecting food. This inclination towards sustainable, regenerative, plant-based food and demand for foods and beverages with immunity-boosting ingredients is driving the demand for these products and their constituents.

The demand for the wheat gluten market is increasing due to the change in the consumer's eating habits. The health issues and disorders such as diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc., are increasing rapidly in all age groups. Due to obesity, children and young individuals are suffering from early health issues. Obesity can be the reason for heart attack, organ failure, etc. Due to increasing awareness about healthy living and nutritional food, consumers prefer organic, and natural food: health-conscious consumers prefer fat-free and sugar-free products. Wheat gluten is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, which is important in dietary food. Wheat gluten is used as an alternative to soy-based food and meat. Wheat gluten is widely used in bakery and confectionery products. The demand for wheat gluten is increasing as it is used in frozen food, and frozen food is required on a large scale by all employees and students who live away from home. It is used in animal feed as it is a rich source of nutrients that are required by the animals.

Concern about animal welfare and the number of individuals having lactose intolerance is increasing rapidly, due to which consumers are becoming vegan and vegetarian. Consumers are increasing rapidly across the world who prefer a vegan diet and products. A variety of products and flavors are available in a vegan product which attracts consumers to vegan products. The increase in the consumption of vegan products is boosting the growth of the wheat gluten marketThe increasing inclination toward high-protein diets and changing lifestyles are expected to drive the growth of the market in the coming years. Consumers suffering from lactose intolerance and increased demand for high-fiber Foods among consumers act as the key factors driving the demand for wheat gluten in the global market. The increasing use of wheat gluten in bakery and confectionery followed by supplements is expected to drive the growth of wheat gluten in the global market.

Scope of the report

Wheat gluten is composed of mainly two types of proteins, i.e., glutenins and gliadins. The wheat gluten market is segmented by form into liquid and powder, and by application, the market is segmented into bakery & confectionery, supplements, animal feed, and others. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

By Form
By Application
Bakery & confectionery
Animal feed
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 Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Consumers Inclination Towards Healthy and Organic Food

Due to changing lifestyles and hectic work schedules, people are not able to maintain their health, so people are shifting their preference toward healthy and organic food. Moreover, with the growth in the research and development for plant-based protein and the rise in the consumption of vegan food, this population is further anticipated to propel the growth of the wheat gluten market. Primary in the United States, and Canada, increased the consumption of RTE food products. The change in the diet leads to increased adoption of vegan food products for nutritional gains. Increased awareness among the health-consciousness consumers of the health benefits is increasing demand for organic nutritional supplements for products with a high concentration of wheat proteins.

Wheat Gluten Market Trends

North America Dominates the Market

North America dominates the wheat gluten market due to the rise in the vegan population. In countries such as the United States and Mexico, d the plenty of applications in the food industry and the increase in the need for fiber foods among health-conscious people will boost the growth of the wheat gluten market in the region during the forecast period. There is a significant amount of growth in the wheat gluten market due to the rise in the need for meat-free diets and a change in consumer choice for healthy food options. Wheat gluten is also gaining a place of prominence in the diets of bodybuilders and athletes who suffer from celiac disease or gastric and bloating problems. With sustained demand for wheat gluten ascending from numerous end users, manufacturers are evincing interest in manufacturing clean-label and organic products to improve their sales prospects.

Wheat Gluten Market Size

Competitive Landscape

The wheat gluten market is competitive due to the presence of the major players. Some of the major players in the market are Pioneer Industries Limited, Royal Ingredients Group, Meelunie, Cargill Inc., AB Amilina, Permolex International, Tereos, Z & F Sungold Corporation, Bryan W. Nash & Sons Limited, and Ardent Mills LLC among others. The increasing demand for wheat gluten and a growing number of manufacturers worldwide are the reasons for increasing the competitive level in the market. Manufacturers are embarking on mergers and acquisitions and investment in research & development as some of their key strategies to achieve market share and expand their offerings respectively. To save their position in the wheat gluten system market, manufacturers are producing unique & innovative products in the market with attractive offerings.

Major Players

  1. Pioneer Industries Limited

  2. Cargill Inc

  3. Ardent Mills LLC

  4. MGP Ingredients

  5. Royal Ingredients Group

Pioneer Industries Limited, Cargill Inc, Ardent Mills LLC, MGP Ingredients, Royal Ingredients Group

Recent Development

  • In 2022, Lantmännen Biorefineries is now launching gluten-free wheat starch, grown in western Sweden from selected autumn wheat.
  • In 2022, PureField Ingredients announced that it has completed the expansion of its facility in Russell, Kansas by increasing the capacity by 50% to meet the growing demand for sustainable wheat protein.
  • In 2021, ICM Inc. signed a design-build agreement with Summit Sustainable Ingredients, an affiliate of Summit Agricultural Group to develop a wheat protein (vital wheat gluten) ingredients production facility in Phillipsburg, Kansas.

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 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Liquid

      2. 5.1.2 Powder

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery & confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Supplements

      3. 5.2.3 Animal feed

      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. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        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 & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East & 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 Cargill Inc

      2. 6.4.2 Pioneer Industries Limited

      3. 6.4.3 Ardent Mills LLC

      4. 6.4.4 Royal Ingredients Group

      5. 6.4.5 MGP Ingredients

      6. 6.4.6 Sungold Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Bryan W. Nash & Sons Limited

      8. 6.4.8 Tereos

      9. 6.4.9 Anhui Ante Food

      10. 6.4.10 Crespel & Deiters GmbH

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Wheat Gluten Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Wheat Gluten 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 2021.

Pioneer Industries Limited, Cargill Inc, Ardent Mills LLC, MGP Ingredients, Royal Ingredients Group are the major companies operating in Wheat Gluten Market.

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