(Food-Beverage-News.Com, November 16, 2020 ) According to MarketsandMarkets, the "Textured Vegetable Protein Market by Application (Meat alternatives, Cereals & snacks, Others), Form, Source (Soy, Wheat, and Peas), Type (Slices, Flakes, Chunks, and Granules), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025", the market size is estimated to be valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 6.2%, in terms of value. The changing consumer preference and interest in vegetable protein sources, due to its nutritional profile, inclination toward clean eating, rise in health concerns, and environmental concerns, as well as animal welfare, have resulted in the growth of the alternatives, such as plant-based meat, and ingredients such as textured vegetable protein.
Asia Pacific is projected to account for the faster-growing market with CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. The textured vegetable protein market in this region is estimated to witness robust growth propelled by the economic developments of countries such as China, India, Japan, and Australia. The shift of industrialization and investments in Asia Pacific regions has grown substantially over the past decade, especially in China, which contributes to rapid economic growth.
Therefore, several key market players in the region such as Wilmar International (Singapore), Fuji Oil Co. (Japan), Sun NutraFoods (India), Shandong Yuxin Soybean Protein (China), and Crown Soya Protein Group (China) have been emphasizing on developments to provide a large product portfolio in textured vegetable protein. The region also hosts a strong agricultural production base, which is a key factor in the production of vegetable-sourced protein.