Global Protein Hydrolysates Market is Expected to Register a Healthy CAGR in the Forecast Period of 2019 to 2026

Global protein hydrolysates market is projected to register a healthy CAGR of 8.5% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026. The new market report contains data for historic years 2017, the base year of calculation is 2018 and the forecast period is 2019 to 2026.

Drivers: Global Protein Hydrolysates Market


Growing global population along with changing socio-demographics is leading the demand for many different types of food. Due to rise in demand for food is leading more mouths to feed. The socio-economic changes are rising incomes, improved urbanization and aging populations is playing a major role in driving the market. The nutritious products help in improving post exercise recovery, accelerate muscle glycogen synthesis rates and improve whole-body protein balance. These products are rich source of protein and provide better repairing of tissue damage. It is also helpful in recovering from the damages caused by ulcers, burns, surgery and muscle-damaging exercise. Due to such benefits related to health of an individual, protein hydrolysate product is playing a major role in market. The main importance of these products is that they can be easily digested as they are available in simpler form and hence people are more attracted to it.

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Nutrition and diet consumed by athletic are termed as sports nutrition. It is all about improving athletic performance. Athletes use protein hydrolysates products produced from whey or casein protein, to induce rapid increases in plasma amino acids during workouts. It also maximizes muscle protein anabolism and facilitates recovery. Growing demand and consumption of protein hydrolysates by athletic are also helping the market to grow

  • In July 2016, according to Mintel Group Ltd, spending sports nutrition food and drink products by U.K. consumers has increased where in 2015 it was USD 73.05 million from 57.55 million in 2013.
  • In July 2017, a paper published in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals, UN figures have projected that global population growth is increasing from almost 50% since 2000 to 9.5 billion by 2050.

Changing life style of population is leading the market to grow, due to increase in demand of nutritious products because of utilization in big application areas such as, infant nutrition, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, nutraceuticals are the areas where the market is playing main role. For instance, increasingly people with better lifestyle are more attracted these products for fitting in with a healthy, active lifestyle for eg. U.K. spent USD 73.05 million in 2015 for nutrition food and drink products.


During the past years there has been development done by the manufacturers for providing the benefits of products with several web and mobile applications. The aim of these applications is to provide supporting self-care among people. The health awareness event is organized by group of people where they conduct fun and efficient program which is way to provide health related solutions.

The members conducting the program play a major role in providing educational health information, raise awareness of targeted health issues, conduct preventive health screenings and immunizations, and create awareness about available wellness program resources and many others.

Better education and health consciousness these days among people, led by organizing of awareness programs which is an important step in helping the growth of the market. The major role of the protein hydrolysates are the health benefits which may the driver for the particular market.


Protein hydrolysates have become popular ingredients as they are available in simpler form and are used in various application areas such as infant nutrition, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, nutraceuticals, clinical nutrition and animal feed. In sports nutrition, it helps in improving post exercise recovery, accelerates muscle glycogen synthesis rates and improves whole-body protein balance.

The protein hydrolysate is extracted from fish which contains more protein in hydrolyzed form and helps in controlling food allergies, hyper allergic infants.

Hydrolyzed protein (FISH) can be added with the other fish product that helps in extending the shelf life of product.

Increase consumers who are more concern to their health in recent time or era making an increasing in demand for healthier foods and beverages

  • In February 2015, according to frachiseindia, 30.0%-35.0 % people are health conscious due to increase in sedentary lifestyles and the consequent rise of lifestyle related ailments and for the fitness.

Aquatic organisms from the aquaculture have numerous bioactive compounds that provide health benefits to humans. These products improve the metabolism.

  • In April 2017, a paper published in Royal Society of Chemistry, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Asia Pacific region is the largest producer of aquaculture with about 580 million productions of marine animal, followed by Africa with 1.4 million and Europe with 2.8 million

Due to the availability of better nutritional value in protein hydrolysate, people are more attracted towards the particular market. For instance, the hydrolysate form of protein is easily absorbed in body and basically used in infant nutrition, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, nutraceuticals, and others.


In recent era, mergers and acquisitions are becoming one of the strong and strategic choices for organizations to make growth and achievement in their business which includes profit, empire building, market dominance and long term survival.

The ultimate goal of this choice is to gain inorganic growth which is nothing but the maximization of shareholder value.

Protein hydrolysates are the products which are used in different forms such as liquid, powders and solids. These products are used in different sectors such as infant nutrition, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, nutraceuticals, clinical nutrition and animal feed.

As the demand for the products in the market is increasing, many big companies are merging or getting acquired to fulfill the demand of people in recent time.

Some of the merger and acquisitions are given below:

  • In April 2018, Kerry Inc. (Ireland) has acquired Dutch manufacturer of plant proteins and its proprietary processing technique. This helped in strengthening business in market.
  • In October 2018, Ingredia SA (France) entered in a partnership with the French association WELFARM. The association is working on animal welfare. The partnership with WELFARM accelerated animal welfare to get more production of Via Lacta grass milk. This made the availability of milk in huge amount in the market.

Increase in merger and acquisition driving the market to grow as the companies are providing more products for fulfilling the demand of the public. This expansion is taking place in the product portfolio and hence it is helping the growth of the market. For instance In June 2017, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, LLC (U.S.), entered in acquisition with Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (U.K.). This helped Reckitt Benckiser Group plc a strong growth and geographic expansion for their existing products

Restraints: Global Protein Hydrolysates Market


Protein hydrolysates are manufactured by hydrolysis either by acid or alkali or enzymatic hydrolysis for e.g. fish and marine protein hydrolysis. These products are rich in high content of protein and are extracted from marine sources are more useful for a human to fulfil proper nutrition.

Fish protein hydrolysates (FPH) are produced in two forms, liquid and dried. Liquid fish protein hydrolysates contains near about 90.0% of moisture.

In liquid form, it is extremely unstable in long-term storage and hence it is difficult in transport and when it is converted into a dry form it is easy to store and transport. But drying or dehydration dSome of the equipment used in production and purification of the products include

  1. Centrifugation
  2. Plate and Frame Filtration
  3. Micro Filtration
  4. Ultra-Filtration
  5. Nano Filtration
  6. Ion Exchange Chromatography

These equipments are costly and require maintenance and educated professionals to maintain or run the procedure. For e.g. Cole-Parmer MPR Series Multipurpose Refrigerated Centrifuges cost for around USD 7,423.94 – 8,619.09 which is costly as per manufacturer perspective and require maintenance after a particular period of time which can hinder the growth of the market.

For producing beneficial product manufactures has suffered from various cost related issues such as high cost of components. Such factors may affect the market and may hinder the growth of the market demands a big energy supply and is consequently very costly.


Protein plays an important role in the body that includes repairing and building of tissues and improves cell signaling in the body. Protein has the capability to perform a structural and enzymatic function.

In Japanese market bioactive fish hydrolysates has been introduced for the first time and now it is available throughout the world as food supplements, functional food ingredients or nutricosmeceuticals. This product is generally produced by using low value fish waste which is an almost inexhaustible source of raw material. After the production, these products are sold as high value products and are beneficial as per the manufacturer point of view.

These products have regional legislations that assure consumer safety and prevent misleading of the consumer.

The regulations also included in producing the particular hydrolysate products. It includes strict regulations, licensing systems, and laws. Regional legislation is different in various regions. These regulations are applied in the manufacture, import, export, and sale of regulated products.

The regulations play important role in producing the particular product and unachievable criteria made by the government bodies hampers the growth of the market. For instance, safety and tolerance criteria must be fulfilled by the manufacturer for rice protein hydrolysate formula in infants 

Opportunity: Global Protein Hydrolysates Market


The protein hydrolysates are produced by different approaches such as acid or alkali hydrolysis and enzymatic hydrolysis. The acid hydrolysis is cheaper in cost while producing protein hydrolysate in bulk amount but it has some quality issues, whereas on other hand enzymatic hydrolysis has better quality in comparison but is costlier. The modelling approach is going on to identify the most cost-efficient enzyme.

Addition of protease of less cost during the hydrolysis process may play an important role in producing protein hydrolysates. The enzymes which are used in the hydrolysis process should have high substrate-specific hydrolytic activity.

In such case industrial microbiology or enzyme technology is playing a major role for inventing or discovering the enzymes that can provide a better quality product at less cost.

  • In December 2014, paper published in Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques, the protein hydrolysate are produced from left over part of animal (fish, marine animals), plants (pea, soy, and other), milk (whey and casein) which takes from USD 1/kg to USD 3/kg and after production in the form of protein hydrolysate it is sold with selling price of from USD 20/kg to USD 40/kg (especially for fish protein hydrolysate).

Discovery of new enzymes with better capacity to produce the more protein hydrolysate can drive the market in future. For instance, newly modified protease is helping to give better quality or high yield.


The organic foods in the market are growing with the higher rate due to the increase in demand site in recent time. Today, people are more attracted towards better life style that includes better health, taste and quality. Along with increasing food safety concern is also playing a role in driving the particular market.

The government of India is also taking initiatives to promote organic food in the domestic market and exports. Such an initiative is helping this market to grow due to increase investment in organic food manufacturing and retailing, and create employment.

  • In October 2018, according to The Economic Times, worldwide demand for Indian organic food products is increasing as India has exported organic products of worth USD 370.0 million in 2016-17 and has increased to USD 515.0 million in the year 2017-18.

Organic food ingredient is more beneficial for human in all aspects as they have better nutritional value. These products are potatoes, corn, waxy corn, soy, pea and others. In hydrolysate form, these products are more beneficial than its original form. Hence increasing demand for organic food in the recent era is driving the market due to health benefits.

Challenges: Global Protein Hydrolysates Market


Hydrolyzing protein is the innovation that contains nutritional value and can help to tackle human diseases and promotes food industries to produce functional foods.

Micronutrient malnutrition is currently the main concern in nutrition for developing countries. Due to such lack in nutrition among people deaths are increasing in recent world. The reason behind it is lack of awareness regarding the availability of protein products.

  • In April 2015, a paper published in royal society of chemistry, cardiovascular disease is one of the main health issue or disorder which is responsible for about 30.0% of the total world's population deaths.
  • In October 2017, According to World Health Organization (WHO), 4, 20,000 people die every year due to contaminated food worldwide.

Unawareness of the new modified proteins with enhanced nutritional value in developing countries or worldwide hindering the market growth.

Market Trends:

On the basis of type, the market is segmented into animal protein hydrolysates, plant protein hydrolysates, and others.  Animal protein hydrolysates are sub-segmented into milk protein hydrolysates, meat protein hydrolysates, fish protein hydrolysates and egg protein hydrolysates. Milk protein hydrolysates are further sub-segmented into whey and casein. Meat protein hydrolysates are further sub-segmented into bovine, swine and poultry. Plant protein hydrolysates are segmented into soy, wheat and others. Other segment is further segmented into algae protein hydrolysates and yeast protein hydrolysates. In 2019, animal protein hydrolysates segment is expected to dominate the market growing at the highest CAGR of 8.8% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026.

On the basis of form, the market is segmented into powder and liquid. In 2019, powder segment is expected to dominate the global protein hydrolysates market, growing at the highest CAGR of 8.6% in the forecast period 2019 to 2026.

On the basis of application, the market is segmented into infant nutrition, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, nutraceuticals, clinical nutrition, animal feed and others. In 2019, infant nutrition segment is expected to dominate the global protein hydrolysates market growing at the CAGR of 8.8% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026. However, sports nutrition segment is growing with highest CAGR 9.6% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026.

On the basis of source, the market is segmented into animal, plant, and others. In 2019, animal segment is expected to dominate the market growing at the highest CAGR of 8.8% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026.

On the basis of method, the market is segmented into acid & alkaline hydrolysis, enzymatic hydrolysis. In 2019, enzymatic hydrolysis segment is expected to dominate the market growing at the highest CAGR of 8.7% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026.

Major Players: Global Protein Hydrolysates Market

Some of the prominent participants operating in this market are Kerry Inc., INGREDIA SA,  Danone Nutricia, Milk Specialties, Abbott, Agropur US, The Tatua Cooperative Dairy Company Ltd,  AMCO Proteins, Carbery Group, Glanbia plc, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S, PEVESA, Bébé MANDORLE, FrieslandCampina, Mead Johnson & Company, LLC.  BRISK BIOSCIENCE, New Alliance Dye Chem Pvt. Ltd., Akola Chemicals (India) Ltd., Agrilife, Kemin Industries, Inc., NAN Vietnam,  Diana Group and others.