Pulse Flours Market by Type (Peas, Chickpea, Bean and Lentil), by Application (Food and Feed) - Global Analysis & Forecast 2019-2030
Report ID : 147 | Published Date : May 2020 | Pages : 200 | Region : Global | Report Code : FB-9
Pulse Flours Market Overview and Introduction
Pulses are leguminous crops that are high in fibers and proteins and low in fats. They are found in almost all crop-growing regions Worldwide. Furthermore, pulse flour is obtained from dried, milled pulses that are often further refined to be used for various purposes. Pulse flour can be used as an alternative for traditional wheat and rice flour.
The global pulse flours market is mainly driven by a high protein profile of pulse flours and the demand for gluten-free flours among consumers. Pulses have a high protein content ranging from 21% to 26%. Also, pulse protein is higher in lysine and lower in sulfur amino acids when compared with cereals grains such as wheat and rice, which are lower in lysine and higher in sulfur amino acids. Thus, consumers are more inclined toward the consumption of pulse flour.
Furthermore, people are becoming more and more aware and health-conscious and opting for healthier food options. Gluten-free flour is rich in minerals such as magnesium and potassium and is also high in proteins. Along with that, they also help in digestion and manage body weight. Thus, people are more inclined toward using these gluten-free flours over the traditional flours, which is positively impacting market growth.
The global pulse flours market is segmented by type, application, and region.
Pulse Flours Market By Type
Based on type, the pulse flours market is segmented into peas, chickpea, bean, and lentil. The chickpeas flour segment is estimated to account for the largest share in the global pulse flours market during the forecast period. Such a large market share can be attributed to several health benefits, such as stabilizing blood sugar levels, improving digestion, weight management, and minimizing the risks of a heart attack.
Pulse Flours Market By Application
Based on application, the market is segmented into food, feed, and others. Moreover, the food segment is categorized into bakery products, extruded food, meat products, beverages, and others. The food segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be attributed to rising demand for healthier and gluten-free products. In the food segment, the bakery products sub-segment accounted for the largest share in 2016. Growth in consumer demand for healthy bakery products is a trend, which is growing in developed regions including North America and Europe. This is expected to increase the use of pulse flour in bakery applications.
Pulse Flours Market By Region
By region, the global pulse flours market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (ROW). North America is expected to dominate the global pulse flours market over the forecast period owing to the increasing demand for gluten-free food and awareness among the people regarding a healthy diet in the region. However, Asia Pacific is expected to witness the highest CAGR, with market growth centered in and around China, Korea, Japan, and India. The improved agricultural growth of this region over the last decade followed by advancements in the food processing and foodservice industry has opened new avenues for pulse flours, which is one of the major growth drivers.
Pulse Flours Market Prominent Players
The prominent players present in the global pulse flours market include Ingredion, ADM, The Scoular Company, Sunopta, Anchor Ingredients, EHL Limited, AGT Food and Ingredients, Diefenbaker Spice & Pulse, Blue Ribbon, and Great Western Grain, among others.