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The global meat substitute market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period, 2018-2023. Currently, the global campaign of ‘go vegetarian’ is the most powerful influencer of the demand for such products. Health benefits of this cholesterol-free protein, with meat-like texture, is the main factor promoting the growth of meat substitute products. Soy-based products such as tofu, miso, yaso, natto, and seitan are fast becoming popular among consumers. For market growth, product innovation and artificial meat taste are incorporated in the meat substitute products.
Veganism is the New Fad
Veganism is trending, as people are up to find that the plant-based proteins are complete proteins, if eaten in the right combination for the right body type. They can work better than animal protein, mainly because of the absence of hormones and enzymes. Going vegan and consuming plant protein, has shown extraordinary results in reduction of cholesterol, treating PCOS and preventing menopausal complications. Around 13% of the millennial are vegetarians and 4% are vegans who avoid dairy products, thus, resulting in increased demand for the most suitable alternative like soy and pea protein. These inclination trends towards plant-based diet are associated with different factors, such as sustainability issue, health awareness, ethical or religious views, environmental and animal rights.
Soy-based Meat Substitutes are the Most Popular
Soy is the most common source of meat substitutes in Asia-Pacific. Increasing demand for tofu from food service and beverage manufacturers depicts its popularity. Soy-based products are rich in amino acids, vitamins, fibers, omega-3, and flavones, in addition to being cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat. Soya meat is extremely rich in protein, with a protein content over 50%. Owing to these advantages, soy-based meat substitutes are anticipated to increase their market presence. A hydrolyzed or textured soy “veggie” burger is a meat analogue, mostly because the taste and texture is similar to meat. The transition from animal protein to plant protein can be possible only in a gradual, smooth and orderly fashion by utilizing high protein mixture, isolated protein and concentrated proteins from plant sources. Soy meat alternatives are closer to the taste and texture of meat, than in the past, because of newer technology. These developments have led to increased demand of these substitutes from the consumers.
Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region
Europe is the largest market for meat substitute products, by revenue, accounting for 39% of the global market share. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region registering a 5.3% CAGR; due to the huge support from the large population, rising urbanization, increasing incomes and rapid adaptation of processed foods in the market.Major PLAYERS: AMY'S KITCHEN, INC., BEYOND MEAT, BLUE CHIP GROUP, CAULDRON FOODS, GARDEN PROTEIN INTERNATIONAL, INC., MGP INGREDIENTS, INC., MEATLESS B.V., MORNINGSTAR FARMS, NISSHIN OLLIO GROUP, QUORN FOODS, SONIC BIOCHEM EXTRACTIONS LTD., THE NISSHIN OLLIO GROUP LTD. and VBITES FOODS LTD, amongst others.Reasons to Purchase this Report
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