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The Pea Processed Ingredients Market is projected to reach USD 5.0 billion by 2026 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1%. The market value was estimated to be USD 3.1 billion in 2021. Growth in the demand for pea processed ingredients in the end-user application industries is driving the market growth of pea processed ingredients. Further, increase in the demand for gluten free products is also a major factor resulting to the rise in the demand for pea processed ingredients.

Pea Processed Ingredients Market

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By application type, the functional food segment is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period

The functional foods considered for the study include infant nutrition, nutritional supplements, dairy products, plant-based yogurt, plant-based creamers, plant-based butter, and other food products fortified with additional nutrients. The incorporation of pea processed ingredients adds to the shelf-life of the functional food products, along with the improvement of the textural and sensory characteristics, owing to their water-binding capacity, gel-forming ability, fat mimetic, anti-sticking, anti-clumping, texturizing, and thickening effects.

By source type, the yellow split peas segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR in the pea processed ingredients market until 2026.

The demand for yellow split peas is high owing to presence of high protein content and popularity among the food manufacturers. There is rising production of yellow peas over the years owing to the increasing demand of the same. For instance, according to the 2018 American Pulse Association Data, dry peas rank fourth in terms of the world production of food legumes below soybeans, peanuts, and dry beans. They have also reported that yellow peas and green peas, along with other minor classes, are the most commonly grown, with yellow peas accounting for approximately two-thirds of the US production. Yellow split peas are also regarded as high in fiber and is considered taste-neutral, thereby resulting to rising application of the same in food and beverage products.

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North America is estimated to dominate the global pea processed ingredients market over the forecast period.

Consumers in the North American region are gradually shifting their diet preferences and are going vegan due to the health and wellness benefits associated with it. This paradigm shift in food culture is being supported by health & fitness industries, medical communities, celebrities, and athletes, which has bolstered the demand for pea-based food ingredients. The rising incidences of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes among the American population have also prompted consumers to adopt vegan diets.

The key players in this market include Emsland Group (Germany), COSUCRA Groupe Warcoing SA (Belgium), Roquette Frères (France), Vestkorn Milling AS (Norway), Ingredion Incorporated (US), Axiom Foods, Inc (US), and Felleskjøpet Rogaland Agder (Norway). These players in this market are focusing on increasing their presence through agreements and collaborations. These companies have a strong presence in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. They also have manufacturing facilities along with strong distribution networks across these regions.


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