Pulse Flour Market Size By Product (Pea [By Application {Bakery Products, Extruded Snacks, Beverage}], Chickpea [By Application {Bakery & Snacks, Beverage, Animal Feed}], Bean [By Application {Bakery & Snacks, Beverage}], Lentil [By Application {Bakery & Snacks, Infant Food}]), Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Oct 2019  |  Report ID: GMI4384  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Shreya Deb

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 225   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Rising consumer consciousness for gluten free products to contribute towards usage of pulse flour ingredients

Pulse Flour Market size was over USD 23.5 billion in 2018 and industry expects consumption at over 24.5 million tons by 2025.

Pulse Flour Market

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Pulse flour is obtained from milled or dried pulses which are refined to be used in various bakery products including breads, rolls, cookies and muffins. It is used as a functional food ingredient owing to its gluten free nature and ability to enhance the texture and shelf life of food. Pulse flour is used in various cuisines and as an alternative to rice & wheat. These types of ingredients are widely used in snack industry as it enhances nutritional, protein and flavor content in the products.

According to Northern Pulse Growers Association every 10 grams of pea hikes protein and dietary fiber by a hefty 2.5 grams and provides a natural option for both folate and zinc enrichment. Extensive R&D by producers in order to develop new products and government initiatives for endorsing the use of product should support market growth.

Pulse flour ingredients boost nutritional value of foods without altering the flavor, aroma and color properties. Global functional food ingredients market surpassed USD 64 billion in 2018. Demand for gluten-free functional food ingredients due to rising awareness regarding health & nutrition benefits, and rising purchase power of consumers should foster product demand.

Pulse flour market growth can be attributed towards consumer inclination for health benefits which includes weight management, diabetes control and promotes healthy heart health. Addition of these ingredients in functional beverages with high nutritional content aid to broad the product portfolio of variety of beverages in the market. Manufacturers are looking to substitute wheat by adding various pulses in their food varieties to differentiate their product portfolio.

The U.S. Agricultural Act of 2014 which is known as farm bill included two initiatives to fund pulse crops. The health initiative which will offer USD 125 million to conduct investigation into the health and nutritional benefits and the other one includes product program which allocates USD 10 million for 5 years to the U.S. department of agriculture to purchase these crops and establish a delivery chain to introduce lentils, dry peas, chickpeas into school food programs.

Pulse Flour Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 23.5 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2014 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2025
Pages: 225 Tables, Charts & Figures: 362
Geographies covered (19): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, China, India, Japan, Southy Korea, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE
Segments covered: Product
Companies covered (20): Ingredion, ADM, The Scoular Company, Best Cooking Pulses, AGT Food & Ingredients, Diefenbaker Spice & Pulse, CanMar Grain Products, Parakh Agro Industrie, Blue Ribbon, EHL, Bean Growers Australia, Great Western Grain, SunOpt, Ganesh Grains, GPA Capital Food Pvt Ltd, Groupe Limagrain, AGSPRING, The Buhler Holding AG, Woodland Foods. Ltd, Bunge
Growth Drivers:
  • North America: Increasing demand for gluten free products
  • Europe: Growing bakery products market
  • Asia Pacific: increasing risk of chronic diseases leading to high consumption of high protein foods
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Availability of substitute products

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Inclusion of pea flour ingredients to provide nutritional benefits in bakery products

 U.S. Pea Flour Market By Application

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Consumers in the U.S, are continuously looking for healthier food options especially which provide sustenance for hectic lifestyle. Manufacturers are producing bakery products with natural pulses such as pea flour which in turn enhances the product texture and offers health benefits.

Pea flour is incorporated up to 10% in wheat so as to increase the water absorption and decrease the bread volume and cookies spread ratios. Also, it improves the nutritional value without affecting the sensory quality of the bakery products as it a good protein source. Consumers are gluten allergic which may induce them to consume pulse flour products. The ingredients are tailor-made for low-fat or fat-free formulas which are also, non-allergen, gluten-free, GMO-free and cholesterol free is highly preferred by the consumers in U.S.

Addition of pea products in breads, muffins & cookies may replace potential allergens such as wheat, eggs and dairy. The product incorporation to bakery products affect the dough handling by impacting the strength of the gluten matrix and overall moisture retention and deliver fresh marketing appeal. Roasted yellow pea flour is suitable for making more nutritious flatbreads, tortillas, pita bread, cookies, crackers, extruded snacks and energy bars. Consumers are preferring pulse bread owing to improve their diet pattern with providing various sources such as protein, fiber, starch and iron in the food products.

Utilization of chickpea flour in meat & animal derived products to boost overall animal health

India Chickpea Flour Market By Application

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The increasing preference for protein rich diet may boost consumption of poultry and meat products. Presence of various nutrients in meat products such as protein, vitamin D, omega 3 and minerals make a viable choice for a health conscious consumer.

Modern animal feed products are manufactured by selecting ingredients which imparts high nutritional benefits and in turn maintains the overall livestock health. Chickpea flour is used as high energy and protein feed in animal diets to support milk, meat and egg production. It contains a variety of anti-nutritional factors such as amylase and protease inhibitors as well as lectins, oligosaccharides and polyphenols. These nutritional factors impair nutrient absorption from the gastrointestinal tract and result in detrimental effects on animal health & growth.

Collaboration among Industry participants to expand pulse flour market portfolio remain key growth strategy

In January 2018, Verdient Foods has entered into a joint venture agreement with U.S. company Ingredion to expand its operations in pulses and the products are available in more than 120 countries. Also, In November 2018, Bunge introduced a non-GMO lentil to its product portfolio which is marketed as clean label ingredients. Lentil acts as a substitute for modified starches and offers nutritional benefit.

In February 2018, Nutrati and PLT partnered to introduce a finest quality chickpea flour to the North American food market. The product is marketed under the brand name Artesa Chickpea, which reports a number of issues that have prohibited other nutritionally required pulse/legume from gaining extensive adoption including sensory characteristics taste and formulating functionality.

Most of the companies are involved in various strategic initiatives to strengthen their market presence and gain a competitive edge in the value chain. Global pulse flour market share is fragmented including Ingredion, ADM, Bunge, The Scoular Company, Best Cooking Pulses, AGT Food & Ingredients, Diefenbaker Spice & Pulse, CanMar Grain Products, Parakh Agro Industries, Blue Ribbon, EHL, Bean Growers Australia, Great Western Grain, SunOpta and Ganesh Grains.

The pulse flour market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Tons revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

Analysis By Product

  • Pea
    • By Application
    • Bakery Products
    • Extruded Snacks
    • Beverage
    • Others
  • Chickpea
    • By Application
    • Bakery & Snacks
    • Beverage
    • Animal Feed
    • Others
  • Bean
    • By Application
    • Bakery & Snacks
    • Beverage
    • Others
  • Lentil
    • By Application
    • Bakery & Snacks
    • Infant food
    • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE

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