Pulse Ingredients Market By Form (Hard, Soft), Type (Spreadable, All Purpose, Butter Blend), Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Sauces, Dairy and Ice-cream, Spreads & Toppings, Others (Ready to Eat Meals, Baby Food, and Snacks) & Region - Forecast to 2019 - 2029

Pulse Ingredients Market By Form, Type, Application & Region for 2019 – 2029 : Analysis and Review

Pulse Ingredients Market - About the Report

While growing health concerns among people have been driving food and beverage manufacturing companies towards pulses ingredients, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in several unforeseen consequences for the pulse ingredients market. A key trend observed in several developing countries during 2020 was large segments of the migrant working population returning to their homes in rural areas. As a result of this reverse migration, farming activity has increased.

For example, India, which is the second largest producer of pulses globally, saw an over 30 percent increase in farm area under pulses cultivation in 2020; India’s farm area under pulses cultivation now stands at a whopping135 lakh hectares.

While the growth in acreage under pulses cultivation in developing countries in Asia and Africa augurs well for the market, this growth has not been uniform. In fact, several developed countries actually witnessed a decline in pulses cultivation.

Furthermore, weather related phenomenon also resulted in crop losses in several countries. Besides this, the pandemic has also caused several supply chain disruptions. The global shipping container currently being witnessed is a prominent example of Covid-19 induced logistical disruptions. However, other more market-specific disruptions have also impacted the sales of pulses ingredients.

As a result of these factors, the prices of pulses have been rising in the international market and are one of the key contributors to the ongoing steep global food inflation figures. Going forward, players involved with the market will need to access the changes that have occurred in the recent past and calibrate strategies that can account for current and anticipated disruptions. However, with core factors remaining favourable for the pulse ingredients market, sales of pulses ingredients are slated to grow at a steady pace.

Pulse Ingredients Market - Increasing Demand for Vegan and Gluten-Free Products Supports Demand

The elevated demand for vegan and plant-based products is increasing the demand for pulse-based ingredients globally. Nowadays consumers are more inclined towards using pulse-based ingredients due to its inherent attributes for health benefit. Pulse are not only limited to food and drinks but also is one of the key element for pet food products. The growing population globally demands sustainably produced protein-rich foods.

These crops are used in the production of protein-rich seeds that can be used as material for the production of pulse ingredients or can be eaten directly, such as protein concentrates, flours, or isolates, and starches. However, the flavor is a major factor restraining the use of many vegetable protein ingredients.

Similar to soy ingredients, off-flavors in pulse ingredients are a barrier to consumption and limit the expansion of pulse ingredients into mainstream food applications. Nonetheless, pulse ingredients market will continue witnessing high demand from food and beverages, feed and other segments.

Demand for Pulse Ingredients in Asia Pacific is Expected to see Substantial Growth

Over the forecast period the Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing pulse ingredients market. The area is backed by increasingly increasing population, urbanization and middle-class population expansion with rising demand for health-benefiting food products.

The region consists of countries such as China and India, with a population base of one billion plus. In addition, the region consists of Japan, which is expected to be a major revenue pocket for manufacturers of pulse ingredients due to a wide population base of older age groups.

Worldwide Availability of Pulse Flour will Fuel Demand

Due to the presence of various proteins, iron and fibres, pulse ingredients mainly pulse flour is in high demand. Pulse flour has many applications, for example, it can be used to make cookies, pasta, and puddings. In addition, increasing pulse flour applications across various industries such as food and beverages, animal feed products will support the growth of the pulse ingredients market.

Due to the growing knowledge among consumers about vegan and plant-based protein sources, the pulse flour market will witness surge in sales. At national and global level the pulse sector is undergoing complex changes.

Projections indicate that demand for pulse ingredients in developing countries such as India, China and others will continue to increase as a result of increasing incomes and growing population. In addition, pulses are considered one of Indian diets' primary source of protein.

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Pulse Ingredients Market - How Growth will Unfold

demand for pulse ingredients. In addition, the growing demand for pulse starch in various food industry applications is also expected to significantly influence the market for pulse ingredients. In addition, the increasing popularity among consumers about protein-rich food products is expected to have a fuel the demand for pulse ingredients.

In the coming years, rising customer inclination toward vegetarian and vegan diets worldwide is projected to boost the markets for pulse ingredients. The rising demand for clean label and gluten-free food items is anticipated to provide market participants opportunities to capitalize on untapped potential. Worsening situation, on the other hand, is supply chain disruptions caused by the recent COVID-19 effect. With manufacturers experiencing difficulties in obtaining raw materials and fewer staff available, the production of chemicals for animal nutrition may become hampered.

As a result of prevailing trends some of the leading market players are likely to focus on various expansion strategies to sustain their growth in the future. As per our findings product innovation, collaborations, acquisition, and expansion will remain popular strategies among market players to gain competitive edge. 


The global Industrial Margarine market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to readers.


  • Hard
  • Soft


  • Spreadable
  • All Purpose
  • Butter Blend


  • Bakery
  • Confectionery
  • Sauces
  • Dairy and Ice-cream
  • Spreads & Toppings 
  • Others (Ready to Eat Meals, Baby Food, and Snacks)


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

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