Wheat Protein Market

2019 Analysis and Review of Wheat Protein Market by Product - Wheat Gluten, Wheat Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, and Textured Wheat Protein by 2019 - 2026

  • 2019-12-16
  • REP-GB-6395
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Wheat Protein Market Revenues to Reach US$ 4 Bn by 2026

The growth of the wheat protein market is primarily buoyed by the rising appetite for plant-based food products as well as the booming dietary supplements market. However, the market is subject to periodic fluctuations due to pricing volatility of cereals. With regulatory authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approving the consumption of wheat protein ingredients in food and cosmetics, the worldwide revenues of wheat protein will peg nearly US$ 4 Bn by 2026 end. This Future Market Insights (FMI) study foresees a healthy growth projection for the wheat protein market during 2019 - 2026.

Key Factors Shaping Wheat Protein Market

Applications of Wheat Protein in Baking to Fuel Demand

Wheat gluten proteins are primarily used as an ingredient in bread. Gluten forms as soon as water is included in the flour. During the mixing process, a constant network of protein formulas provides dough with strength and elasticity, and maintains the shape of the dough. By holding the gas that is produced during the fermentation process, this protein network helps the bread in rising. This gives bread a chewy texture. Muffins, cakes, bagels, crackers, pasta, and bread are some examples of food products that use wheat protein as a key ingredient. Additionally, wheat is considered as a wholesome food item which ensures a nutrient-rich diet.

HRSW Remains in Demand

On account of fluctuations in commodity pricing, wheat may become attractive in ruminant diets, replacing a portion of corn and barley in rations. In wheat, high protein lines with good yielding ability are available. Wheat offers higher protein content than other common feed grains such as corn, barley or oats. Within wheat classes, hard red spring wheat (HRSW) has the highest protein content, with hard red winter wheat and durum being slightly lower.

Increasing Use in Cosmetics & Personal Care Industry to Propel Market Growth

Wheat proteins are considered as the building blocks of nature. These proteins are among the basic ingredients essential in several cosmetic formulations. Various hair-care and skin care formulations are created using wheat proteins. Wheat proteins in cosmetic formulations are highly valued for their film forming and strong moisturizing properties. They are frequently utilized in formulations to improve the quality of hair by offering moisture and binding protection. Hydrolyzed wheat proteins help in thickening and adding volume to thinning hair, adding shine and making frizzy hair manageable as well as repairing damaged hair. Hydrolyzed wheat proteins hold low molecular weight which easily penetrates inside the hair shaft and grips onto hair roots.

global wheat protein market value share

Popularity among Bodybuilding and Athletic Population Growing

One of the main benefits of wheat protein is that it facilitates strong muscle building. Wheat protein isolate is an ideal supplement for the purpose of bodybuilding. Wheat protein isolate helps in increasing muscle size, prevents muscle breakdown, allows protein synthesis in the muscles, facilitates with strength for workouts and mainly manages hunger cravings. The bodybuilding populace that are lactose intolerant or are suffering from gastric or bloating problems are advised to use wheat protein isolate as it inhibits the micro-filtration process which reduces the lactose absorption heavily. Wheat protein isolate helps in simulating higher insulin levels, which is directly concerned with athlete performance during training for sports.

Wheat Protein Market Structure Analysis

  • France is likely to prove as a lucrative market in the European region due to the increasing demand for high-quality French bakery products. Bakery product manufacturers show preference for wheat protein as an alternative to dairy and meat proteins to develop innovative offerings. This, along with heavy investments by dominant market players in the region will contribute towards the expansion of Europe wheat protein market. For example, Nabisco, an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks offers wheat protein crackers.
  • Major companies such as Archer Daniels Midland Company and Cargill are focusing on meeting consumer requirements for cholesterol-free and less saturated fat products with the help of acquisitions and new product innovations.
    • In March 2017, Archer Daniels Midland Company announced plans to acquire Chamtor, a producer of wheat-based sweeteners and starches.
  • Few key players operating their business in the global wheat protein market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Inc., Agridient B.V., MGP Ingredients, Inc., Manildra Group, Roquette Frères SA, Glico Nutrition Co. Ltd., Kröner-Stärke GmbH, Tereos SA, Crespel & Deiters GmbH & Co. KG, and others.

Consumption of Wheat Protein Isolates and Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins Notably Rising

Owing to rich nutritional profile and umpteen health benefits, consumption of wheat gluten remains maximal through 2026. While developed countries remain the prime consumers of wheat gluten, manufacturers of wheat gluten will reap over US$ 1 Bn by 2020 end. However, as consumers are accelerating their shift towards gluten-free products, the demand growth of wheat gluten is set to fluctuate in the following years. This, in turn, is resulting in a preferential shift towards other products, including wheat protein isolates, and hydrolyzed wheat proteins. As they contain relatively lesser protein content, market players should look forward to producing wheat protein powders with added leucine.

Market in Europe and APAC Stays Predominant

Europe, accounting for about 2/5th of total sales, continues to capture significant investments of stakeholders. Research indicates that around 30% of wheat is produced in European countries, particularly Russia, France, Ukraine, and Germany. This is again a driving factor for the wheat protein market in Europe. A similar scenario can be observed in China and India, and thus, the market for wheat protein in Asia Pacific (APAC) also reflects opportunistic growth potential. The growth of this regional market is further complemented by rapid expansion of bakery & confectionery industry, in addition to the dietary supplements market.

Opportunities Hover Around Cosmetics & Personal Care Industry

Hydrolyzed wheat proteins are helpful in retaining skin moisture as well as in reducing wrinkles, and fine lines. They are also beneficial in repairing damaged hair follicles. Owing to such benefits, wheat proteins have become a vital ingredient in various anti-aging and hair care formulations. Consistent regulatory approvals for the usage of wheat proteins in cosmetics in tandem with growing preference for organic cosmetics products are further fueling the sales of wheat protein powder in the cosmetics & personal care industry.

Surging consumption of wheat gluten

Consumption of wheat protein isolate


High preference for dry form

Steady sales of liquid form


Application in nutrition supplements to gain momentum

Use in bakery & confectionery to pick pace


How Growth will Unfold

The application of wheat protein in various industries is currently based on the rising consumption of wheat as a wholesome food item. Wheat proteins in the form of nutrition supplements continue to sell higher in the market, with a demand upsurge from the lactose-intolerant athletes, and bodybuilders. Manufacturers should rope in various channels, including magazines, and online portals, as a part of their promotional strategies. Further, sales will also ramp up in the bakery & confectionery industry, and currently represent around 23% share in the market.

Wheat Protein Market Analysis, by Application, 2019 (E)

* This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in report.

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Wheat Protein Market Analysis 2019-2026

A recent market study published by FMI on the wheat protein market comprises of global industry analysis for 2012-2018 & opportunity assessment for the forecast period of 2019-2026. The report offers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting a thorough research on the historical, as well as current growth parameters of the wheat protein market, the growth prospects of the market are calculated with maximum precision.

Wheat Protein Market Taxonomy

The global wheat protein market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to the reader.


  • Wheat Gluten
  • Wheat Protein Isolate
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Textured Wheat Protein


  • Dry
  • Liquid


  • Animal Feed
  • Bakery & Confectionary
  • Nutrition Supplements
  • Dairy Products
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Other Applications 


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • MEA

What's Included

The executive summary of the wheat protein market includes the market country analysis, demand-side and supply-side trends, opportunity assessment and recommendations on the global wheat protein market.

Readers can find the detailed taxonomy and definition of the wheat protein market in this chapter, which will help them understand basic information about the wheat protein market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help the reader understand the scope of the wheat protein market report.

The associated industry assessment of the wheat protein market is also carried out such as market trends, market dynamics, trade analysis, and supply and value chain. The history, processing, and global snapshot is provided in this chapter. This chapter also highlights price point assessment by type, the average price of different types of wheat protein in different regions of the world, and the market forecast till 2026. The factors influencing the prices and the global trends in the wheat protein market are also explained in this section.

This chapter explains how the wheat protein market is anticipated to grow across the globe in various segments across six different regions. Based on product type, the wheat protein market is segmented into wheat gluten, wheat protein isolate, hydrolyzed wheat protein, and textured wheat protein. On the basis of form, the wheat protein market is segmented into dry and liquid. Based on application, the wheat protein market is segmented into animal feed, bakery & confectionery, nutrition supplements, dairy products, cosmetics & personal care, and other applications.

This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth exhibited by the wheat protein market in the North America, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find information on prevailing regional trends and regulations impacting the market’s growth in North America.

Readers can find detailed information about several factors, such as the pricing analysis and regional trends, which are impacting the growth of the wheat protein market in Latin America. This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the wheat protein market in LATAM countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the Rest of Latin America.

The chapter presents insights into factors driving the wheat protein market in countries such as Germany, France, the U.K., Spain, Italy, and the Rest of Europe.

The wheat protein market in Asia Pacific excluding Japan can be segmented into China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand, and the Rest of Asia Pacific Excluding Japan. These are also the prime subjects of assessment to gauge the growth exhibited by the market in the region. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the wheat protein market in Asia Pacific Excluding Japan.

Readers can find information about how the wheat protein market is anticipated to grow across various segments in Japan in this chapter.

This chapter provides information about how the wheat protein market is expected to grow in major countries across the MEA. These include GCC Countries, Israel, South Africa, and the Rest of MEA, during the forecast period.

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about tier analysis and market concentration of the key players in the wheat protein market along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolios.

Readers can find a comprehensive list of leading stakeholders in the wheat protein market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes the company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Inc., Agridient B.V., MGP Ingredients, Inc., Manildra Group, Roquette Frères SA, Glico Nutrition Co. Ltd., Kröner-Stärke GmbH, Tereos SA, Crespel & Deiters GmbH & Co. KG, and others.

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base for the information and statistics included in the wheat protein market report.

This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology undertaken to reach various conclusions, as well as important qualitative and quantitative information derived about the wheat protein market.

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