The global protein ingredients market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% until 2025, from a recorded USD 26 billion in 2016. Two of the fastest growing plant-based protein markets are pea and rice. The Pea Protein Market size is expected to surpass USD 200 million by 2023 while the organic Rice Protein Market size is forecast to surpass USD 105 million by 2024, at more than 18.2% CAGR. Some of the factors attributed to this phenomenal growth include increased consumer awareness of the need for functional foods, beverages and dietary supplements and a personal preference by the consumer for plant-based proteins.
The two main sources of protein are animal-based and plant-based. According to consumer reports, animal-based protein which includes milk and whey, has the highest rate of consumption in developed countries. However, plant-based protein is fast gaining popularity both in North America and the Asia Pacific regions. Based on data from a recent Neilson Global survey, 39% of Americans and 43% of Canadians incorporate plant-based proteins into their diets for enhanced nutrition and weight loss support.
Although there are numerous sources of plant-based proteins, the most popular are soy, pea and rice protein. In 2015 soy was the highest consumed plant ingredient, accounting for more than 30% of global demand. Just like its animal-based counterpart, plant-based protein is widely used in sports nutrition, food supplements and pharmaceutical products.
But just as important as the source, is the quality of protein. NP Nutra® is committed to producing highest quality protein ingredients and blends that may be used as functional ingredients to fortify and supply healthy, bioavailable protein to foods, beverages and supplements. All of our certified organic products are tested for pesticide residues, and our Pea Protein Powder 80% (organic) is also guaranteed GMO free.
Our recently launched NutraProtein Power Blend® is a certified organic specially-formulated nutritional blend of superior plant-based protein, essential amino acids and other vital nutrients. With a high bioavailability and easily digestibility, it provides a good source of energy and stamina boost to get through the rigors and stress of a busy day or a physical workout.
Aside of NutraProtein Power Blend®, NP Nutra® offers many individual ingredients with a high plant-based protein content. The table below lists our Top 20 by approximate protein content per 100g (values are approximate and may vary according to harvest and lot).
Top 20 Ingredients with Protein Content
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