Global Non-Meat Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global non-meat ingredients market is segmented by Ingredient into Binders, Extenders, Fillers, Flavoring Agents, Coloring Agents, Preservatives, Salt and Texturing Agents; by Product Type into Fresh Processed, Raw Cooked, Pre Cooked, Raw Fermented Sausages, and Others; and by Geography

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 3.9 %

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Market Overview

The global non-meat ingredients market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.9 during the forecast period (2020 - 2025)

  • The rise of the paleo diet or the ‘caveman diet’ has also encouraged the consumption of lean meat and meat protein bars across the globe which in turn is accelerating the demand for non-meat ingredients from various food processing industries. For example, in 2016, General Mills acquired meat bar leader, Epic Bar to meet the growing meat snacks consumption across the globe as it perceived to be a healthier alternative by the consumers
  • Additionally, startups, such as Omnibar, Kratos, and Caveman Foods, are introducing meaty bars of their own to meet the propelling demand, driving the sales of non-meat ingredients such as flavoring agents, binders, salts and others.

Scope of the Report

The global non-meat ingredients market includes ingredients such as binders, fillers, extenders, coloring agents flavoring agents, preserving agents, texturing agents, and salts. Furthermore,  the report provides an analysis of the meat ingredients market in the emerging and established regions, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. It also includes an analysis of the major players in the market, and their strategies and recent developments.

By Ingredient
Flavoring Agents
Coloring Agents
Texturing Agents
By Product Type
Fresh Processed
Raw Cooked
Pre Cooked
Raw Fermented Sausages
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Consumption of Meat Snacks

The growing snack culture led to a rise in the consumption of meat snacks, as they were positioned as a healthier alternative to traditional snack products, like potato fries and biscuits, among others. Meat bars are a new wave of protein bars that contain proteins, without a long list of unknown ingredients. Companies are investing heavily in meat protein bars. It is emerging as a huge opportunity for protein bar manufacturers. One reason behind the increasing demand for meat protein bars is that many consumers believe meat to be an all-natural source of protein. Lean meat options are the favorite source for healthy protein, especially among millennial consumers. Three major varieties of meat snacks are jerky, sticks, and sausages. While sausages and jerky are popular in North America and Europe, sticks are increasingly gaining market shares in non-traditional countries, such as China. 

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North America Holds A Major Share in Global Market

According to FAO, North America has the highest per capita meat consumption, roughly 95 kilos per person in the period between 2016 and 2018, thus making it a highly potential market for non-meat ingredients. Consumers’ demand for flavorful, nutritious, safe, convenient, colorful, and affordable food is the key driver impacting the North American non-meat ingredients market. Additionally, there is also an increased incidence of major snack meat companies taking over small companies, who are observed to be gaining popularity, owing to its unique meat snack products, which is yet another factor driving the demand for various non-meat ingredients. The clean-label phenomenon emerged from a series of food incidents that occurred across North America, which resulted in declining the demand for artificial ingredients in meat, due to an increase in consumer’s food safety concerns, thereby, resulting in an incline toward natural food products and ingredients.
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Competitive Landscape

The global non-meat ingredients market is highly competitive, despite having a highly fragmented structure. The major global players however account for a major position in the market, with brand loyalty being a major factor. The internationalization of local flavors have set the momentum for spices experimentation, the key giants have thus, exhibited their inclination for rolling out products and solutions that have heightened convenience and greater storage stability. This consumer scenario has resulted in regional players having a dominant position. The key players have intensely embarked on industry consolidation by leveraging their distribution network, entering into partnerships with local distributors, especially in the emerging economies and developing new products, with customization for different end-user industries. 

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Ingredient

      1. 5.1.1 Binders

      2. 5.1.2 Extenders

      3. 5.1.3 Fillers

      4. 5.1.4 Flavoring Agents

      5. 5.1.5 Coloring Agents

      6. 5.1.6 Preservatives

      7. 5.1.7 Salt

      8. 5.1.8 Texturing Agents

    2. 5.2 By Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Fresh Processed

      2. 5.2.2 Raw Cooked

      3. 5.2.3 Pre Cooked

      4. 5.2.4 Raw Fermented Sausages

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Others

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.4.2 Associated British Foods plc

      3. 6.4.3 Koninklijke Dsm N.V

      4. 6.4.4 DuPont de Nemours Inc

      5. 6.4.5 Kerry Group PLC

      6. 6.4.6 Ingredion Incorporated

      7. 6.4.7 BASF SE

      8. 6.4.8 Advanced Food Systems, Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Non-Meat Ingredients Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Non-Meat Ingredients Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.9% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

DuPont de Nemours Inc, Associated British Foods PLC, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Koninklijke Dsm N.V, BASF SE are the major companies operating in Non-Meat Ingredients Market.

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