Non-Meat Ingredients Market by Ingredient (Binders, Extenders, Fillers, Colouring & Flavouring Agents, Salts & Preservatives), Type (Beef, Pork, Mutton, Poultry), Product, source (plant, chemical, animal) and region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America).
The global Non-Meat Ingredients Market size is projected to reach a CAGR of 4.3% from 2023-2030.
Non-meat ingredients are used in the meat processing industries to improve the taste, flavour, appearance, texture, colour, and shelf-life of processed meat products. They are added to improve the functionality of muscle proteins. Non-meat additives can be grouped either as additives or full foods. Additive ingredients are substances that are not usually consumed as food but are added to develop desired qualities in the process’s meats. They may include ingredients such as salts, water binders, spices, and curing agents. While full food ingredients can consist of flour, eggs, vegetables, etc.
The spread of meat and food processing industries to less developed countries in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa is likely to augment the growth of the global non-meat ingredients market in the forecast period. The rising dependence on meat-based products to meet nutritional requirements across the world is anticipated to give an impetus to non-meat ingredients businesses. Moreover, the increasing consumption of frozen meat, ready-to-eat meals, and cured and dried meat is expected to drive the demand for functional non-meat ingredients.
On the other hand, the unethical treatment of farm animals and the negative impact of the meat industry on the environment is likely to dissuade buyers from consuming meat products. Moreover, the sweeping trend of veganism and vegetarianism in the Western hemisphere is also likely to hinder the growth of the meat industry and subsequently affect the growth of the non-meat ingredients market.
The growing demand for snack culture has led to a rise in the consumption of meat snacks, and meat bars are a new wave of protein bars that are gaining popularity among consumers, where the addition of non-meat ingredients during processing enhances the flavour, palatability, and improve the texture of the meat. These bars are marketed as a healthier alternative to conventional snack products, like potato fries and biscuits, due to their high protein content eventually enhancing the growth of the non-meat ingredients market. Further, the increase in consumption of processed meat by a growing population led to a substantial elevation in the market of non-meat ingredients since these ingredients are added to develop meat products with unique flavours and improved quality & consistency. Thereby, the market for non-meat ingredients continues to grow in the next coming years.
North America to Dominate the Market