Pea starch is rich in amylose and has unique feature by giving thickening and gelling properties and are better than other commonly used starches. The global pea starch market is projected to grow from an estimated value of USD 143 million in 2021 to reach USD 203 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 7.2%. Pea starches are carbohydrates and are extracted from the raw materials of peas. They are used in numerous applications for the food, feed, textile, and pharmaceutical industries. Pes starches are renewable and biodegradable in nature, due to which they are used as an alternative to fossil fuel components in numerous chemical applications such as cosmetics, detergents, and pharmaceuticals. They remain stable under various pH levels and high temperatures.
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On the basis of region, the global pea starch market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Rest of the World (including Africa and the Middle East). The Asia Pacific market is projected to be the largest and fastest-growing market for pea starch and majorly witnesses increased consumption of noodles and vermicelli in the region, as it helps in enhancing the texture of food products. In the North American and European regions, the consumption of convenience foods, dairy products, bakery products, and meat products has increased, which has driven the demand for pea starch among food manufacturers. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the demand for convenience food products has increased among consumers, due to the low prices of convenience food products over the years and less preparation time for food products.
This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, along with a survey of the product portfolios of the leading companies operating in the pea starch market. It includes the profiles of leading companies, such as Yantai Shuangta Food Co., Ltd. (China), AGT Food and Ingredients (Canada), Emsland Group (Germany), Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA (Belgium), Roquette Frères (France), Ingredion Incorporated (US), and Axiom Foods Inc. (US).
Pea starch is being widely used by manufacturers of various industries. It offers numerous benefits, such as high gelatinization temperature, low water binding, low solubility. It also offers a high amount of amylose and lost cost. Pea starch is a by-product of pea protein extraction. It is stable under high temperature and high pH and is considered the least expensive starch compared to other starches, such as potato, corn, and wheat. These beneficial factors of pea starch are driving the demand for pea starch among the manufacturers of numerous end-use applications.
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Some of the traditional functions of pea starch include binding and thickening, gelling, texturizing, and film-forming. With texture being one of the most important features in food products, pea starch is widely used as a texturizing and gelling agent in food products. Pea starch is also used in animal feed, pet food, and industrial applications.
Pea starch is widely used for food applications, including confectionery, bakery, sauces, soups, noodles, pasta, and meat products. Among these, noodles and pasta are the most popular applications of pea starch in the food industry. Pea starch is mainly used for its binding and thickening properties in the production of noodles and pasta. Pea starch in the feed industry is used in pet food products as a source of carbohydrates for enhancing the texture and quality of the pellets. Furthermore, it is used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries to provide stability, mechanical strength, and tablet disintegration to products.