Factors driving the market includes the change in preference from animal to alternative proteins such as insect protein is due to increased concerns over future sustainability and increased public and private investment for research projects in both developed and developing economies is expected to fuel up the market in upcoming years.
Market Size – USD 152 million in 2018, Market Growth – CAGR of 38%, Market Trends – Increase in usage as aqua fed as a replacement for fish meal, rise in demand for protein in sports nutrition industry.
According to the current analysis of Reports and Data, the global Insect protein market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 38% and reach USD 1.4 billion by 2026. Insect protein is high-quality protein-rich product. In a contrast of beef and cricket, crickets contain about 69% protein, while beef is supposed to have only 29%. Crickets contain nine crucial amino acids, alongside with B12, iron, zinc, magnesium, sodium, potassium and calcium. Cricket flour comprises more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach. Over half of fish consumed around the world are farmed, and could make high fish diet because they are a natural food source for fish. They are also a natural food source for poultry, and the exoskeleton of insects comprises a substance known as chitin, which is a polysaccharide. Chitin naturally increases the immune system of poultry, thus eradicating the need for antibiotics, which escalates the food chain into humans.
By Insect type, Crickets, Black Soldier Flies, Mealworms, Ants, among others are considered in the study for industry. By application it is segmented into food and beverages, animal nutrition, pharmaceutical, & Cosmetics. By Form type, whole, powder, oil among others are also considered in the report.
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Animal Nutrition Industry is expected to have a CAGR of 45% from 2019-2026 to meet that demand; agricultural producers are fueling up their operations by growing herd sizes and obtaining the best feed to improve meat quality.
By type, Crickets have got a significant share in 2018. Cricket contains the highest protein percentage as compared with other insects and widely used in powder form in sports nutrition industry.
The mealworm segment is expected to witness the fastest-growing segment with a CAGR of 24.00% during the forecast period; they are considered healthy due to their high protein and fat content. The dried mealworm is reflected to have around 53% protein, while live worms have approximately 20%.
Insect protein powders are mainly used as protein bars and snacks in the B2C segment were it is used as a food additive. There have been continued product launches followed by rising demand for nutritional foods.
European Commission officially approved the use of insect protein as a new feed form of aquaculture feed. Approval by the European Commission followed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approval of use of insects as a constituent in Salmon feed.
In February 2018, Protifarm launched 100% pure buffalo insect powder, which can be used in a wide variety of food formulations. This product launch expanded the company’s product portfolio
Restaurants and supermarkets around the world are already serving up edible insects, making the category to be a lucrative option for food industry giants such as Nestle, PepsiCo, and Tyson.
The nutrition offered by the constituent includes monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), vitamins and minerals, including as zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, biotin, selenium, and pantothenic acid.
In October 2018, Entomo Farms received funding from Maple Leaf Foods, a non-profit corporation named Community Futures Peterborough, and the Southern Ontario Fund to expand its production facility and enhance the automation and innovation capabilities
Key participants includes Agriprotein Holdings Ltd., Enviroflight LLC, Innovafeed, Ynsect, Hexafly, Protix, Jiminis’s, Entomo Farms, Aspire Food Group, Protifarm . For the purpose of this report, Reports and Data has segmented the market on the basis of Insect type, Application, Form and region.
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For the purpose of this study, the global Insect Protein market has been segmented on the basis of disease type, application, distribution channel, and region:
Insect Type (Revenue, USD Million; 2016–2026)
Black Soldier Flies
Application (Revenue, USD Million; 2016–2026)
Food and Beverage
Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics
Form (Revenue, USD Million; 2016–2026)
By Region (Revenue, USD Million; 2017-2027)
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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The report covers mergers and acquisitions, product launches and brand promotions, joint ventures, collaborations, and partnerships among few
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