Global Insect Protein Market is Estimated to be Valued at USD 178,340.4 Thousand by 2023 and Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 23.00% During the Forecast Period. The increasing demand for food products with high protein content has resulted in increased demand for the various protein-rich foods and products. Insects are a rich source of protein and are considered more healthy than other animal-based products. Insect proteins have found its application in food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, and others.
Some of the players operating in the Global Insect Protein Market are Chapul LLC (US), EnviroFlight LCC (US), Entomo Farms (Canada) and Cricket Flours LLC (US)
Global Insect Protein Market Size has been segmented based on insect type, application, and region. Based on insect type, the market has been divided into crickets, mealworms, grasshoppers, ants, bees, termites, black soldier fly, silkworm, houseflies, cicadas, and others. The cricket’s protein segment is expected to be larger during the forecast period. Crickets are rich in protein content, thus making it the most popular source of protein. Along with proteins, crickets are also a good source of chitin and other fibers that may influence gut health. However, the demand for mealworms protein is growing as they can be reared in both the temperate and tropical regions. The mealworms protein segment is growing at a higher CAGR of 24.00% during the forecast period.
Based on application, the global insect protein market is segmented into human nutrition and animal nutrition. The human nutrition segment is further divided into food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, and others. Among both, the human nutrition segment is dominating the global insect protein market. The food & beverages segment under the human nutrition segment account for the largest market share owing to demand high protein foods and increasing health consciousness has resulted in increased demand for the insect protein. The protein has found its application in convenience foods such as snacks, bars, and an ingredient in various cuisines.
Geographically, the global insect protein market has been segmented by region, into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. As per MRFR analysis, Europe dominated the market, and accounted for the largest share of the market in 2016 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.10%. Europe market is followed by North America, which is accounted for the second largest number of shares in the global insect protein market, as of 2016. North America market is estimated to reach USD 73,297.9 thousand by the end of 2023. Asia-Pacific is a substantial region in the market, which accounts for 13.43% share of the market as of 2016. Country wise, Germany is the leading market, in terms of value, followed by the US.
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