Pulse Ingredients Market: Market Outlook
The increasing burden of the lifestyle-related and dietary disease results in increased consumer demand and interest for fortified nutrient rich and healthy food products. Ingredients serve useful functions in a variety of food products. Food ingredients are added to maintain and improve food safety, freshness, nutritional value, taste, appearance, and texture. On the basis of functions that ingredients serve in food processing, they are classified as an acid regulator, coloring agents, emulsifiers, firming agents, flavor enhancers, preservatives, sweeteners, and others.
Pulse ingredients are the food and feed products that offer natural solutions to increase the value of food and feed products without altering the aroma, color and flavor properties. Pulse ingredients are fine materials created from fractions of high quality dried lentils, chickpeas, and peas. Pulses are an important source of high protein in food and feed products to keep the desired level of protein and healthy mineral balance with excellent amino acid profiles. Pulse fibers are much higher in pectin and fructan and can reduce the risk of colon cancer and can moderate cholesterol levels. Pulse ingredients are a good source of carbohydrates that play a significant role in meeting the nutritional wants of pets.
Pulse ingredients derived from lentils, chickpeas, peas, and beans use less non-renewable energy than other crops. Pulse flours have been successfully used to formulate pizza dough and flatbreads, gluten-free crackers, breading and batters, cookies, and extruded snacks. Pulses protein is an important source of minerals and vitamins, such as magnesium, zinc, iron, and folate. Pulse ingredients offer nutritional advantages over other food ingredients used indirectly expanded food products.
Pulse Ingredients and its Properties:
Pulse ingredients used in the food and feed products for its unique functional properties such as emulsification, texture, gelation, adhesion, film forming, blending, and water holding capacity. Pulse ingredients improve the flavor profile of the food and feed products, enhance texture and provide mouth-feel experience, provide good synergy with other gluten-free products, used for protein fortification, and remove other proteins such as egg white. Manufacturing appealing and healthy gluten-free products need a careful selection of ingredients. Fibers and flours prepared from pulses offer nutritional benefits over other gluten-free food ingredients.
Pulse ingredients play an important role in food processing and formulations. Pulse ingredients have functional properties such as good fat and water binding capacity, foaming, and good solubility. To achieve the desired quality and for matching the flavor properties, color, and unique functionality, pulse ingredients are successfully included in the food products.
Pulse Ingredients Market: Segmentation
On the basis of the type, the global Single Pulse Ingredients market has been segmented as:
On the basis of source, the global Pulse Ingredients market has been segmented as:
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On the basis of application, the global Pulse Ingredients market has been segmented as:
Pulse Ingredients Market: Market Participants
Some of the market participants dominating the global pulse ingredients market identified across the value chain include Ingredion, Roquette Frère, Emsland Group, ADM, and AGT Food and Ingredients Company, Herba Ingredients BV, Avena Foods, Limited, Anchor Ingredients Co., LLC, Puris, Archer Daniels Midland, Batory Foods, Unigrain Pty Ltd. among the other pulse ingredients manufacturers.
Opportunities for Participants in the Pulse Ingredients Market
Increasingly selective and health-conscious consumers demanding tasty and convenient food products that provide added health and nutritional benefits. Due to gluten-free, good functional and nutritional properties, consumer interest is increasing for food formulations that contain pulse ingredients which expected to increase the demand in the near future. Demand for pulse ingredients increasing because it delivers exceptional functional benefits and allows manufacturers to develop clean label, nutrient-rich and cost-effective food and feed products. Growing world population demands sustainably manufactured food products that are nutrient rich and healthy which leads to an increase in the demand for pulse ingredients in the global market.