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Meat substitutes are products that resemble actual meat in terms of taste, flavor, and appearance, and are healthier as compared to meat. Such products are increasingly being used as substitutes for regular meat and meat products. They are primarily composed of ingredients such as soy, wheat, and others. Tofu is the most popular meat substitute, and is widely used as an alternative to pork, chicken, beef, and other meats.

Meat substitutes comprise a wide variety of products derived from plant-based and other organic sources. These include products such as tofu; tempeh; textured vegetable protein; Quorn; seitan; and other ingredients such as pea, lentils, and rice. The global meat substitute market size is expected to be valued at $8.1 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 7.8% from 2019 to 2026.

Meat serves as an ideal source of protein; however, it contains high amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats. Individuals who consume it on a regular basis are more prone to develop health issues such as obesity and atherosclerosis.

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Raw materials used in the preparation of meat substitutes are primarily certified as organic, non-genetically modified (non-GMO), and plant based, containing high concentration of proteins and are low in cholesterol. Meat substitutes prepared from organic pea protein, rice protein, and other such innovative ingredients are anticipated to witness increased demand in developed regions.

Moreover, Quorn witnesses rapid adoption among consumers, primarily in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia-Pacific. The tempeh-based meat substitutes segment garner a relatively smaller portion of the share; however, is projected to grow at a promising rate from 2019 to 2026. Textured vegetable protein and tofu are among the majorly used meat substitutes, and these segments are anticipated to grow at a consistent pace from 2017 to 2026.
Segment review

The global meat substitute market is segmented into product, source, category, and region. Depending on product, the market is categorized into tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein (TVP), Quorn, seitan, and others. By source, it is segregated into soy, wheat, mycoprotein, and others (pea protein, rice protein, and others). Market segmentation based on category includes frozen, refrigerated, and shelf-stable meat substitutes. To gain a comprehensive understanding, the market scenario is analyzed across key regions, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The key players operating in the global meat substitute market include Amys Kitchen Inc., Beyond Meat, Cauldron Foods, Garden Protein International, Inc., Meatless B.V., Quorn Foods, Vbites Food, Ltd., Morningstar Farms, MGP Ingredients Inc., and Sonic Biochem Extractions Limited. Other prominent players profiled in the report are ADM, The Nisshin Oillio Group, Meatless, Vbites, Schouten Europe, Memphis Meats, Alpha Foods, Corbion Biotech, Inc., and Famleigh Inc.

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Meat Substitute Market Segments

Key Market Segments

By Product
• Tofu-based
• Tempeh-based
• TVP-based
• Seitan-based
• Quorn-based
• Others

By Source
• Soy-based
• Wheat-based
• Mycoprotein
• Others

By Category
• Frozen
• Refrigerated
• Shelf Stable

By Region
• North America
o U.S.
o Canada
o Mexico

• Europe
o Germany
o France
o UK
o Spain
o Italy
o Rest of Europe

• Asia-pacific
o China
o India
o Australia
o Japan
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific

o South Africa
o Brazil
o Argentina
o Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players of Meat Substitute Market Profiled in the Report
• Amy’s Kitchen
• Beyond Meat
• Cauldron Foods
• Garden Protein International, Inc.
• Meatless B.V.
• Quorn Foods,
• Vbites Food, Ltd.
• Morningstar Farms
• MGP Ingredients
• Sonic Biochem Extractions Limited

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