United Kingdom Pea Protein Market: Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030)

  • The United Kingdom Pea Protein Market size was valued at USD 290.15 Mn. in 2023 and the total United Kingdom Pea Protein revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.19 % from 2024 to 2030, reaching nearly USD 386.73 Mn. in 2030.

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United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Overview

Pea (Pisum sativum) is an important source of nutritional components and is rich in protein, starch, and fiber. Pea protein is considered a high-quality protein and a functional ingredient in the global industry thanks to its low allergenicity, high protein content, availability, affordability, and deriving from a sustainable crop.


The report consists of a detailed analysis of several factors such as Pea Protein Market Dynamics, and Segment analysis which highlights the growth factors in the United Kingdom. Current market trends in the United Kingdom's Pea protein market have created opportunities for manufacturers to develop new strategies and innovations in pea protein. The report accurately outlines the current market size, trends, and development in the forecast years.


United Kingdom Pea Protein Market is expected to witness a surge in demand for pea protein during the forecast period thanks to an increase in many plant-based meats, as well as energy bars and plant-based snacks. The current industrial process of extracting protein requires a lot of water and energy, so increasing the protein content of peas, is expected to eliminate and simplify some processing steps, which in turn could help reduce production costs.


  • According to Stellar Analysis, Meat consumption has decreased by 63%, sales of plant-based burgers have increased by 252%, and sales of plant-based meat alternatives have risen by over 350% in the last three years.

United Kingdom Pea Protein Market


United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Dynamics

Growing Vegan Population Spurs Lucrative Growth in UK Pea Protein Market

The increasing vegan population in Western and other nations, motivated by environmental and health concerns, is expected to experience lucrative growth in the United Kingdom.  The Rising sustainability issues related to animal agriculture are gaining attention, and an increasing number of individuals in the United Kingdom are adopting a vegan diet, fuelling the growth of the pea protein market. Consumers are increasingly looking for alternatives to traditional meat and dairy products for a variety of lifestyle choices, driving significant market opportunities in the Pea Protein Market.


The UK is well placed to access the market through a world-leading science base and industry capability across the agrifood supply chain has boosted the market growth. The independent UK Committee on Climate Change reported the requirement of a 20% reduction in the consumption of meat (particularly red and processed) and dairy products to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The use of plant proteins is considered essential when animal-derived proteins fail to satisfy the requirements of the population.


Extraction Method

Protein Yield (%)


Alkali extraction/isoelectric precipitation


Improve texture and nutritional quality of food.

Dry Fractionation


Emulsifying material


Salt extraction


Used encapsulating material

Mild Fractionation


Used to produce biodegradable natural polymer


Limitations in the United Kingdom Pea Protein Market

The Pea Protein Market is currently experiencing a market low fall due to the volume-driven supply chain which is a typical characteristic of the commodity market. R&D investment in bigger research programs to develop long-term alliances throughout the supply chain from breeder to processor is required to address the challenges leading to Pea Protein. Lack of education to adopt pea protein which is essential to promote the acceptability of Western consumers to use pea protein as a healthy food choice. Pea Protein is more expensive than regular or other proteins has resulted in restrained market growth.

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United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Segment Analysis

Based on the Product, Protein Isolate holds a significant market share of 75% with a growing CAGR of 4.15% during the forecast period. Increasing awareness of the importance of protein in a balanced diet has led to a greater emphasis on protein-rich foods and supplements. There has been a growing interest in the food industry towards utilizing pea protein isolate as a new substitute for soybean or animal proteins. Pea seeds contain several putative antinutritive compounds, such as phytic acid protease inhibitors, lectins and saponins. Several extraction techniques are used to obtain pea protein isolate and concentrate, including dry fractionation, wet fractionation, salt extraction, and mild fractionation methods. Dry fractionation is chemical-free, has no loss of native functionality, no water use, and is cost-effective, but the protein purity is comparatively low compared to wet extraction.

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United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Scope

Market Size in 2023

USD 290.15 Mn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 386.73  Mn.

CAGR (2024-2030)

4.19 %

Historic Data


Base Year


Forecast Period


Segment Scope


By Product

  • Protein isolates
  • Protein concentrates
  • Textured Pea Protein

By Form

  • Dry
  • Wet

By Source

  • Yellow split peas
  • chickpeas
  • lentils

By Application

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Meat Extenders and Substitutes
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Beverage
  • Snacks


United Kingdom Pea Protein Key Players

Frequently Asked Questions

Rising health awareness is expected to be the major driver for the United Kingdom Pea Protein market.

1.    United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Executive Summary
1.1 Study Assumption and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
1.3 Executive Summary 
1.4 Emerging Technologies
1.5 Market Projections
1.6 Strategic Recommendations
2.    United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Trends
2.1 Market Consolidation
2.2 Adoption of Advanced Technologies
2.3 Pricing and Reimbursement Trends
3.    United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Import Export Landscape
3.1 Import Trends
3.2 Export Trends
3.3 Regulatory Compliance
3.4 Major Export Destinations
3.5 Import-Export Disparities
4.    United Kingdom Pea Protein Market: Dynamics
4.1.1 Market Driver
4.1.2 Market Restraints
4.1.3 Market Opportunities
4.1.4 Market Challenges

4.2 PORTER’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3 PESTLE Analysis
4.4 Regulatory Landscape 
4.5 Analysis of Government Schemes and Initiatives for the French Pea Protein Industry
5.    United Kingdom Pea Protein Market: Market Size and Forecast by Segmentation (Value) (2023-2030)
5.1 United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Size and Forecast, by Product (2024-2030)
5.1.1 Protein isolates
5.1.2 Protein concentrates
5.1.3 Textured Protein

5.2 United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Size and Forecast, by Form (2023-2030)
5.2.1 Dry
5.2.2 wet

5.3 United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Size and Forecast, by Source (2023-2030)
5.3.1 Yellow split peas
5.3.2 chickpeas
5.3.3 lentils

5.4 United Kingdom Pea Protein Market Size and Forecast, by Application (2023-2030)
5.4.1 Sports Nutrition
5.4.2 Meat Extenders and Substitutes
5.4.3 Nutritional Supplements
5.4.4 Beverage
5.4.5 Snacks 

6.    United Kingdom Pea Protein Market: Competitive Landscape
6.1 STELLAR Competition Matrix
6.2 Competitive Landscape
6.3 Key Players Benchmarking
6.3.1 Company Name
6.3.2 Service Segment
6.3.3 End-user Segment 
6.3.4 Revenue (2023)
6.3.5 Company Locations

6.4 Leading United Kingdom Pea Protein Companies, by market capitalization
6.5 Market Structure
6.5.1 Market Leaders 
6.5.2 Market Followers
6.5.3 Emerging Players

6.6 Mergers and Acquisitions Details
7.    Company Profile: Key Players
7.1 Nutri-Pea Limited 
7.1.1 Company Overview
7.1.2 Business Portfolio
7.1.3 Financial Overview
7.1.4 SWOT Analysis
7.1.5 Strategic Analysis
7.1.6 Scale of Operation (small, medium, and large)
7.1.7 Details on Partnership
7.1.8 Regulatory Accreditations and Certifications Received by Them
7.1.9 Awards Received by the Firm
7.1.10  Recent Developments

7.2 Roquette Frères 
7.3 Farbest Brands
8.    Key Findings
9.    Industry Recommendations
10.    United Kingdom Pea Protein Market: Research Methodology

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