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Pulse Flour Market

Pulse Flour Market

Rising Demand for Nutritious Soups, Sauces & Nutrition Bars to Spur Pulse Flour Sales during 2021-2031

Pulse Flour Market
  • Sep-2021
  • List of Tables : 136
  • List of Figures : 102
  • 170 Pages
  • Food & Beverage

Market Snapshot

According to Fact.MR’s recent study on the global pulse flour market, the market is gaining traction steadily and is expected to ascend at around 10% CAGR through 2031, registering an impressive valuation of nearly US$ 25 Bn. By 2026, the industry is expected to generate an absolute $ opportunity worth US$ 15 Bn. Overall, the market is poised to expand nearly 2x across the 2021-2031 forecast period.

Key Points Covered in Pulse Flour Industry Survey

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • Assessment by Product Grade / Purity / Formulation Standards
  • Assessment of Import Price, Bulk Price, Contractual Price, Producer / Distributor Price
  • Certifications and Compliance Requirements
  • COVID-19 Impact on the Pulse Flour Industry and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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Consumption Analysis of Pulse Flour from 2016-2020 Vs Outlook 2021-2031

As per Fact.MR – a market research and competitive intelligence provider, during the historic period of 2016 to 2020, the market expanded at an impressive CAGR of 7% to surpass US$ 10 Bn in value.

In recent years, manufacturers and food brands are making bold and strategic moves to increasingly collaborate and enter into partnerships in order to find new application areas of pulse flour, including instant foods. Demand also increased amid COVID-19, as sales of ready-to-eat healthy foods experienced a considerable incline.

Greater emphasis is being placed on identifying and determining characteristics of functional quality and critical nutrition of pulse flour-based products. Besides, certain inorganic developments have also been observed in the recent past. Considering these factors, the global pulse flour market is slated to expand at around 10% CAGR from 2021-2031.

Will Nutritional Snacking Trends Yield Opportunities for Pulse Flour Adoption?

Rising consumption of snacks such as nutritious soups, sauces, and nutrition bars are projected to create lucrative opportunities for pulse flour manufacturers in the foreseeable future. The global snacking industry is estimated at 12 million tons in terms of volume and will showcase a notable growth trend for the market for pulse flour.

In terms of volume, a nutritional bar contains more than 30 to 40% of combined lentils flour and dried yellow pea flour. Moreover, incorporating a certain amount of functional flours such as pulse flour with other general categories of wheat flour can increase the level of protein and other nutrients.

Manufacturers are also focusing on the development of a wide range of gluten-free flour products that not only have nutritional benefits but have a unique sensory appeal which will add value to the pulse flour market in the near future. For instance, ‘Oast to Host’ announced the launch of its new wheat-free and gluten-free flour range. The company launched two new flours designed to create the perfect pastry and versatile cake sponge. The two flour mixes are completely gluten-free, wheat-free, and vegetarian.

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How is the High Nutritional Index Flourishing the Demand for Pulse Flour?

Owing to properties such as low-fat, high fiber, and low glycemic index, demand for pulse flour has been on a steady growth trajectory.  Several companies using flour as an active ingredient in their products are finding pulse flour as a viable alternative owing to its high nutritional index.

Besides, increasing demand for gluten-free food items is favoring the growth of the pulse flour market. Emphasis is being laid on making pulse flour more functional, nutritional, and high in protein. The increased consumption of nutritionally dense food products is projected to escalate the demand for pulse flour in the coming years.

Why is Gluten Free Food Uplifting Demand for Pulse Flour?

There has been a steady rise in pulse flour consumption for grain-based food products. This is primarily owing to the gluten-free properties of pulse flour. In addition, increasing awareness around the benefits of gluten free products among consumers is expected to create lucrative pockets of growth for pulse flour.

Governments in many countries are increasingly advocating pulses and establishing delivery chains to introduce dry peas, lentils and chickpeas into school food programs. For instance, the United States Department of Agriculture issued the School Breakfast Program guidelines that allow the addition vegetables like chickpeas, beans, dry peas and lentils to credit towards the fruit requirement at breakfast.

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Region-Wise Analysis

Why is Asia an Opportunistic Market for Pulse Flour?

Asia is expected to emerge as a highly attractive market, given the presence of Tier 1 market players such as Anchor Ingredients Co. LLC, SunOpta, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company. India and China will likely emerge at the forefront of the Asian demand. Fact.MR expects the region to hold 65% of global market demand for pulse flour.

According to Indian Brand Equity Foundation, India is expected to be self-sufficient in pulses in the coming few years due to concerted effort of scientists to get early maturing varieties of pulses and the increase in minimum support price. Moreover, in April 2021, the Government of India approved a PLI scheme for the food processing sector with an incentive outlay of US$ 1,484 million over a period of six years starting from FY22.

What is the Demand Outlook across North America?

According to Fact.MR research, together North America is expected to hold more than 25% of the market share in terms of value and projected to witness considerable growth over the forecast period.

The improving economic conditions, increasing awareness regarding the health benefits of the pulses, and higher purchasing power is motivating the people across the region to incorporate pulse flours in their daily meal as a part of shifting towards healthier diets.

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Category-wise Insights

Why are Chickpea and Lentil Pulse Flours Most Preferred?

Lentil is projected to remain the fastest growing product type, expanding at over 10% CAGR until 2031. According to researches, wholegrain lentil flour meets consumer acceptability and is being preferred due to its properties like low in sodium and fat and its cholesterol-free nature.

Moreover, chickpea type pulse flour accounts for 1/3rd market share and is expected to show high growth in pulse flour market during period of forecast, due to increased demand from the bakery and confectionary industry.

Why are Bakery and Confectionery Products Experiencing High Pulse Flour Usage?

According to Fact.MR, bakery and confectionary applications of pulse flour holds more than 33% market share and are projected to grow 2x during forecast period. Pulses and pulse flour derivatives are being increasingly incorporated into bakery products amid rising health concerns.

Studies have established that incorporating pulse flour imbues bakery products with folate and zinc, thereby eliminating the need for adding folate enrichment additives as is the case in conventional bakery products. They also possess more dietary fiber than any other flour.

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Competitive Landscape  

In recent years, manufacturers and food brands are making bold and strategic moves to increasingly collaborate and enter into partnerships in order to find new application areas of pulse flour, such as instant noodles, pasta etc. 

  • In September 2021, Batory Foods, and BioHarvest Sciences Inc., signed an exclusive performance-based agreement to enter the $16 Billion USA Nutraceuticals Market and 2025 projected $8 Billion US Edible CBD Market. This agreement aims at bringing Biofarming technology and portfolio of products. 
  • In August 2021, Avena Foods’ Purity Protocol gluten-free oat ingredients announced the launch of Glyphosate Residue Free which is certified by The Detox Project. Products or ingredients bearing a Glyphosate Residue Free Label contain less than 10 parts per billion of the herbicide.

Report Scope 



Market size value in 2020

USD 11.5 Billion

Market forecast value in 2031

USD 25 Billion

Growth Rate

8% CAGR from 2021 to 2031

Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value and Tons for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Nordics
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product Type
  • Application
  • Distribution Channel
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Anchor Ingredients Co. LLC
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Batory Foods, Inc.
  • Best Cooking Pulses Inc.
  • Blue Ribbon Grain & Pulses Pty Ltd
  • CanMar Grain Products
  • Diefenbaker Spice & Pulse
  • EHL Ingredients Limited
  • Great Western Grain Company Ltd
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • Bean Growers Australia Ltd.
  • Parakh Agro Industries Limited
  • SunOpta, Inc.


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Key Segments Covered

  • Product Type

    • Chickpea Pulse Flour
    • Lentil Pulse Flour
    • Pea Pulse Flour
    • Lignin Pulse Flour
    • Bean Pulse Flour
    • Other Pulse Flour
  • Application

    • Pulse Flour for Bakery and Confectionery
    • Pulse Flour for Extruded Products
    • Pulse Flour for Beverages
    • Pulse Flour for Animal Feed
    • Pulse Flour for Dairy Products
    • Pulse Flour for Other Applications
  • Distribution Channel

    • Pulse Flour Sales via Food Chain Services
    • Pulse Flour Sales via Modern Trade
    • Pulse Flour Sales via Convenience Stores
    • Pulse Flour Sales via Departmental Stores
    • Pulse Flour Sales via Online Stores
    • Pulse Flour Sales via Other Distribution Channels

Pulse Flour Market- Scope of Report

A recent study by Fact.MR on the pulse flour market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with offering pulse flour.

The study also provides the dynamics responsible for influencing the future status of the pulse flour market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report. A list of prominent companies operating in the pulse flour market, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales of pulse flour across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of pulse flour during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative pulse flour markets?
  • Which factors will impact the growth of pulse flour?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading the pulse flour industry?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the market?

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each segment in terms of volume (Tons) and value (US$ Mn).

Estimates at global and regional levels for pulse flour are available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value and “Tons” for volume. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report.

Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global pulse flour market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the pulse flour market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for pulse flour has been offered for each region, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value & volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

In-depth Analysis on Competition Analysis

The report sheds light on leading manufacturers of pulse flour, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in offering pulse flour has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the pulse flour domain. 

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the pulse flour industry, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

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As of 2021, pulse flour sales are expected to be valued at US$ 11.5 Bn

According to Fact.MR, pulse flour demand is expected to register a CAGR of 8% from 2021 to 2031

The global pulse flour market is envisaged to account for over US$ 25 Bn by 2031. 

From 2016 to 2020, sales of pulse flour expanded at a CAGR of 7% according to Fact.MR

Anchor Ingredients Co. Llc, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Batory Foods, Inc., Best Cooking Pulses Inc., Blue Ribbon Grain & Pulses Pty Ltd, and CanMar Grain Products are some prominent pulse flour manufacturers

Asia is expected to be the most lucrative pulse flour landscape, expected to hold 65% of global market demand

North America is projected to account for 25% of global pulse flour demand until 2031

Presently, lentil is projected to remain the fastest growing product type, growing at a CAGR of 10%

Bakery and confectionery products will remain the dominant end user of pulse flour, expanding 2x until 2031

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Fact.MR follows a methodology that encompasses the demand-side assessment of the market, and triangulates the same through a supply-side analysis. This methodology is based on the use of standard market structure, methods, and definitions.

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