Rising demand for egg white peptides in bakery & confectionery

By Jenny Eagle

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Rising demand for egg white peptides. Photo: Fact.MR
Rising demand for egg white peptides. Photo: Fact.MR
Use of egg white peptides is rising among global bakery and confectionery manufacturers because the animal-based protein is a rich source of bioactive peptides that can improve human health, according to Fact.MR research firm.

Preventing and treating microbial infections of gastrointestinal tract, extending shelf-life of foods, and controlling foods’ and feeds’ microbiological quality are key application areas where egg peptides are driving momentum.

$500m revenues by 2026

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In its report,​ ‘Egg white peptide market forecast, trend analysis & competition tracking, global review 2018-2028’ Fact.MR claims the global egg white peptides market will surpass $500m in revenues by 2026.  

In terms of volume, over 43,000 of egg white peptides are likely to be traded globally by the end of the forecast period.

As well as bakery and confectionery, other areas where the ingredient is used include sport foods, sauces, and condiments.

For a long time, the industry hasn’t been perceived as a healthy food category but now consumer perception has shifted, and the growth in the global bakery and confectionery market has been catalyzed with the use of new ingredients such as but not limited to egg white peptides​,” it states.  

It claims food and beverage processors and manufacturers are the biggest end users of egg white peptides, consuming approximately 6,000kgs by the end of 2018.  

These end use industries are estimated to generate an incremental value of $150m between 2018 and 2026 for industry stakeholders with the future outlook estimated to generate 13.8% value CAGR from 2018-2028.

Approximately 43,680kgs of egg white peptide are estimated to be sold worldwide by 2028-end.

Cardiovascular health

The main reason is consumers are increasingly concerned about cardiovascular health, due to reports about diabetes and obesity and various biological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities, have been illustrated by egg white protein-derived bioactive peptides. 

"The potential benefits of egg white peptides is a subject of rising commercial interest in the context of health-promoting functional foods​," said Sneha Varghese, author of the report, Fact.MR.

"The trend of commercial developments likely continues along with the growing awareness about the functions of egg white peptide. Egg white peptides can be incorporated in dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, and novel food applications with the purpose of specific health benefits. These formulations tailored with health benefits are used worldwide to optimize health​."

Egg white proteins have further been linked with physiological benefits by in vitro simulated gastrointestinal digestion, in light of the multifunctional peptides released. 

Natural product-based, egg white protein-derived bioactive peptides are being developed by manufacturers, which demonstrate promising effects on vascular health maintenance in animal studies and in vitro experiments.

According to the report, egg white protein based advanced peptide bonded amino acid formulation have also been developed by several nutraceutical and supplement manufacturers, which can deliver amino acids direct to muscles. 

These developments have been possible due to the integration of egg white peptides as an ingredient in newly formulated nutraceuticals and supplements. 

Suppliers of Di and Tri egg white peptides are optimistic of its uptake by new end users and are formulating long terms strategies.

“The market for egg white peptides is also driven by end user research and development programs​,” the report states.

Pharmaceutical sector players are one of the end users of egg white peptide which have identified specific uses of egg white peptides in drugs with specific ailments, such as hypertension​.” 

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