The bromelain market size is projected to grow from US$ 45.66 million in 2022 to US$ 75.24 million by 2030; the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2022 to 2030.
Bromelain has multiple applications in the food & beverages, pharmaceuticals & nutraceuticals, personal care, leather tanning, textile, animal feed, and detergents industries. It is used for meat tenderization, curdling of cheese, dehazing agent in alcohols, and anti-browning agent in fruit juices. In pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, bromelain is used as an anti-inflammatory, therapeutic, and anti-cancer agent. In cosmetics and personal care products, bromelain treats skin-related issues and helps dental bleaching. Thus, the rising number of applications of bromelain in various end-use industries is driving the market growth.
Consumers are increasingly seeking products with natural additives and clean-label ingredients. Bromelain, a natural enzyme derived from the pineapple plant, is preferred as a natural additive over synthetic additives in various industries. Consumers are inclined toward consuming safer products that help them maintain overall health. The growing interest in chemical-free products boosts the demand for natural additives such as bromelain in industries such as pharmaceutical and nutraceuticals, food & beverages, and cosmetics. Moreover, environmental concerns; sustainability; lower prices; and animal welfare, religious, and ethical issues are among other parameters driving the popularity of bromelain. In some countries, the use of enzymes synthesized from recombinant technology is prohibited in the food industry. In several countries, animal proteases or microbial fermentation are subject to religious issues (such as Halal compliance), which can be avoided by using plant-based components. Thus, the rising preference for natural, plant-based ingredients is expected to create lucrative opportunities in the bromelain market growth during the forecast period.
Based on source, the bromelain market is segmented into stem and fruit. The fruit segment is expected to grow at a highest CAGR. A majority of pineapple fruit is consumed directly, or it goes as an ingredient across various food industry segments, such as bakery, confectionery, dairy and non-dairy products, ice creams, yogurts, and beverages. Pineapple fruit juice, extracts, and powders are also used in personal care products and nutraceuticals. These factors propel the segment’s growth.
Geographically, the bromelain market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South & Central America. In 2022, North America held the largest share of the bromelain market, and Europe is estimated to register the highest CAGR over the forecast period.The market growth in Europe is ascribed to the increasing acceptance of bromelain in cosmetics, dietary supplements, and other applications. Bromelain manufacturers are developing novel products to cater to the increasing demand from the food & beverages industry. For instance, in August 2021, ENZYBEL GROUP, a Belgium-based company, launched a new bromelain product called bromelain K, developed specifically for food & beverages applications such as meat tenderization, protein hydrolyzer, and flavor enhancer. Bromelain is extensively used as a health supplement in Germany and other Western European countries and is also applied in treating inflammation and swelling of the nose and sinus after an injury or surgery. These factors are expected to boost the demand for bromelain and projected to drive the bromelain market growth in the region.
Hong Mao Biochemicals Co Ltd, Enzybel International SA, Enzyme Technologies (Pty) Ltd, Guangxi Nanning Javely Biological Products Co Ltd, Creative Enzymes, Medikonda Nutrients, Changsha Natureway Co Ltd, Antozyme Biotech Pvt Ltd, Challenge Bioproducts Co Ltd, and Great Food (Biochem) Co Ltd. are among the key players operating in the bromelain market. These companies offer a wide range of products for the bromelain market. The huge presence of these companies across the globe is likely to provide them a growth opportunity to serve a large customer base and increase the market share. These market players are highly focused on developing innovative products to serve their customers better.
The overall bromelain market size has been derived using primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants to validate the data and gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs; business development managers; market intelligence managers; national sales managers; and external consultants, including valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the bromelain market.