According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled "Chickpeas Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028," the global chickpeas market size reached
19.6 Million Tons in 2022. Chickpeas belong to the legume family and are vastly grown across the Indian subcontinent, West Asia and the Mediterranean region. Characterized by a nutty buttery flavor and creamy texture, they are used for the preparation of numerous dishes, such as soups, salads, stews, dips, sauces, spreads, curry and bakery products. They are a rich source of essential nutrients, such as vitamins, fibers, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals. As a result, their consumption offers numerous health benefits, such as improving the digestion process, assisting in weight management, maintaining muscle and bone strength, reducing inflammation, managing blood sugar levels and minimizing the risk of developing numerous chronic diseases.
Global Chickpeas Market Trends:
The global market is primarily driven by increasing health-consciousness among consumers. The numerous health benefits offered by these legumes have led individuals to incorporate chickpeas in their daily diets. The increasing utilization of chickpeas in various processed food products to enhance the taste of preparations is acting as another major growth-inducing factor. In addition to this, rapid urbanization and globalization have contributed to the widespread popularity of diversified ethnic cuisines from across the globe. Since chickpeas are considered to be a staple in Mediterranean and Indian cuisines, this, in turn, is creating a positive outlook for the market. Chickpeas are also being used for the preparation of textured protein, which is extensively used as a popular form of vegetarian meat substitute. In line with this, the rising trend of veganism and vegetarianism among the masses is contributing to the market growth. The market is further driven by the growing preference for gluten- and grain-free flour, which has driven the demand for chickpea flour. Some of the other factors contributing to the market growth include the rising preference for protein-rich diet and increasing utilization of chickpeas as a low-cost feed additive. On account of the aforementioned factors, the market is expand at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2023-2028).
- On the geographical front, the report has covered India, Australia, Pakistan, Myanmar, and Ethiopia. Among these, India holds the leading position in the market, accounting for the majority of the total market share.
- The competitive landscape of the market has been examined, with some of the key players being Adani Wilmar Limited (AWL), Cargill Foods India, AGT Food and Ingredients, Inc.and BroadGrain Commodities, Inc.
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