The global hemp-based food market grew at a CAGR of around 7% during 2014-2019. Hemp-based food, such as hemp seeds, milk and hemp oil, cheese substitutes and protein powder, is obtained by harvesting the hemp plant and hulling whole hemp seeds to separate oil-rich kernels. Both the shells and hulled hemp seeds are rich sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, B, C and E, zinc and iron. They are also free from gluten, allergens, lactose, phytoestrogens and pesticides. They are commonly used to manufacture granola bars, corn chips, pretzels, bread and cereals.
The growing food and beverage industry and increasing consumer preferences for vegan food products, represent as the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. Furthermore, rising health consciousness and consumer awareness regarding the nutritional benefits of hemp-based food products is also driving the market growth. Due to the sedentary lifestyle of the masses, there is an escalating prevalence of various chronic-medical ailments. Hemp-based food products aid in balancing insulin levels, improving cardiac function, reducing stress and anxiety and promoting joint health, thereby favoring the market growth. Additionally, the continual launch of innovative product variants, such as hemp seed-based sauces, burgers, shakes, ice creams and desserts, is acting as another growth-inducing factor. In line with this, cafes, restaurants and other eateries are experimenting with a variety of flavors and combinations of hemp to offer unique and innovative dishes to their customers. Other factors, including the premiumization of gluten-free and organic food and beverages, along with aggressive promotional activities by manufacturers through various online retail channels, are anticipated to drive the market further. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global hemp-based food market to continue its moderate growth during the next five years.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global hemp-based food market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country level from 2020-2025. Our report has categorized the market based on region, product and distribution channel.
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The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Canada Hemp Foods Ltd., Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd. (Tilray, Inc), GFR Ingredients Inc., Hemp Foods Australia Pty Ltd. (Elixinol Global Limited), Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (Aurora Cannabis Inc.), Naturally Splendid Enterprises, Isodiol International Inc., Navitas Organics, Nutiva and T12 Holdings Pty Ltd. (Cann Global Limited).
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