Food Enzymes Market

Food Enzymes Market Size by Type (Carbohydrase, Cellulase, Pectinase, Proteases, Polymerase and Nuclease, Amylase, Lactase, Lipases and Others), Source (Plants, Animals and Microorganisms), Application (Bakery Products, Dairy Products, Beverages and Others), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023 to 2032

Base Year: 2022 Historical Data: 2019-21
  • Report ID: TBI-13829
  • Published Date: Nov, 2023
  • Pages: 236
  • Category: Food & Beverages
  • Format: PDF
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The global food enzymes market was valued at USD 3 billion in 2022 and grew at a CAGR of 7% from 2023 to 2032. The market is expected to reach USD 5.90 billion by 2032. The increasing demand for chemical-free foods and beverages will drive the growth of the global food enzymes market.

Market Introduction:

Enzymes are proteins that quicken chemical reactions. They act as biological catalysts in the human body to speed up life processes like digestion. They also aid in accelerating chemical reactions or the human body's metabolism. Enzymes are present in all living organisms and are naturally produced by human bodies. food and manufactured goods also contain enzymes. Food businesses use food enzymes to increase food safety, quality, and process efficiency during food preparation. These enzymes are safe for ingestion. These enzymes' primary applications include fruit peeling, fruit juice clarification, fruit juice viscosity reduction, fruit juice rate increase, fruit juice stability enhancement, and vegetable juice production. They also prolong fruit and vegetable shelf life and minimize nutrient loss. The food industries use enzymes to process raw materials to make many common goods, including dairy, meat, fruit, beer, and wine, as well as bakery and dairy items. A wide range of food products, including alcoholic beverages, are produced using enzymes.

Food Enzymes Market Size

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Recent Development
  • By modifying enzymes, biotechnologists at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) have enhanced a protein powder derived from fish waste. The project investigated the use of enzymes to improve the fishy-smelling protein powders made from fisheries byproducts and make them more palatable to humans. They recently published a paper in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, taking their research a step further and showing that an enzyme variant known as mFMO_20 might be enhanced by increasing its heat resistance.

Market Dynamics:


The increasing demand for chemical-free foods and beverages – the increasing awareness about proper nutrition and health has increased the demand for chemical-free foods and beverages. This demand is also seen in the processed and packaged food and beverage industry, which relies heavily on chemical additives to prolong the shelf life of the products. The increasing demand for chemical-free products has encouraged manufacturers to turn to enzymes that are an ideal substitute for chemical catalysts. They help improve the texture, viscosity, taste and shelf life of products without the negative effects of chemical additives. Additionally, they are cheaper to produce, saving costs and more efficient, thereby increasing business productivity. Therefore, the increasing demand for chemical-free foods and beverages will drive the market's growth.


The production requires a controlled environment enzymes need to be produced in a controlled environment. They do not survive or perform beyond certain conditions or a range of physical conditions. Therefore, production can become expensive, limiting the market's growth.


Advancements in biotechnology technological advancements in biotechnology have improved or enhanced the extraction processes for producing enzymes. The process is much faster and cheaper now with modern technology. Additionally, biotechnological advancements have enabled the production of genetically modified microbial enzymes that widen the scope of application in the food and beverage industry. Therefore, technological advancements in biotechnology will properly affect the growth of the market in the future.

  • The Wyss team employed a methodology based on naturally existing enzymes that plants utilize to transform sugar into fibre. Theoretically, these enzymes could be introduced to foods without changing their sugar level, and once they enter the human gut, they turn the sugar into fibre. This method would create prebiotic fibre that is good for the gut and lowers the sugar intake into the bloodstream. Kraft Heinz needed the enzymes to be able to be added to their current food products without requiring them to change their formulas. They created an enzyme product that would stay encapsulated until it was subjected to a pH increase after months of testing.
Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the most significant global food enzymes market, with a 38% market revenue share in 2022.

The high demand for processed food and beverages, given the population's high disposable income and food habits, will drive the market's growth. The presence of multiple fast-food chains also contributes to the growing demand for processed food and beverages. The demand for confectionery and bakery products is also high in the regional market, thereby contributing to the market's demand. The drinking culture contributes to the growing beer, wine, and whiskey market and augments its growth. 

North America Region Food Enzymes Market Share in 2022 - 38%

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  • Azelis stated that it and dsm-firmenich, a global leader in nutrition, health, and beauty, would expand their cooperation. With immediate effect, Azelis India will serve as the exclusive distributor of dsm-firmenich's food enzymes and cultures portfolio, which includes dairy test kits, dairy cultures, dairy enzymes, and bakery enzymes throughout India. With this arrangement, Azelis India and dsm-firmenich's collaboration is extended to include the Northern, Southern, and Eastern regions of India and the Western region. Through this expanded relationship with dsm-firmenich, Azelis can address market demand for sustainable formulations that increase flavour, nutrition, and quality of life while strengthening its lateral value chain with new cutting-edge solutions.
type Segment Analysis

The type segment is divided into carbohydrase, cellulase, pectinase, proteases, polymerase and nuclease, amylase, lactase, lipases and others. The carbohydrase segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 28% in 2022. carbohydrases can hydrolyze complicated carbs into simple sugars. They have a variety of uses in many industrial processes. Carbohydrases are widely used in industrial products and processes, primarily in the food sector. These enzymes can be used to produce various sugar syrups, including glucose, fructose, and inverted sugar syrups, as well as prebiotics. For instance, processing fruit juices and wine, specifically for flavour, and syrups use carbohydrase. Using carbohydrases can reduce costs, increase sustainability, and boost productivity. Carbohydrase and its wide application to give sweetness, consistency, texture, and browning to various food products drive its market dominance.

  • Global taste and nutrition leader Kerry unveiled Biobake EgR. This cutting-edge enzyme solution reduces the eggs required in various baking applications, allowing European manufacturers to transition from caged to free-range or organic eggs without incurring additional costs. The amount of eggs used in recipes can be decreased thanks to Kerry's new enzyme system, created for bakeries in response to the rising expense of eggs as a raw material. The European Commission plans to phase out cages in animal husbandry by 2027; thus, the novel enzyme system also addresses ethical and regulatory problems.
Source Segment Analysis

The source segment is divided into plants, animals and microorganisms. The microorganisms segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 52% in 2022. The primary reason for the segment's dominance is the scalability offered in the production of enzymes. They can be cultivated in great quantities in a short amount of time. Additionally, they can be genetically modified to increase the synthesis of enzymes. Furthermore, they are more stable and easier to handle, cultivate, and manipulate than other sources, making them the ideal choice for the production of enzymes. Microorganisms are employed in the production and enhancement of food, as well as in food additives, to enhance flavour and improve function and fortification to promote general health. Therefore, the easy, scalable and economical production and a wide variety of applications will contribute to the segment's dominance in the market.

  • Ginkgo Bioworks, a company dedicated to creating the most advanced platform for biosecurity and cell programming, has announced the opening of Ginkgo Enzyme Services. Optimal proprietary bacterial and fungal host strains, machine learning-guided protein design, and ultra-high throughput screening are the driving forces behind Ginkgo Enzyme Services. For R&D teams creating enzymes, Ginkgo Enzyme Services provides solutions for problems ranging from finding new enzyme activity to optimizing enzyme performance and producing huge quantities of enzymes.
Application Segment Analysis

The application segment is divided into bakery products, dairy products, beverages and others. The beverages segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 39% in 2022. Enzymes are crucial to the manufacturing of beer and malted spirits. Enzymes facilitate the production of sugars during fermentation. They also help with controlling the viscosity of beverages and chill-proofing. Enzymes are also known to help in food processing in many different ways, such as cheese, vinegar, and wine production. Enzymes increase efficiency and contribute to resource and energy conservation in these processes. Enzymes enhance the extraction and clarity of fruit juices and wine during processing. Enzyme addition boosts the release of several phenolic and other nutritionally significant components in the juice, aiding in juice extraction. Enzymatic clearing also improves the look of the juice. The numerous benefits enzymes offer for beverages drive its demand in the industry and contribute to the segment's dominance in the market. 

  • With a patent-pending method to produce smoother spirits using an enzyme that targets the chemicals causing the "harsh bite" in distilled spirits like tequila and vodka, California-based Voodoo Scientific has come out of stealth. They declared a collaboration with Ginkgo Bioworks, a leader in synthetic biology, to maximize the yield and functionality of the relevant enzyme. Voodoo evaluated a wide range of spirits, from mezcals to gins to bourbon, "from the bottom of the shelf varieties to the extraordinarily expensive," using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography. They also identified nine irritants produced by oxidative stress in the yeast cells.
Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
  • BASF
  • Associated British Foods Plc.
  • Amano Enzyme Co., Ltd.
  • Advanced Enzyme Technologies
  • Aum Enzymes
  • DowDuPont
  • Kerry Group PLC
  • Novozymes
  • Royal DSM N.V.

Report Description: 

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2022 USD 3 Billion
Market size value in 2032 USD 5.90 Billion
CAGR (2023 to 2032) 7%
Historical data 2019-2021
Base Year 2022
Forecast 2023-2032
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Type, Source and Application

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the global food enzymes market was valued at USD 3 billion in 2022 to USD 5.90 billion by 2032.

Global food enzymes market is growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period 2023-2032.

The market's growth will be influenced by the increasing demand for chemical free foods and beverages.

The production requires a controlled environment could hamper the market growth.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global food enzymes market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Food Enzymes Market by Type:

  • Carbohydrase
  • Cellulase
  • Pectinase
  • Proteases
  • Polymerase and Nuclease
  • Amylase
  • Lactase
  • Lipases
  • Others

Global Food Enzymes Market by Source:

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Microorganisms

Global Food Enzymes Market by Application:

  • Bakery Products
  • Dairy Products
  • Beverages
  • Others

Global Food Enzymes Market by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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