(Entertainment-NewsWire.com, January 10, 2018 ) Europe Protein Bar Market was worth USD xx billion in 2016, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of xx%, to reach USD xx billion by 2021. Protein bars are a type of nutrition bars that are made such that it contains high protein to carbohydrate ratio. They are majorly used by people who require a significant amount of protein and fewer calories. These people include fitness enthusiasts, athletes and muscle builders. Human body requires proteins to build muscles.
Protein food is usually taken after practice or workout sessions as it is widely known that protein intake after exercise will help build muscles. However, professionals say that protein supplements are not necessary in regular diet. Several improvements are being made in protein bars regarding taste aspect so as to attract more consumers.
Increasing demand for nutritious and ready to eat foods and increasing popularity for fitness diets are the major factors driving the market. Increasing health awareness among people with increase in number of obese and diabetic people, increasing per capita income of people and changing life styles of people are also expected to drive the market. However, high sugar content in protein bars and higher prices are hindering the market growth.
The Protein Bar Market is categorized based on product type, protein source, protein content and region. Based on product type, the market is categorized into Energy Protein Bars, Women's Protein Bar, Meal Replacement Bars, Low Carbohydrate Protein Bars and others. Energy protein bars are expected to be the largest market segment as most of the athletes require calories as well as proteins. Based on Protein source, the market is categorized into Animal protein and Plant protein. Plant proteins lead the market due to the large consumption of whey and soy proteins. Based on protein content, the market is categorized into low protein, medium protein and high protein. High protein bars are highly preferred by the body builders, medium protein bars are highly preferred by the body athletes and low protein bars are preferred by people undergoing diet management.
Based on geography, the market is categorized into U.K, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. U.K leads the protein bars market due to the demand for protein foods as cereal production is very low in this country.
Some of the major players in Europe Protein Bar Market are:
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