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Asia Pacific Microgreens Market

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Asia Pacific Microgreens Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Arugula, Peas, Radish, Basil, Carrots, Lettuce and Chicory, Fennel, Sunflower, Others), By Farming Method (Indoor Vertical Farming, Commercial Greenhouse Farming), By Distribution Channel (Retail Store, Online Store, Farmers Market, Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Restaurants, Others), By End-User (Residential, Commercial), By Growth medium (Peat Moss, Soil, Coconut Coir, Tissue Paper, Other Growth Mediums) and By Country(China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Forecasts, 2023-2031

Report Code: SRBI26847DR
Study Period 2019-2031 CAGR 13.2%
Historical Period 2019-2021 Forecast Period 2023-2031
Base Year 2022 Base Year Market Size USD 247 Million
Forecast Year 2031 Forecast Year Market Size USD 927 Million
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Market Overview

The Asia Pacific microgreens market size was valued at USD 247 million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 927 million by 2031, registering a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period (2022-2031).

Microgreens are delicate, young vegetable greens ranging from one to three inches. They are harvested 7 to 14 days after germination when both cotyledon leaves fully develop—often termed vegetable confetti. Due to their intense aromatic flavor and variation of colors and textures, microgreens are typically used to enhance the color, texture, or flavor of various foods, such as pasta, pizza, omelets, and salads. They contain a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Microgreens have fully matured cotyledon leaves and typically one pair of small, partially mature true leaves. Microgreens are grown using various farming techniques, including vertical, indoor, and commercial conservatories.

The microgreens market in China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and the remainder of Asia-Pacific is studied. It is anticipated that the adoption of Western lifestyles and the increase in disposable income will drive the growth of the Asia-Pacific market.


  • Broccoli dominates the market by type. 
  • Indoor Vertical Farming dominates the market by farming.
  • Retail stores dominate the market by distribution channel.
  • Commercial segment dominates the market by end-user.

Market Dynamics

Asia-Pacific Microgreens Market Drivers

Advancements in Farming Technologies

Technological advances have directly influenced the growth of the microgreens market in agriculture, which is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. Microgreens can be cultivated effectively and extensively using indoor vertical farming. Multiple technologies, such as big data analytics, robotics, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, can be integrated with indoor vertical farming so that microgreens can be intensively monitored, controlled, and supported to grow well without any agronomic constraints. The nutrition film technique (NFT) is one of the techniques used to promote plant growth, and it has been acquiring popularity in the microgreens industry.

Alterations in Lifestyle and Dietary Practices

Fast food, functional foods, organic fruits and vegetables, and other lifestyle food sources are gaining popularity, as are premium food items and highly nutritious food products.

Consumers are increasingly focusing on adopting agricultural foods with high nutritional value. They are willing to pay a higher price for fresh and organic produce to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, heart-related issues, and cancer. Additionally, many individuals are adopting a vegan lifestyle and seeking the best plant-based sources to meet their nutritional needs. This is anticipated to drive the market growth.

Asia-Pacific Microgreens Market Restraints

Lack of Skilled Workforce and Restricted Microgreens Crop Selection

One of the latest innovations in indoor farming is vertical farming. Most farmers don't know if this method exists or what kinds of crops can be grown. Sensors, AI, autonomous systems, hydroponic, aquaponic, and aeroponic systems are all used in vertical and greenhouse farming. A highly educated and competent team is required to run these complex systems.

The variety of available microgreens is extremely restricted. While many different kinds and species of vegetables exist, microgreens are still in short supply. The market expansion is predicted to be slowed by these issues.

High Initial Expenditures

Expensive machines, lighting, automatic systems, and temperature-controlling devices are required for indoor vertical farming. Therefore, the initial cost of indoor farming is significantly higher than that of conventional farming. The cost of urban land, which is higher than that of agriculture, is one of the primary contributors to the high investment level. In addition, energy accounts for a greater proportion of vertical farms' operating expenses and greenhouses' operating expenses. Indoor farming requires a substantial initial investment from farmers for devices, equipment, and other necessities.

Asia-Pacific Microgreens Market Opportunities

Augmentation of Purchasing Power

Changes in consumer lifestyles have been one of the main contributors to the increasing popularity of microgreens in developing economies. In Asia-Pacific nations, a rise in per capita income has shifted consumer food preferences. Increased aspiration and desire for a luxurious lifestyle have resulted in a multiplication of market size and demand.

The Rapid Expansion of the Retail Industry and Online Retailers

Awareness of microgreens requires not only advertising but also a vast distribution network. In developing economies, the proliferation of large retail stores, such as supermarkets and hypermarkets, has increased the accessibility of microgreens, as these stores contribute to the rise in sales of functional foods. Supermarkets, hypermarkets, and grocery stores have served as ideal distribution point for various agricultural food products, including packaged fruits and vegetables. Urbanization expansion is anticipated to stimulate the expansion of the retail sector, which in turn generates demand for microgreens.

Regional Analysis

Asia-Pacific is a significant revenue contributor and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period.

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing market for microgreens, and the demand for functional and nutritious foods is soaring. Increasing health consciousness, high expenditure on functional foods, and rising demand for organic vegetables are primarily to blame. China and Japan hold the largest share of the Asia-Pacific microgreens market, both in terms of production and consumption, and are expected to maintain this position throughout the forecast period, owing to the increasing technological innovations and their successful implementation and use by local vegetable and fruit growers.

In the Asia-Pacific region, broccoli and broccoli microgreens are primarily consumed and produced. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, China and India were responsible for 73% of global broccoli production in 2017. China produced approximately 10.4 million metric tons of broccoli in 2017, followed by India, which produced 8.2 million metric tons.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Type
  1. Broccoli
  2. Cabbage
  3. Cauliflower
  4. Arugula
  5. Peas
  6. Radish
  7. Basil
  8. Carrots
  9. Lettuce and Chicory
  10. Fennel
  11. Sunflower
  12. Others
By Farming Method
  1. Indoor Vertical Farming
  2. Commercial Greenhouse Farming
By Distribution Channel
  1. Retail Store
  2. Online Store
  3. Farmers Market
  4. Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
  5. Restaurants
  6. Others
By End-User
  1. Residential
  2. Commercial
By Growth medium
  1. Peat Moss
  2. Soil
  3. Coconut Coir
  4. Tissue Paper
  5. Other Growth Mediums
Company Profiles AeroFarms  Living Earth Farms Fresh Origins Gotham Greens The Chefs Garden Inc. Farmbox Greens LLC Madar Farms 2BFresh
Geographies Covered
China India Japan Southeast Asia Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The Asia-Pacific microgreens market is segmented based on type, farming, distribution channel, and end-user.

By type, the microgreens market is categorized into broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, peas, basil, radish, cress, and others.

Broccoli dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 12.3% over the forecast period.

By farming, the microgreens market is categorized into indoor vertical farming, commercial greenhouses, and others.

Indoor vertical farming is expected to dominate the market, registering the highest CAGR of 13.7% over the forecast period.

By distribution channel, the microgreens market is categorized into retail stores, farmers market, and others.

Retail stores segment dominated the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% during the forecast period.

By end-user, the microgreens market is categorized into residential and commercial.

Commercial segment dominated the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.3% during the forecast period.

Market Size By Type

Recent Developments

  • October 2021- AeroFarms, a leader in indoor vertical farming, increased its distribution of leafy greens to more than 350 Stop and Shop locations in the Northeast and New England, including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
  • March 2021- The indoor agriculture company Gotham Greens has opened a 10-acre facility in Northern California, its first greenhouse location on the West Coast, using funds from its most recent Series D capital raise of USD 87 million. This expansion will enhance its annual production of lettuce and herbs to 40 million heads.

Top Key Players

AeroFarms  Living Earth Farms Fresh Origins Gotham Greens The Chefs Garden Inc. Farmbox Greens LLC Madar Farms 2BFresh Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the growth rate for the Asia Pacific microgreens market?
The Asia-Pacific microgreens market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Key verticals adopting Asia Pacific microgreens include: - AeroFarms , Living Earth Farms, Fresh Origins, Gotham Greens, The Chef's Garden Inc.
Advancements in farming technologies and alterations in lifestyle and dietary practices is the key drivers for the growth of the Asia Pacific microgreens market
The Asia-Pacific microgreens market is segmented based on type are Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Arugula, Peas
Augmentation of purchasing power and the rapid expansion of the retail industry and online retailers is the key opportunity in market.

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