Lecithin

An excellent nutritional supplement

Soy lecithin is a natural component extracted from soybeans. It is made of a mixture of phospholipids, glycolipids, neutral lipids and sugars. Soy lecithin is mainly used in the food, paint, pharmaceutical, and plastics industries, among others.

Lecithin can be found in a wide variety of foods, and is used as an emulsifier, keeping its components in a consistent and homogeneous mixture.

Moreover, it helps to maintain the stability of foods, such as ready-to-serve formulae, infant formulas and low-fat salad dressings, margarines, cereal bars and chocolates. It can also be used as an ingredient in animal feed.

There are three classifications of Lecithin:

  • Industrial
  • Feed Grade
  • Food Grade