A Nutrient of Choice
A French chemist who derived the name ‘lecithin’ from a Greek word for egg-yolk “lekithos” discovered lecithin. The primary commercial source for lecithin is from Soybeans.
What is Lecithin?
Lecithins are naturally occurring phospholipid components critical for the normal structure and function of all animal and plant tissues.
While lecithins are important biologically, isolated lecithins exist in different forms and can play a role in several commercial applications such as food, pharmaceutical, paint, plastics and other industrial products due to their unique physical properties. Due to its lipophilic and hydrophilic properties, lecithin is used in food applications for functional properties, primarily as an emulsifier, but it is also consumed as supplements.
How lecithin is made and what does it consist of?
Soy lecithin is made from soy gums, which are extracted during the process of water degumming of soy crude oil. This crude oil is either extracted mechanically or chemically from soybeans, which are first extensively cleaned and processed.
Soy lecithin consists of a mixture of three main phospholipids (Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine and Phosphatidylinositol), glycolipids, neutral lipids and sugars.
How our Emulsithin® Soy Lecithin can help?
Soy lecithin has been used in food industry from a long time and in a variety of forms to serve different functions. At Sun Nutrafoods, through special processes, we have extended soy lecithin’s functionalities and characteristics to create wide variety of lecithin products. Our soy lecithin can help food products to:
- Improve stability of various foods
- Support instant powders mix more quickly and effectively
- Release food from production equipment and contact surfaces
To find out more about Lecithin suppliers in India and the benefits of using our soy lecithin in your application, contact us