Soy Lecithin Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Lecithin and its primary component, choline, are extracted from soybeans, belonging to the Leguminosae (Fabaceae) family. The soybeans are kept at consistent temperature and moisture level for seven to ten days. This hydrates the soybeans, loosening them from their hulls. The soybeans are then cleaned and separated from the hulls and are heated and pressed into flakes. The flakes undergo a distillation process where the soybean oil is extracted. Next, the crude soybean oil is made to undergo a de-gumming procedure that creates a sludge. The sludge that is produced as a result is where soy lecithin comes from.
Origin: United States
Other Names: Soybean
Part Used: Soya
Culinary Uses: Soy Lecithin is used to emulsify and stabilize foods and as a food supplement.
Medicinal Uses: Choline is the key element in lecithin that researchers believe may have a beneficial effect on cholesterol and memory. Lecithin can also be used to help the body process fats. Soy protein provides essential amino acids.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: People allergic to soy should avoid using this product.