Lecithin is a widely used natural emulsifier in food products, but also in feed and the technical industry. Besides its emulsifying properties lecithin is also used for its stabilization, dispersability, wetting and softening properties.
Lecithin can be extracted from different vegetable sources. Sonalec lecithin is offered with a soy and sunflower origin.
Liquid Soya Lecithin
Liquid soya lecithin is available in different grades and packaging. From different origins, Brazilian, Indian and Chinese. In non GMO and GMO varieties.
In food the largest application is chocolate where it is used for its emulsifying but mainly for its viscosity modifying applications. Besides chocolate, lecithin is used in almost all food applications.
The properties of lecithin are also recognized in non-food applications such as in animal feed but also in technical application such as paint and leather industry.
Deoiled Soya Lecithin
Deoiled lecithin is a powdered product. Liquid lecithin still contains 30-40% soybean oil. The traditional oil extraction is done with aceton as a solvent. Our deoiled lecithin is extracted using super critical CO2 extraction. This is a much cleaner production method and results in a product free of residual solvents. It also means we can offer a free flowing powder without the use of excipients.
Deoiled Lecithin is easily dispersible and can be handled without pumps. Deoiled lecithin is especially useful in powdered products, such as: instant products, bakery mixes and soups.
Besides soya lecithin, sunflower lecithin is a widely used lecithin in the food industry. Sunflower lecithin is often used instead of soya lecithin when its non-allergen and NGM properties are required. Functionality wise it is similar to its soya counterpart.