Overview: What is Soya Lecithin?
A yellow-brown fatty powder or solution, Soya Lecithin is a lipid made from the Soybean. It is a popular agent in various applications for its amphiphilic nature (binds to both water and fats).
Commercially produced Soya Lecithin occurs as a mixture of phospholipids in oil by the water degumming of soybean oil. Once this has occurred, a final process dependent on whether the final product is a powder or a liquid will happen, forming the related product. A Soya Lecithin solution is kept as an oil, purified and cleaned before packaging and despatch. However, if the Lecithin is a powder, the oils are dried and milled into a powder.
Soya Lecithin is a powerful emulsifier, lubricant and surfactant. As a non-toxic product, you see it as a valued addition to many applications compared to other food emulsifiers.
The applications of Soya Lecithin range throughout the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and even some industrial applications. Some food applications include an emulsifier in chocolates and spreads through to improving texture in baked goods. Pharmaceutical companies use a range of Lecithins as a stabilizer, carrier and more in a range of encapsulation and dispersion agents. Finally, industrial applications generally include use in paint manufacture and as a lubrication agent.
Soya Lecithin at Kilo Ltd.
Soya Lecithin is a product with depth, value and use in a range of UK and Irish businesses. As a leading and accredited supplier, Kilo can provide this direct to your door, with a competitive price, flexible volumes and top-notch customer service.
Hopefully, our information on Soya Lecithin helps you get an idea of its value and potential use to you as an ingredient. Should you require pricing, further information or anything in between, please feel free to contact Kilo today. You can call on 01384 293 222, by email or using the buttons on the website today.
|Foods|||||Confectionary, Chocolate, Margerines, Baking, Cocoa BUtter, Cooking Sprays|
|Pharmaceutical|||||Encapsulated Medications, Dispersible Medicines, Intravenous Infusions|
|Industrial|||||Paints, Printer Inks, Metalworks, Lubricants|
This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.