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Is Soy Lecithin Bad for You?

Soy lecithin is a food additive most of us consume every day. It is used to make ice cream creamier. It is an important ingredient in most “low fat” foods because it has a texture similar to fat without calories. It appears in lists of ingredients for foods as diverse as pudding cups, toaster waffles, […]

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What’s the Difference Between Liquid & Powder Lecithin?

Would you like to know the difference between liquid and powder lecithin, and when to use each type? This article is a lecithin lesson illustrating the differences between these two forms of lecithin in making some favorite foods. We will discuss what lecithin is, the differences between liquid and powder lecithin, and whether they can […]

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What Does Soy Lecithin Do?

Soy lecithin is one of the most important emulsifiers for the pharmaceutical, paint, food, and feed industries. The world uses hundreds of thousands of tons of soy lecithin every year. The production of soy lecithin is a well-established but customer-specific process that provides just the right mix of the products from the manufacture of lecithin […]

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How is Soy Lecithin Made?

Understanding how soy lecithin is made is easier if you know a few basic terms that aren’t used very often outside the soy lecithin industries. First, it’s important to understand that lecithin, on a chemical level, is really a mixture of several fatty compounds, primarily choline and cephalin. Both choline and cephalin are useful in […]

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How to Use Lecithin for Baking

What does lecithin do for baking? Lecithin is a natural emulsifier that is used in baked goods, chocolate, confections, dairy products, icing products, and spreads. For example, lecithin is typically added to some bread formulations at 0.2 percent. In addition, it is used to create layered cakes, according to the weight of the flour at […]

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