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Lecithin Granule - Soy Lecithin


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Common Name:

  • English: Lecithin Granule

General Information:

Lecithin is a fat that is essential in the cells of the body. It is a valuable nutrient that every cell in our body needs. It can be found in many foods, including soybeans and egg yolks. Lecithin is taken as a medicine and is also used in the manufacturing of medicines. Lecithin and its primary component, choline, are believed to play an important role in cardiovascular health.

The term ‘lecithin’ can have different meanings depending on the context, but for our purposes, it refers to a mixture of phospholipids and oil. Lecithin granules are made from soybeans. You will often see lecithin as a food additive. It is used to keep certain ingredients from separating out. You may also see lecithin as an ingredient in some eye medicines. It is used to help keep the medicine in contact with the eye’s cornea. Pure lecithin granules contain phospholipids, and have essentially all the soybean oil removed from them. Phospholipids are a component of the cell membrane in all plants and animals, but lecithin is most often derived from sunflower kernels, rapeseed (canola), milk, soy, and egg yolks. The specific composition of soy lecithin varies depending on its manufacturer and intended use.

How to use:

As a food supplement.


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