Sunflower Lecithin is a mixture of numerous lipid-like substances. It is obtained as a by-product of oil refining from sunflower plants.
In addition to phospholipids, the composition of lecithin includes triglycerides, carbohydrates, water and glycolipids.
Lecithin has very many functions in the body. It is the building block of every cell in the body, as it is part of the cell membranes. It also builds brain tissue and the myelin sheath of the cells of the nervous system. Thus, it stimulates the nervous system, improves its efficiency and supports concentration and memory processes. Sunflower Lecithin is also involved in metabolic processes.
Alternative names: E322, sunflower phospholipid, sunflower natural emulsifier.
The shelf life of Sunflower Lecithin is 18 months.
Foodcom supplies its Business Partners with Sunflower Lecithin in bulk tankers, or IBCs and in powder in 25 kg bags and in Big Bags.
In the food industry, Sunflower Lecithin extends shelf life and improves texture to baked goods. Margarine, mayonnaise and baked goods are some foods that use Sunflower Lecithin as a food additive due to its emulsifying effect.
Sunflower Lecithin is also widely used in the beauty product as an excellent emollient. It has the ability to soften and smoothen skin and helps with dryness and irritation.
In supplements, it contributes to the maintenance of normal homocysteine metabolism, and to the maintenance of normal fat metabolism, It also helps in the proper functioning of the liver.
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