2014) and on the seed's major by-products such as oil, lecithin
and protein (Osman-Bashir et al.
is a mixture of several natural phospholipids (phosphatidyl choline, phosphatidyl inositol, phosphatidyl ethanolamine, and phosphatidic acid) in oil.
Manufacturers will not only have a clean label, non GM lecithin
, but one that matches soy lecithin
in functionality, taste and colour.
Being derived from natural sources, lecithins
are not a single chemical compound but a mixture of various different constituents that work in combination to contribute to the product's final functionality.
Cargill has obtained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin
in Japan the only country in the world where it had not previously been approved for food applications.
They have an extensive product range including gums, waxes, shellac, colours, calcium carbonate, lecithin
and many other functional ingredients.
Colin Crossley of Thew Arnott, and formerly Production Manager of Lucas Meyer's lecithin
facility in Deeside, said "The opening of this new facility allows us to provide our customers with bespoke lecithin
-based blends, and enables us to have these, along with standard lecithins
from the Degussa portfolio, delivered in a wide range of packaging, which will comply with the latest handling regulations.
ADM has developed an extensive range of over 500 food ingredients derived from natural sources, including refined vegetable oils, speciality oils and fats, wheat flour, cocoa products, soya proteins and lecithins
, acidulants, xanthan gum, natural-source vitamin E, phytosterols and soya isoflavones.
Alpinetreat supplies all types of liquid, powder and fractionated lecithins
complemented by a complete range of Non-GM soya flours, defatted flours, grits and bran from Soja Austria.
The centre will provide seminars and customer training in the use of lecithins
to improve nutrition and product characteristics in food products.
It also contains lecithins
which are reckoned to fight the ageing process in brain cells.