lecithins


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lecithins

A group of phosphoglycerides, plentiful in egg yolk, and occurring widely in the body, especially as a major constituent of cell membranes and in nerve tissue. Lecithins are important emulsifying agents and surfactants and are concerned, for instance, in the normal expansion of the fetal lung at the time of birth. Also known as phosphatidyl cholines.
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With these samples, the 2% enzyme-modified soy lecithin treatment was the most effective at 97% levels.
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Commercial lecithin is a mixture of several natural phospholipids (phosphatidyl choline, phosphatidyl inositol, phosphatidyl ethanolamine, and phosphatidic acid) in oil.
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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.