DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences offers a wide range of lecithins that deliver the functionality our customers need. Although the word lecithin is derived from the Greek "lekithos," which means "yolk of an egg," the primary sources of our lecithins are the soybean, sunflower or rapeseed, and they set the standard for quality and reliability.
A Multi-Purpose Ingredient with Health Benefits
Lecithin consists of a naturally occurring mixture of phospholipids, glycolipids, neutral lipids and sugars, which allows it to interact well with other ingredients in food, Lecithin serves as a multi-purpose functional ingredient or a processing aid and also provides consumers with recommended nutrients. Lecithin has long been used in the food industry to serve many different functions, in industries from bakery to confectionery to culinary and more.
Using specialty processes, we have extended lecithin's functionality and physical characteristics to create a wide variety of products.
Here are some of the benefits our lecithins can bring to your products: