Soy Lecithin

What is Soy Lecithin?

It is a form of lecithin derived from soy beans and/or soy oil. The extraction process can be chemically using hexane or mechanically. It is mainly used in foods as an emulsifier to keep food such as chocolate fro separating. [1]

Health Effects

Although soy products have been arguably been disputed as healthy or unhealthy. Soy Lecithin's chemical compound is almost the same as that of regular lecithin that is usually derived from eggs. Sow lecithin is also used in a very low level in food, usually less than one percent or a fraction of a percent. [1]