Anti-sticking properties of lecithin make it a perfect and necessary ingredient in a wide range of cooking sprays for commercial use. As a release agent lecithin is used to provide easy removal of products from pans, tins, or belts, and also to help separate items from each other. In such cases lecithin-containing substances form a barrier between food products and surfaces, helping to release raw and end products of their molds and separate sliced foods. Nowadays experts more often consider lecithin as a healthy natural and an economical alternative for use as a release agent in different industries. Lecithin blends well with both oils and water, making an protective layer during continuous cooking/freezing/bakery between surface and food.
∙ Separation of food from contact surfaces, making it easier to clean the belt, pan or mold
∙ Prevention of sticking of products to each other, sticking of slices or to the cutting knives, extruders or conveyors
∙ Enhancement of the ability to cut and shape a product in bakery, cheese and meat production
∙ Optimization of crust/dough properties
∙ Less frequent cleaning of equipment
∙ Release of belts from the molds
∙ In asphalt road technology for better tire release
∙ Low insolubles in hexane that can affect the surface of the finished product.
∙ Lower caloric level than oil
∙ Available for spray or brush applications and Less overspray