De-oiled lecithin is exactly what it sounds like – lecithin almost with no oil . It is practically free of oil and contains a particularly high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The powder or granular lecithin is a more compact, easy to handle concentrated lecithin product. In addition to its improved functional properties, de-oiled or powder lecithin products are essentially ready nutraceuticals with immense nutritional benefits for consumers. In addition to the commonly used de-oiled lecithin, modern high-tech formulation techniques grant ability to precise composition of lecithin products in order to display the unique characteristics optimal for bakery and instant products production.
Powder lecithin can be used in dietary food (e.g. tablets or capsules) or in light meals, such as: nutritional bars, energetics, cheese products, light salad dressings, dietary instant products and so on. They are commonly used as emulsifiers, dispersants, wetting agent, antioxidant, surfactants, instantizing agent, lubricant, viscosity modifiers, and release agents.
Soy, sunflower or rapeseeds are used as a source of raw material for the production of de-oiled lecithin.